Media Statements

May 27, 2020

Enbridge seasonal Line 5 maintenance identifies coating issue; repair planning now underway

Enbridge began its seasonal maintenance work for Line 5 in the Straits at the beginning of May and has already made significant progress.

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May 22, 2020

Enbridge statement on today's oral arguments in Michigan Circuit Court

There is no change in the operating condition of the pipeline or change in law to support the Attorney General’s allegations.

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May 12, 2020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deems Great Lakes Tunnel Project application complete

Enbridge’s permit and approval process for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project is off to a fast start with the USACE now determining our application is complete.

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May 04, 2020

Enbridge responds to incident on Texas Eastern system in Fleming County, Kentucky

Enbridge personnel are responding to a May 4, 2020 incident that occurred at about 5 p.m. ET on Line 10 of the company's Texas Eastern natural gas system in Fleming County, Kentucky.

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May 04, 2020

Enbridge offers storage service on Canadian Mainline pipeline system

Enbridge has identified an opportunity to use a portion of the legacy Line 3 pipeline in Canada, between Regina and Cromer, as temporary, regulated storage before 2021 line decommissioning.

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April 30, 2020

Enbridge responds to incident at pump station near Herschel, Saskatchewan

Enbridge is responding to an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 30, at its pump station near Herschel, Saskatchewan.

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April 08, 2020

Enbridge submits permit application for Great Lakes Tunnel Project

Enbridge filed the application April 8, 2020, with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

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March 31, 2020

Enbridge’s response to COVID-19

At Enbridge, safety is our top priority. That is why we are taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our employees and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 06, 2020

Enbridge selects contractors for Great Lakes Tunnel Project

Demonstrating its commitment to safety, experience and the State of Michigan, Enbridge has selected two renowned and industry leading contractors for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project.

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March 04, 2020

Enbridge responds to TSB natural gas pipeline incident report

Since the Shelley incident, we’ve completed a comprehensive pipeline integrity program on our B.C. natural gas pipeline system to prevent similar incidents from occurring, and to significantly improve pipeline safety.

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December 30, 2019

Enbridge retrieves rod from Straits of Mackinac lakebed

Enbridge has successfully retrieved from the Straits of Mackinac lakebed a 45-foot steel rod that had been used in our recent geotech work for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project.

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December 09, 2019

Revised EIS confirms a replacement Line 3 incident would not introduce risk to Lake Superior

The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s revised spill modeling confirms that in the unlikely case of a spill, the Line 3 replacement segment does not introduce risk to Lake Superior.

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November 21, 2019

Rock sampling work complete in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac

Construction of Enbridge’s Great Lakes Tunnel advanced with the recent completion of sediment and rock sampling at the Straits of Mackinac.

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September 25, 2019

Enbridge receives permit, begins installing new support anchors in Straits of Mackinac

Enbridge has received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install 54 steel supports along our Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

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August 07, 2019

Enbridge Awaits Permits from Army Corps of Engineers to Continue Line 5 Span Management Program

As part of its Line 5 Straits agreement signed with the State of Michigan in December 2018, Enbridge today reported to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), and the Department of Natural Resources that one of the spans between supports has grown to exceed 75 feet, the limit for each span under the easement agreement.

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August 01, 2019

Enbridge responds to incident on its Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline near Danville, Kentucky

(UPDATED Sept. 1, 2019, 11:15 a.m. EDT) —Enbridge is working closely with the PHMSA and the NTSB to address all site-specific concerns. We will ensure all work activities are being done safely and respectfully to minimize disruptions to the surrounding community.

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July 25, 2019

Enbridge Committed to Working with Bad River Band/ Company Open to Re-route of Line 5

Enbridge is surprised and disappointed by the legal action taken by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, following extensive efforts of the parties through good faith negotiations and formal mediation. We remain committed to communicating with Bad River and are hopeful we can address the band’s concerns.

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June 28, 2019

Enbridge response to Michigan Attorney General’s Legal Filing

Enbridge shares the Governor’s vision of protecting the Great Lakes and reducing the risk to the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge remains fully committed to moving forward in a constructive manner with the Administration to reach our mutual objective of replacing the existing Line 5 crossing as soon as possible.

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June 17, 2019

Enbridge welcomes State approval to commence geotechnical program

The State of Michigan has affirmed Enbridge's rights to collect geotechnical samples as part of our Line 5 Straits of Mackinac tunnel project.

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June 07, 2019

Enbridge statement on the UP Energy Commission

The Line 5 tunnel solution is the best long term opportunity to secure the energy needs of the State while making an already safe pipeline even safer.

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June 07, 2019

Enbridge statement on Governor’s comments on Line 5

Enbridge’s response to the Governor’s assertion that Enbridge walked away and is concerned with its bottom line.

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June 06, 2019

Enbridge Seeks Court Ruling on Enforceability of Line 5 Tunnel Agreements

Today Enbridge announced that it is filing a legal action with the Michigan Court of Claims to establish the constitutional validity and enforceability of previous agreements signed between the Company and the State of Michigan relating to the construction and operation of a tunnel underneath the Straits of Mackinac to house a replacement Line 5 pipeline.

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June 03, 2019

Enbridge responds to Minnesota Court of Appeals decision

Today the Minnesota Court of Appeals rendered a decision on the adequacy of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Line 3 Replacement Project. While affirming eight of the nine disputed aspects of the analysis and decision around the FEIS, the court identified one issue for further analysis.

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May 30, 2019

Enbridge statement on Line 5 Tunnel

Enbridge Inc. today addressed statements made yesterday by the Michigan Attorney General and Governor about our joint efforts with the State on the proposed construction of an underground tunnel that would ultimately house a replacement of the existing Line 5 pipelines across the Straits of Mackinac, which have always operated safely.

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March 01, 2019

Enbridge receives permit timelines from the State of Minnesota

We now have a firm schedule from the State on the timing of the remaining permits. We support a robust and transparent permitting process that includes opportunity for input from the public, and we will continue to work closely with State officials during this process.

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February 27, 2019

Enbridge Responds to Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

Enbridge’s natural gas pipeline system has been operating in B.C. for more than 60 years. Throughout that time, we have had strong relationships with many Indigenous communities near our pipeline system, including the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation.

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February 08, 2019

Response to reported release in St. Charles County, Missouri

(UPDATED Feb. 8, 2019, 10:05 a.m. MST) - The release was reported in a location near several oil pipelines operated by several different companies, including one that is operated by Express Holdings (USA), LLC, an Enbridge affiliate.

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January 27, 2019

Enbridge responds to Texas Eastern system incident in Ohio

(UPDATED Jan. 27, 10:40 a.m. CT) — Enbridge personnel are responding to an incident in Noble County, Ohio, on our Texas Eastern pipeline system.

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December 21, 2018

Enbridge responds to Minnesota Department of Commerce appeal and Governor’s statement

The MN Department of Commerce’s appeal flies in the face of the thorough review spanning four years, thousands of hours of environmental and cultural study, and substantial public comments, all conducted under the Dayton administration.

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December 19, 2018

Straits infrastructure project moves forward

The replacement of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline inside a tunnel at the Straits of Mackinac will protect one of the most important and vital natural resources in the world.

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December 15, 2018

Enbridge responds to incident on East Tennessee Natural Gas system

Updated - Enbridge personnel are responding to an incident near Pleasant Shade, TN, on the company's East Tennessee Natural Gas system.

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December 05, 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 (Dec. 1, 2019): Today, Enbridge safely brought the entire T-South natural gas transmission system back to full operating capacity.

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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 24, 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 16, 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 18, 2017

High Pine Expansion Project Public Statement

Enbridge takes decisive action to address NEB safety requirements

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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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September 06, 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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August 04, 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 23, 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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March 10, 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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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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