Enbridge Offers to Speed Tunnel Work on Line 5 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Inc. is offering to speed up work on a planned tunnel for the four-mile underwater leg of its Line 5 oil pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac in response to Michigan state demands for swift action.

June 3, 2019

Riviera Inks Deal to Sell More Legacy Assets in Michigan

Riviera Resources Inc. has agreed to sell its interest in oil and natural gas properties in Michigan to an undisclosed buyer for $44.5 million.

May 24, 2019

Consumers Blames Extreme Weather in Late January for Michigan Compressor Fire

Consumers Energy told regulators in Michigan that “unique and extreme weather conditions” during a safety venting fire-gate process caused a compressor station (CS) fire in January.

April 9, 2019

Michigan Democratic Governor Halts Work on Enbridge Line 5 Replacement, Faces Republican Ire

Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5, a 540,000 b/d oil pipeline, Thursday has temporarily survived the opening legal shots in a revived Michigan campaign to shut it down by demolishing its four-mile underwater leg across the Straits of Mackinac.

March 29, 2019

Enbridge, Michigan Reach Deal on Line 5 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Inc. has agreed to cover the costs of an underwater tunnel that would accommodate a replacement for its 65 year-old oil and natural gas liquids pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

October 5, 2018
Upper Michigan Source of NatGas Growth for WEC Energy Group

Upper Michigan Source of NatGas Growth for WEC Energy Group

Natural gas expansion in an unlikely area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula promises to fuel the bulk of the growth at Milwaukee, WI-based WEC Energy Group Inc., formed by the recent marriage of Wisconsin Energy and the Illinois-based Integrys Group.

February 6, 2017

Michigan Backs DTE Electric Contract With Nexus, But Denies Cost Recovery Plans

Regulators in Michigan agreed with an administrative law judge’s finding that plans by DTE Electric Co. to contract with Nexus Gas Transmission LLC to buy natural gas for power generation appear “reasonable and prudent,” despite the pipeline being partly owned by a utility affiliate.

January 17, 2017
DTE Energy to Replace Eight Coal-Fired Units With NatGas, Renewables by 2023

DTE Energy to Replace Eight Coal-Fired Units With NatGas, Renewables by 2023

DTE Energy is proceeding with plans to retire eight coal-fired generation units at three locations in Michigan over the next seven years, replacing them with a mix of generation including natural gas and renewables, the Detroit-based company said.

July 27, 2016

Brief — Enbridge Energy LP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy LP and several related Enbridge companies to resolve claims stemming from two separate oil spills in Marshall, MI and Romeoville, IL, in 2010. Enbridge agreed to spend at least $110 million on measures to prevent spills and improve operations across nearly 2,000 miles of its pipeline system in the Great Lakes area, and to pay $62 million in civil penalties for Clean Water Act violations, the agencies said. Enbridge will also pay more than $5.4 million in unreimbursed costs incurred by the government in connection with cleanup of the Marshall spill, as well as all future removal costs incurred by the government in connection with the spill. In addition to payments required under the proposed settlement, Enbridge has already reimbursed the government for $57.8 million in cleanup costs from the Marshall spill and $650,000 for cleanup costs from the Romeoville spill, and reportedly incurred costs in excess of $1 billion for required cleanup activities relating to the spills, the agencies said. Enbridge was held responsible for the discharge of at least 20,082 bbls of oil in Marshall and another 6,427 bbls in Romeoville. In 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said the 30-inch diameter pipeline rupture and spill in the Kalamazoo River in Marshall was the most expensive onshore oil spill in U.S. history (see Daily GPI,July 16, 2012).

July 20, 2016

NatGas Cash Sluggish, But Futures at 11-Week Highs

Natural gas for weekend and Monday delivery slipped in Friday’s trading as plentiful supply and the ease of making prompt purchases with cell phones and laptops gave buyers little incentive to commit to three-day purchases.

April 22, 2016