Media Statements

June 14, 2023

Enbridge ACGS Acquisition Inc. application for approval acquisition shares Aitken Creek Gas Storage

On May 12, 2023, Enbridge ACGS applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission), pursuant to section 54 of the Utilities Commission Act (Act), for an order approving the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Aitken Creek Gas Storage ULC (ACGS).

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March 24, 2023

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extends federal permitting process for Great Lakes Tunnel Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) decision to extend the federal permitting process for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project effectively pushes the start of construction to 2026.

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February 01, 2023

Unplanned outage on T-South system

Feb. 2 update: Crews were dispatched to site and completed assessments to ensure the ongoing safety and integrity of the pipeline. Our 36-inch pipeline was returned to full service on Feb. 1, 2023 and there are no further impacts to gas supply along our T-South system.

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October 17, 2022

Enbridge comes to agreement on Line 3 penalties

The Line 3 Replacement Project was built under the most comprehensive regulatory framework in the history of Minnesota resulting in the issuance of over 60 federal, state, local, and Tribal approvals. These approvals included the strictest environmental requirements in state history.

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April 13, 2022

Union project labor agreement signed for Enbridge Line 5 Wisconsin

Today, four unions, along with Wisconsin-based contractor Michels Pipeline Inc. and Enbridge Inc., announced the signing of a project labor agreement (PLA) for this pipeline relocation project that will create 700 family-supporting construction jobs.

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February 16, 2022

Tunnel project moves closer to construction after Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority vote

Today, the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) concurred with the authority’s staff recommendation that the request for proposal (RFP) for the Tunnel Project construction contractor meets all requirements specified in the Tunnel Project Agreement between Enbridge and the State of Michigan.

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February 14, 2022

Line 3 Replacement creates $378 million in Tribal economic opportunities in Minnesota

The Line 3 Replacement Project created over $378 million in economic opportunities for tribal nations, tribal members and native owned businesses. Over 890 tribal members worked more than 700,000 hours replacing Line 3 – making up 7% of the total project workforce and earning over $41 million in wages.

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January 27, 2022

Williams Lake First Nation: Phase 1 of residential schools investigation

Results from the Phase 1 investigation at the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School by Williams Lake First Nation are another tragic reminder of Canada’s residential school system that must be acknowledged and should never be forgotten.

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January 19, 2022

Enbridge receives prestigious Catalyst Award for diversity and inclusion program

“It’s truly an honor for Enbridge and our people to be recognized with a Catalyst Award for our work to progress diversity and inclusion.”

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November 30, 2021

Enbridge responds to State of Michigan decision

Enbridge is pleased by the State of Michigan’s decision to drop its case to enforce its November 2020 notice of revocation and termination related to Line 5.

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September 16, 2021

Enbridge committed to restoration in Minnesota

Enbridge has been working with the DNR since June to provide the required site information and approval of a corrective action plan, which is currently being implemented.

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August 10, 2021

Non-toxic drilling mud: Part of the HDD process

There has been a great deal of misinformation about inadvertent returns and the HDD process. Drilling fluid, also known as drilling mud, is non-toxic and primarily made up of naturally occurring bentonite clay and water and is approved for use by the Minnesota DNR and Minnesota PCA.

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August 06, 2021

Line 3 Replacement Project is protecting wild rice, conserving water

We are focused on protecting, conserving and reusing water on the Line 3 project. More than 50% of pipeline sections being tested on Line 3 are reusing water.

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July 21, 2021

Non-toxic drilling mud cleanup complete near Solway, MN

On Tuesday, July 20, Enbridge reported that a small amount of drilling mud reached the surface during a horizontal directional drill (HDD) near Solway, Minnesota. Drilling mud is non-toxic and is primarily made up of naturally occurring bentonite clay and water.

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July 13, 2021

Drilling mud cleanup complete at Willow River HDD site

On July 6, Enbridge reported an inadvertent return after of a small amount of drilling fluid reached the surface during a horizontal directional drill (HDD) procedure at the Willow River in Aitkin County, Minnesota.

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July 01, 2021

Enbridge welcomes resolution to Minnesota property tax issue

From the beginning, we have acknowledged that counties were caught in the middle of this tax valuation issue, and have been committed to working with them to ensure undue hardship does not result

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June 09, 2021

Protesters destroy L3R environmental safeguards and damage control equipment

Protesters attempted to trap workers while forcefully entering and then occupying the site, tresspassing and criminally damaging property.

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June 08, 2021

Enbridge crews return to Two Inlet Pump Station, begin damage assessment

We respect everyone’s right to peacefully and lawfully protest, but trespass, intimidation and damage to property are unacceptable, and we will seek the full prosecution of all involved.

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June 07, 2021

Enbridge comment on L3R 'trespass, intimidation and destruction'

The destruction done today by protesters is disheartening. Our first priority is the safety of all involved—our workers, men and women in law enforcement, and the protestors themselves.

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April 22, 2021

Enbridge statement on Leaders Summit on Climate

We’re encouraged by the political commitments coming out of today’s Leaders Summit on Climate.

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April 19, 2021

Canadian federal budget helps to support energy transition solutions

There are important new measures in this Canadian federal budget to support energy transition solutions like carbon capture, utilization storage and low-carbon fuels like green and blue hydrogen and renewable natural gas.

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January 29, 2021

Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy issues tunnel permits

The EGLE permits are an important milestone for the tunnel project and are part of the process to authorize its construction

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December 21, 2020

Enbridge's Cushing Terminal increases storage and connections through pending acquisition

Enbridge is purchasing a facility that includes 34 tanks for a total of approximately 6.6 million barrels (MMbbl) of storage at Cushing from Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (BKEP).

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December 04, 2020

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission denies stay; work on Line 3 continues

This decision is a reconfirmation of the Minnesota PUC’s previous approvals for the replacement of Line 3.

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October 19, 2020

Minnesota DNR issues first Line 3 permits

Today marks an important step forward for the Line 3 Replacement Project with the issuance of the first of the Minnesota DNR authorizations.

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October 16, 2020

ALJ report clears the way for Line 3 permitting decision

We are extremely pleased that the Administrative Law Judge report was positive on all counts and clears the way for the permitting decision in Minnesota.

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October 02, 2020

Enbridge responds to incident near Youngstown, Alberta

Oct. 9, 2020 information update: All free-standing oil from a release that occurred at Enbridge’s Youngstown, Alberta pump station on Friday, Oct. 2 has been recovered and sent to approved disposal facilities.

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August 18, 2020

Enbridge statement on Minnesota Department of Commerce decision to appeal Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approvals of Line 3

It is disappointing that the Walz administration has chosen to pursue an argument that has been in front of the MN Public Utilities Commission (PUC) numerous times and failed every time

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July 08, 2020

Line 5 West Segment inline inspection report

Enbridge has now submitted to the Michigan Circuit Court and to the State the results of our inspection of the area of interest on the west segment of Line 5.

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June 25, 2020

Enbridge statement on Michigan Circuit Court’s Temporary Restraining Order

"Enbridge is disappointed in the court’s ruling as we believe that Line 5 is safe; however, the west leg of Line 5 has been shut down," said Vern Yu, President of Enbridge's Liquids Pipelines business.

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June 20, 2020

Enbridge reports Straits crossing support issue on Line 5 to State of Michigan

As part of Enbridge’s seasonal maintenance work on Line 5 in the Straits we have discovered a screw anchor support that has shifted from its original position. This is an issue affecting that anchor support and not the pipeline itself.

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June 18, 2020

Enbridge and EPA agree to settlement involving Fifth Modification of the Consent Decree and payment of penalties

Enbridge announced today it has agreed to a Fifth Modification of the Consent Decree and will pay penalties assessed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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May 27, 2020

Enbridge seasonal Line 5 maintenance identifies coating issue; repair planning now underway

Enbridge began its seasonal maintenance work for Line 5 in the Straits at the beginning of May and has already made significant progress.

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May 22, 2020

Enbridge statement on today's oral arguments in Michigan Circuit Court

There is no change in the operating condition of the pipeline or change in law to support the Attorney General’s allegations.

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May 12, 2020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deems Great Lakes Tunnel Project application complete

Enbridge’s permit and approval process for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project is off to a fast start with the USACE determining our application is complete.

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May 04, 2020

Enbridge responds to incident on Texas Eastern system in Fleming County, Kentucky

Enbridge personnel are responding to a May 4, 2020 incident that occurred at about 5 p.m. ET on Line 10 of the company's Texas Eastern natural gas system in Fleming County, Kentucky.

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May 04, 2020

Enbridge offers storage service on Canadian Mainline pipeline system

Enbridge has identified an opportunity to use a portion of the legacy Line 3 pipeline in Canada, between Regina and Cromer, as temporary, regulated storage before 2021 line decommissioning.

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April 30, 2020

Enbridge responds to incident at pump station near Herschel, Saskatchewan

Enbridge is responding to an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 30, at its pump station near Herschel, Saskatchewan.

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April 08, 2020

Enbridge submits permit application for Great Lakes Tunnel Project

Enbridge filed the application April 8, 2020, with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

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March 31, 2020

Enbridge’s response to COVID-19

At Enbridge, safety is our top priority. That is why we are taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our employees and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 06, 2020

Enbridge selects contractors for Great Lakes Tunnel Project

Demonstrating its commitment to safety, experience and the State of Michigan, Enbridge has selected two renowned and industry leading contractors for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project.

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March 04, 2020

Enbridge responds to TSB natural gas pipeline incident report

Since the Shelley incident, we’ve completed a comprehensive pipeline integrity program on our B.C. natural gas pipeline system to prevent similar incidents from occurring, and to significantly improve pipeline safety.

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December 30, 2019

Enbridge retrieves rod from Straits of Mackinac lakebed

Enbridge has successfully retrieved from the Straits of Mackinac lakebed a 45-foot steel rod that had been used in our recent geotech work for the Great Lakes Tunnel Project.

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December 09, 2019

Revised EIS confirms a replacement Line 3 incident would not introduce risk to Lake Superior

The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s revised spill modeling confirms that in the unlikely case of a spill, the Line 3 replacement segment does not introduce risk to Lake Superior.

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November 21, 2019

Rock sampling work complete in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac

Construction of Enbridge’s Great Lakes Tunnel advanced with the recent completion of sediment and rock sampling at the Straits of Mackinac.

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September 25, 2019

Enbridge receives permit, begins installing new support anchors in Straits of Mackinac

Enbridge has received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install 54 steel supports along our Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

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August 07, 2019

Enbridge Awaits Permits from Army Corps of Engineers to Continue Line 5 Span Management Program

As part of its Line 5 Straits agreement signed with the State of Michigan in December 2018, Enbridge today reported to the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), and the Department of Natural Resources that one of the spans between supports has grown to exceed 75 feet, the limit for each span under the easement agreement.

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August 01, 2019

Enbridge responds to incident on its Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline near Danville, Kentucky

(UPDATED Sept. 1, 2019, 11:15 a.m. EDT) —Enbridge is working closely with the PHMSA and the NTSB to address all site-specific concerns. We will ensure all work activities are being done safely and respectfully to minimize disruptions to the surrounding community.

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July 25, 2019

Enbridge Committed to Working with Bad River Band/ Company Open to Re-route of Line 5

Enbridge is surprised and disappointed by the legal action taken by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, following extensive efforts of the parties through good faith negotiations and formal mediation. We remain committed to communicating with Bad River and are hopeful we can address the band’s concerns.

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June 28, 2019

Enbridge response to Michigan Attorney General’s Legal Filing

Enbridge shares the Governor’s vision of protecting the Great Lakes and reducing the risk to the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge remains fully committed to moving forward in a constructive manner with the Administration to reach our mutual objective of replacing the existing Line 5 crossing as soon as possible.

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June 17, 2019

Enbridge welcomes State approval to commence geotechnical program

The State of Michigan has affirmed Enbridge's rights to collect geotechnical samples as part of our Line 5 Straits of Mackinac tunnel project.

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June 03, 2019

Enbridge responds to Minnesota Court of Appeals decision

Today the Minnesota Court of Appeals rendered a decision on the adequacy of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Line 3 Replacement Project. While affirming eight of the nine disputed aspects of the analysis and decision around the FEIS, the court identified one issue for further analysis.

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January 27, 2019

Enbridge responds to Texas Eastern system incident in Ohio

(UPDATED Jan. 27, 10:40 a.m. CT) — Enbridge personnel are responding to an incident in Noble County, Ohio, on our Texas Eastern pipeline system.

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December 19, 2018

Straits infrastructure project moves forward

The replacement of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline inside a tunnel at the Straits of Mackinac will protect one of the most important and vital natural resources in the world.

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December 15, 2018

Enbridge responds to incident on East Tennessee Natural Gas system

Updated - Enbridge personnel are responding to an incident near Pleasant Shade, TN, on the company's East Tennessee Natural Gas system.

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February 27, 2019

Enbridge Responds to Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

Enbridge’s natural gas pipeline system has been operating in B.C. for more than 60 years. Throughout that time, we have had strong relationships with many Indigenous communities near our pipeline system, including the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation.

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October 09, 2018

Enbridge responds to natural gas transmission pipeline incident north of Prince George, B.C.

UPDATE (Dec. 1, 2019): Today, Enbridge safely brought the entire T-South natural gas transmission system back to full operating capacity.

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