April 2019, Vol. 246, No. 4

Projects

Enbridge Delays Line 3 Pipeline Opening in Minnesota by Year

Enbridge Energy is delaying the start-up of its planned Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota by a year. The Canadian-based company said it expects the new pipeline to go into service in the second half of 2020. Enbridge officials had hoped to put the pipeline into service in the second half of 2019. The state Public Utilities approved the project last summer. But the Minnesota Department of Commerce argued that Enbridge failed to provide legally adequate long-range demand forecasts to establish the need for the project. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge wants to replace Line 3 because it’s increasingly prone to cracking and corrosion. Native American and environ

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