Media Statements

December 04, 2018

SaskPower outage impacts Enbridge pipeline assets

UPDATE (Dec. 5, 2018, 10:05 a.m. MST): Enbridge is closely monitoring the SaskPower outage in Saskatchewan caused by the recent extreme weather.

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November 08, 2018

Enbridge looks forward to a strong partnership with the Mackinac Bridge Authority

Enbridge believes working with the Authority is a constructive and logical way to pursue a replacement segment of Line 5 in a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac.

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October 09, 2018

Enbridge responds to natural gas transmission pipeline incident north of Prince George, B.C.

UPDATE (Nov. 30, 2018, 2:45 p.m. PST): We are continuing to advance our plan to return the T-South natural gas transmission system to full operating capacity, following the rupture that occurred on October 9, 2018, near Prince George, B.C.

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October 03, 2018

State of Michigan and Enbridge agree on measures to further protect the Straits of Mackinac

Today, Enbridge entered into a second agreement with the State of Michigan on the future of Line 5.

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June 29, 2018

Enbridge delivers three assessments for enhancing protection

Enbridge has delivered to the State of Michigan three assessments evaluating technologies and actions aimed at safeguarding the environment and energy infrastructure.

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June 15, 2018

Study identifies two feasible alternatives for replacing Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline crossing in the Straits of Mackinac

Enbridge has delivered to the State of Michigan a feasibility study on alternatives to potentially replace Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.

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April 27, 2018

Enbridge Update on Point Le Barbe Incident

This week, Enbridge placed additional operating pressure restrictions on the pipelines across the Straits of Mackinac as a precautionary and prudent measure. We took this step in close consultation with our federal regulator PHMSA, with federal code, and with the State of Michigan.

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April 23, 2018

Administrative Law Judge supports need for Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project

Updated on April 24

On April 23, the Administrative Law Judge submitted a non-binding recommendation to the MPUC on granting the Certificate of Need and Route Permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project. The MPUC will consider it and the entire regulatory record in making its Project determination.

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April 16, 2018

Line 5 Restarted

Line 5 was restarted on April 16 at 3:15 p.m. ET. We continue to monitor the weather conditions in the Straits and provide updates to the State, Coast Guard and PHMSA.

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April 15, 2018

Line 5 temporarily shut down due to power outage

Line 5 is temporarily shut down due to a power outage at the Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.

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April 11, 2018

No integrity issues on Line 5 after potential vessel-caused incident

Enbridge took immediate action after learning of the damage to ATC’s cables in the Straits of Mackinac – possibly caused by vessel activity that is under a marine casualty investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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April 06, 2018

Enbridge Statement on a recent New York Times story related to the Williams and Jensen firm and the U.S. EPA

The facts do not support the reporter’s insinuation. Williams and Jensen has not worked on any regulatory matters before the current administration on behalf of Enbridge. This includes matters before the EPA related to the Line 67 permit mentioned in the NYT story.

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March 15, 2018

Enbridge welcomes Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Environmental Impact Statement adequacy decision

Today, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ruled that the Final Environmental Impact Statement that was developed for the Line 3 Replacement Project is adequate.

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November 27, 2017

Enbridge and Michigan State agreement lays out path forward for addressing future of Line 5

Enbridge has entered into an agreement with the State of Michigan, laying out a path forward for addressing the future of Line 5. The agreement increases collaboration and coordination between the State and Enbridge and contains seven key actions that move toward a long term solution. 

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October 31, 2017

Line 3 Replacement Project Evidentiary Hearings Begin Nov. 1

DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 31 – The next step in the process for the Line 3 Replacement Project begins in St. Paul on Nov. 1 with evidentiary hearings on the certificate of need and route permit, which will continue through Nov. 15th. The hearings follow public hearings held across the state before the administrative law judge and intervenors in the process.  

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October 16, 2017

Enbridge welcomes Presidential Permit on Line 67

Enbridge welcomes the issuance of a Presidential Permit on Line 67 after a nearly five-year process of review. 

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October 11, 2017

Rebuttal Evidence Reaffirms Need for Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project

Today, Oct. 11, 2017, Enbridge submitted rebuttal testimony in support of the Line 3 Replacement Project (Project) before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) that clearly demonstrates the need for this project to ensure future adequacy, reliability and efficiency of energy supply in Minnesota and neighboring states.

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September 14, 2017

Pipeline tampering incidents

Tampering with stored pipe was discovered as part of Enbridge’s rigorous inspection process on its Line 10 Westover Segment Replacement Project, which is an essential pipeline safety and maintenance project.

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September 12, 2017

Enbridge responds to Minnesota Department of Commerce testimony to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Docket

The Department of Commerce opinion is only one view, which we and other energy consumers will respond to in detail through this process. We disagree with the DOC’s consultant, London Economics International, as do other shippers and consumers of oil in Minnesota and the Midwest.

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August 30, 2017

Enbridge responds to Tropical Storm Harvey

Our focus is on the safety of our employees and the safe operations of our businesses. 

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August 30, 2017

Enbridge initiated this summer several studies, inspections and maintenance project along the dual pipelines of Line 5 in the Straits

The findings underscore the effectiveness of Enbridge’s monitoring and maintenance program, which continues to exceed federal standards and reflects Enbridge’s commitment to Michigan and safe pipeline operations.

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August 10, 2017

L3RP Construction Tour Underlines Importance of Engagement on Critical Energy Infrastructure Projects

On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, Enbridge hosted a Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP) construction right-of-way tour for a number of federal, provincial, and municipal leaders, including Premier Rachel Notley.

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July 26, 2017

Enbridge acknowledges Supreme Court of Canada decision on Line 9

Enbridge appreciates and respects the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision.

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July 11, 2017

Enbridge responds to wildfire situation in British Columbia

The wildfires in British Columbia are a serious situation and Enbridge has enacted emergency response plans to protect our workers and safeguard our facilities.

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July 06, 2017

Enbridge’s Statement on the Line 5 Alternative Analysis Report

Enbridge responds to Line 5 Alternative Analysis Report conducted by Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems for the State of Michigan.

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May 11, 2017

Al Monaco Statement on Shareholder Resolution

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Enbridge Inc. shareholders voted against a proposal requesting a report to shareholders detailing the due diligence process used by Enbridge, its affiliates and subsidiaries to identify and address social and environmental risks, including Indigenous rights risks, when reviewing potential acquisitions.

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March 20, 2017

Enbridge responds to incident at Edmonton Terminal

Enbridge is actively responding to a release that occurred the afternoon of Monday, March 20th from a tank valve at our Edmonton Terminal. Safety of the public and protection of the environment are our top priorities.

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February 18, 2017

Enbridge responds to third party pipeline strike in Strathcona County, Alberta

Enbridge is actively responding and working to recover light crude oil condensate released from Line 2A following a third-party line strike that occurred on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

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January 06, 2017

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Line 5 easement renewals

Enbridge is surprised to learn of the Bad River Band’s decision not to renew individual easements within the reservation for Line 5, after negotiating in good faith for the past several years.

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November 29, 2016

Line 3 Replacement Program and Northern Gateway Decision Statement

Enbridge today received the Canadian Federal Government’s decision on our Line 3 Replacement and Northern Gateway Projects.

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July 24, 2016

Sarnia unknown substance not from Enbridge facilities

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July 15, 2016

Enbridge proud to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

At Enbridge, we recognize that climate change is a global issue and we all have a role to play in addressing it, including industry.

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May 08, 2016

Enbridge acted quickly, responsibly following 1980 Hiawatha National Forest pipeline release

Enbridge has worked closely with the U.S. Forest Service and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality every step of the way.

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May 05, 2016

Enbridge Athabasca Region Pipeline Service Update

Enbridge is working closely with the province and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to monitor the wildfire situation in the producing regions of Northern Alberta.

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April 25, 2016

One step in the journey: NEB recommends approval of Line 3 Replacement Program, with conditions

This is one important step of many in the regulatory process for L3R, an essential pipeline maintenance project.

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April 01, 2016

University of Michigan spill modeling study

We believe that David Schwab’s report, sponsored by the National Wildlife Foundation, is based on unrealistic assumptions in three primary areas.

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November 22, 2015

Climate Leadership Plan marks turning point for Alberta

Enbridge Inc. today responded to the release by the Government of Alberta of its Climate Leadership Plan.

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November 02, 2015

Enbridge’s partnership with the University of Calgary and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability

This morning, the CBC aired a story on Enbridge’s partnership with the University of Calgary and the Centre for Corporate Sustainability.

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September 30, 2015

NEB confirms Enbridge’s Line 9 hydrostatic tests meet its criteria

We are pleased the National Energy Board confirmed that our three hydrostatic tests met their criteria and were successful.

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July 16, 2015

Enbridge completes successful audit

On July 15, 2015, the National Energy Board (NEB) released its audit of Enbridge Pipelines Inc.’s NEB-regulated facilities and concluded that the company continues to operate safely.

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February 06, 2015

Line 9 update: NEB rules valve placement ‘appropriate,’ imposes additional obligations

The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved two conditions relating to Enbridge’s Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project, while also imposing further project obligations pertaining to water crossing safety.

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March 27, 2015

Enbridge taking steps to meet NEB’s new enforcement standards

In 2013 a new regulation was enacted to provide the National Energy Board with a new enforcement tool called Administrative Monetary Penalties or AMPs. The application of AMPs focuses on regulatory requirements related to safety of the public and workers, and protection of the environment.

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February 06, 2015

Actualité concernant la canalisation 9: L’ONÉ juge «approprié» l’emplacement des vannes et impose de nouvelles obligations

L’Office national de l’énergie a approuvé deux conditions relatives au projet d’inversion et à l’accroissement de capacité de la canalisation 9B, tout en imposant des obligations supplémentaires pour le projet concernant la sécurité des franchissements de cours d’eau.

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October 23, 2014

Enbridge affirms its commitment to protecting watercourses along Line 9

Enbridge's first priority is the protection of people and the environment, including our waterways. Recently, the National Energy Board (NEB) asked Enbridge for additional information about our plans to protect major water crossings along Line 9.

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January 30, 2014

Enbridge Gas Distribution receives approval for GTA project

Enbridge Gas Distribution today announced that it has received approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to upgrade the backbone of its natural gas distribution system in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The GTA Project will provide upgrades to the natural gas distribution system that supplies natural gas to Brampton, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham and Toronto.

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September 17, 2013

Lack of energy infrastructure costing Canada $50M per day, says new Chamber report

The Canadian economy is leaving as much as $50 million a day on the table because of a significant lack of energy infrastructure, according to a new Canadian Chamber of Commerce report released today.

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