New Enbridge Pipeline Readies for Action

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 03:09 PM gHale

With talk about pipeline safety continuing to ratchet upward, work on the new Enbridge pipeline in St. Clair County, MI, is now complete.

Crews remain in the area to complete land restoration, which will continue until winter, said Jason Manshum, an Enbridge spokesman.

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Crews are just now beginning to purge the line they are replacing, Manshum said. “That should be complete, and the product, or the oil, flowing through the replacement line by the end of this month,” Manshum said.

Work on the 30-inch pipeline began in St. Clair County last fall when Enbridge cleared the right-of-way through Columbus and St. Clair townships and Marysville.

In Marysville, the line travels next to Marysville City Park.

The $1.3 billion project replaces Line 6B from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia. The last 50 miles cuts through Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. The line carries crude oil to refineries.

Manshum said restoration of properties will continue until winter weather hits the area. He said the company’s goal is restore most of the land disturbed by construction before the winter comes.

“Any remaining work would, of course, resume next spring when weather allows,” Manshum said.

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