Minnesota regulators restart Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline review process

Minnesota state utility regulators on Tuesday unfroze the approval process for Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, directing a state agency to fix the deficiencies identified by a court in the…

Protesters rally against Line 3 pipeline at Enbridge office in Minnesota

Dozens of people rallied outside a Minnesota office of Enbridge to protest the company’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. Protesters said six members of their group chained themselves to a gate early Monday at Enbridge’s office in Bemidji, prompting…

Line 3 pipeline setback more bad news for Canadian oilfield workers: CEO of industry group

The president of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada says a court ruling in Minnesota that could further delay Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project spells more bad news for Canadian oilfield workers. Gary Mar says investor confidence…

Minnesota court reverses regulators’ decision on impact of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said state regulators must conduct a further review for Enbridge Energy‘s plan to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline because the project’s environmental impact statement doesn’t address the possibility of an…

Pipeline constraints to slow Alberta’s economy to single-digit growth in 2019: ATB

Alberta’s economy faces significant headwinds in 2019, according to the latest forecast from the Alberta Treasury Branch. The financial institution projects a mere 0.7 per cent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2019, down from 1.4 per cent…

Enbridge aiming to boost Mainline throughput as Q1 results top expectations

Enbridge Inc. is working with shippers to optimize its Mainline pipeline system in a bid to boost throughput by 50,000 to 100,000 barrels per day. Chief executive Al Monaco said Friday that although its Liquids Mainline System — the largest…

Creative options for oil transport considered as pipeline delays continue

News that permitting issues in the U.S. would delay Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline project until the middle of 2020 instead of late this year means that yet another boost in oil export capacity has been kicked down the…

Enbridge spent $11M lobbying Minnesota over Line 3 pipeline in 2018

A new report shows Enbridge spent US$11 million last year lobbying leaders in Minnesota, where the Calgary-based oil company is fighting to replace its aging Line 3 pipeline despite opposition from local tribes and environmentalists. Story continues below The Minnesota…

MEG Energy unlikely to expand oilsands project with Line 3 pipeline delays

The CEO of MEG Energy Corp. says a one-year delay in Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project makes it highly unlikely it will approve an option to spend about $75 million to complete an expansion of its Christina Lake…

Minnesota governor sides with environmentalists on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of an independent regulatory commission’s approval of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, siding with environmental and…