Minnesota

U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Review of Minnesota County Fracture Sand Ban

U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Review of Minnesota County Fracture Sand Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition that sought to overturn a Minnesota county ordinance banning the mining of silica sand, which is used in some Lower 48 well completions. Minnesota Sands LLC, which filed its initial lawsuit in 2017, was challenging an adverse ruling by the Supreme Court of Minnesota regarding Winona…

January 11, 2021
Enbridge Line 3 Construction Finally Begins in Minnesota

Enbridge Line 3 Construction Finally Begins in Minnesota

Enbridge Inc. launched work Monday on the $2 billion Minnesota leg in its Line 3 oil pipe replacement project after receiving the final state permit required for construction. “With all the permits in hand we can now start,” said Enbridge Vice President Vern Yu. He did not specify a date or location. However, the company…

December 1, 2020
Enbridge Gains Army Corps Approval for Line 3 in Minnesota

Enbridge Gains Army Corps Approval for Line 3 in Minnesota

Permits approved on Monday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow Enbridge Inc. to keep alive a plan to start construction by the end of the year on the $2.6 billion Minnesota leg of its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement program. The 340-mile pipeline segment has been inching closer to construction for a…

November 24, 2020
Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

After a seven-month pause to finish a Minnesota environmental review, Enbridge Inc. regained a path to construction Monday for its contested Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across Western Canada and the northern United States.

February 4, 2020
Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

After a seven-month pause to finish a Minnesota environmental review, Enbridge Inc. regained a path to construction Monday for its contested Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across Western Canada and the northern United States.

February 4, 2020
Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

Minnesota Grants Enbridge Permit to Advance Line 3 Construction

After a seven-month pause to finish a Minnesota environmental review, Enbridge Inc. regained a path to construction Monday for its contested Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across Western Canada and the northern United States.

February 4, 2020

Xcel CEO Sees More Opportunities to Buy Natural Gas Assets

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. is seeing opportunities to buy more natural gas assets after agreeing to spend $650 million for Mankato Energy Center, according to CEO Ben Fowke.

October 25, 2019
Enbridge Given Reprieve to Resubmit Line 3 Water Quality Request in Minnesota

Enbridge Given Reprieve to Resubmit Line 3 Water Quality Request in Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has postponed a final ruling on a water quality permit for Enbridge Inc.’s contested Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project to obey a state court order and a legislated deadline for regulatory decisions.

October 1, 2019
Minnesota Supreme Court Deals Win to Enbridge Line 3

Minnesota Supreme Court Deals Win to Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals for a rerun of the state regulatory review of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement project involving the Minnesota leg of its crude pipeline, a key oil export conduit.

September 19, 2019
Minnesota Appeals Court Decision Could Extend Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Timeline

Minnesota Appeals Court Decision Could Extend Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Timeline

A Minnesota legal verdict Monday ordered additional environmental review for Enbridge Inc.’s oil export Line 3 pipeline replacement, raising fears that the one-year delay already holding back the $9-billion project will grow longer.

June 4, 2019
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