Line 6B Phase 2 Replacement Project
The Line 6B Phase 2 Replacement Project is replacing approximately 210 miles of its existing Line 6B crude oil pipeline in Indiana and Michigan. Enbridge is replacing certain segments with new pipe, starting in Lake County, Ind., and continuing northeast to Marysville, Mich. Most of the new pipeline segments will be installed adjacent to existing segments.
The project provides a two-fold benefit and purpose:
- Reduces the number of future maintenance activities; and
- Restores the ultimate capacity of Line 6B to meet increasing demand along the pipeline route, which is largely driven by current and planned refinery upgrades and expansions in Michigan, Ohio and eastern Canada.
Following the completion of this project, Enbridge will have replaced the entire length of Line 6B with new pipe from Griffith, Ind., to the St. Clair River in Marysville, Mich.
Overall cost of the pipeline project, including replacement of 210 miles of pipeline and associated station and terminal facilities, is estimated at $1.3 billion for the Michigan portion and an additional $300 million for the Indiana portion.
The new pipeline will bring added property values to Indiana and Michigan communities and provide an influx of sales tax and local purchasing of materials and equipment. It will also create more than 1,000 temporary and permanent jobs, including hundreds of skilled and labor workers during peak construction. Many workers will be drawn from the local workforce. Click here for more information about working on the Line 6B Phase 2 Replacement Project or providing vendor services. It will bring an additional $22.8 million in tax revenue to Michigan alone.
This project is also designed to meet current and future pipeline transportation needs. Line 6B is an integral part of the region’s critical energy infrastructure, providing safe and efficient supply of crude oil to a numerous regional refineries, which in turn supply the public’s need for refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel and asphalt.