Enbridge gets approval to reopen U.S. pipeline (2 years after Wisc. oil spill)
Enbridge Inc. has received U.S. government approval to restart a pipeline that was shut down in 2010 after leaking more than 1,200 barrels of crude oil on a Wisconsin field.
The Calgary-based energy distribution giant said Monday it had received approval from the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to restart Line 14 on Tuesday. The 750-kilometre segment is part of Enbridge's 3,000-kilometre Lakehead Pipeline system, which transports hazardous liquid to Chicago from North Dakota with an extension to Buffalo, N.Y.