Enbridge plans pipeline shut-down for maintenace

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Major North American oil and gas pipeline company Enbridge (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENBplans to shut-in the beleaguered Line 6B pipeline in both February and March of this year for maintenance. 

According to various media reports, Enbridge plans two five-day maintenance outages on Line 6B, which is a part of the massive Lakehead System. 

The shut-downs are planned to replace segments of the pipeline, reports The Toronto Star. 

With a 283,000-barrel-a-day capacity, Line 6B is a 30-inch-diameter pipeline that transports light synthetics and heavy and medium crude oil from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario. 

Reuters reports that the shut-down has caused a widening of spreads due to an over-clogged pipeline system that transports much of Canada’s oil to its main market in the US. 

Capacity was already tight after Enbridge had to shut Line 6B for a leak near Michigan this summer and Line 6A for a leak in Romeoville, Illinois, in September. 

Nonetheless, maintenance of the pipeline should help to boost its reliability and safety, ensuring another accident does not occur.



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