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Northern Minnesota Oil Pipeline Replacement Moves Forward

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota has taken a step forward.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday approved plans for conducting an environmental review of the $2.6 billion project, which would replace a nearly 60-year-old pipeline doesn’t run at its original capacity. 99 more words

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Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy in $37B deal

CALGARY – Enbridge is making a big bet on natural gas with the C$37-billion friendly takeover of Spectra Energy Corp., as it looks to grow while facing severe pushback on infrastructure projects. 582 more words

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Future Unclear For Northern Minnesota Pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The future is unclear for a proposed oil pipeline that would cross northern Minnesota.

Enbridge Energy says the Canadian company is investing in a different pipeline that would transport North Dakota crude oil — but not across Minnesota. 108 more words

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Companies will study risks, changes to underwater pipeline

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) – The state of Michigan has tapped two companies to analyze the financial risk of an oil pipeline rupture in the Straits of Mackinac and evaluate any alternatives to the pipeline. 97 more words

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Calgary-based Enbridge to spend more on equipment that could be used in oil spills

The Canadian company that owns twin underwater oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet says it’s spending US$7 million over the next two years on equipment that could be deployed quickly in the event of a spill. 201 more words

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Minnesota Regulators Set Meetings For Oil Pipelines

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators plan a dozen public meetings on Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and its plan to replace its Line 3 pipeline. 118 more words

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Enbridge: Supporters Accuse Regulators Of Delaying Pipeline Project

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy and its supporters have accused Minnesota regulators of imposing unreasonable and unlawful procedures that they say will delay construction of a $2.6 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota. 112 more words

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