Enbridge has to stop its Line 5 oil pipeline to Canada by May 2021

20 Nov 2020

The state government of Michigan (United States) has ordered Enbridge to shut down a section of its 540,000 bbl/d Line 5 oil pipeline, which transports light crude oil and liquid natural gas from Wisconsin (United States) to Ontario (Canada) by May 2021due to environmental concerns. According to the Michigan authorities, Enbridge failed to comply with the terms of an agreement with the state, which requires the company to maintain a multi-layered coating on the pipeline and the company will no longer be able to operate pipelines through the Straits of Mackinac, a waterway connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The 1,038 km oil pipeline started to operate in 1953. 

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