As part of our ongoing efforts to meet North America’s needs for reliable and secure transportation of petroleum energy supplies, Enbridge is expanding the average annual capacity of Line 61 from 560,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 1.2 million bpd. Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership is expanding in phases the average annual capacity of our Line 61 Pipeline to an ultimate 1.2 million barrel per day (bpd) design capacity. Line 61 is a 42-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline that spans from Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, to our Flanagan Terminal near Pontiac, Illinois.
Phase 2 involved construction of additional pumps along Line 61 to bring the pipeline to its full 1.2 million bpd designed capacity.
To increase Line 61’s capacity to its full 1.2 million bpd design capacity, Enbridge is constructing or modifying pump stations in the following locations:
- Station within Superior Terminal in Douglas County
- Hawthorne Station in Douglas County
- Wascott Station in Douglas County (formerly Minong)
- Stone Lake Station in Sawyer County
- Ladysmith Station in Rusk County
- Sheldon Station in Chippewa County
- Owen Station in Clark County
- Vesper Station in Wood County
- Marshfield Station in Wood County
- Adams Station in Adams County
- Portage Station in Columbia County
- Waterloo Station in Dane County
- Delavan Station in Rock County
- Belvidere in Boone County
- DeKalb in DeKalb County
- Ottawa in La Salle County
All work will be performed on property that is owned or acquired in fee by Enbridge. The Project does not require pipeline construction.
Construction for Phase 2 began in spring 2014 and, subject to permit and regulatory approvals, the pipeline will be operating at a capacity of 1.2 million bpd in 2016.
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Pump Station Information
Line 61 Upgrade Project - Phase 1 & 2 Fact Sheet