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Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline upgrade challenged by Minnesota government – BOE Report
by ahnationtalk onSeptember 12, 201770 Views
September 12, 2017
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc’s upgrade of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline hit an obstacle on Monday after the U.S. state of Minnesota told a regulatory committee that it has no need for the project, and that the existing pipe should be shut.
The testimony by Minnesota’s Department of Commerce is the latest challenge against the C$8.2 billion ($6.52 billion) project through the state, which faces fierce opposition from environmentalists and aboriginal groups.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which heard the testimony, is expected to make a final ruling next year and has to issue a certificate of need before Enbridge, North America’s largest energy infrastructure company, can start construction in the state.