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Enbridge receives permit for Michigan underwater supports on Line 5 oil pipeline


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Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc said on Tuesday it has received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install 54 steel supports along its underwater Line 5 pipeline in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac.

Line 5 ships 540,000 barrels per day of light crude oil and propane and is a critical part of Enbridge’s Mainline network, which delivers the bulk of Canadian crude exports to the United States.

However the Michigan is suing Enbridge in a bid to have the underwater portion of the 66-year-old twin pipelines, which run beneath the straits where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, decommissioned to remove any risk of a leak.

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In August Enbridge identified a span, or gap between the pipe and the lake bed, exceeding 75 feet, which under easements granted by the state of Michigan is the limit for each span.

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Company spokesman Ryan Duffy said Enbridge had started work immediately to install a support at that span.

“We expect that weather permitting, we will complete work on the span measuring more than 75 feet later this week,” he added in an emailed statement.



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