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Enbridge says Line 3 replacement complete, opens Friday

Enbridge says Line 3 replacement complete, opens Friday
Enbridge says the upgrade and expansion of its Line 3 pipeline across Minnesota is complete and will become operational on Friday

Enbridge announced Wednesday that the upgrade and expansion of its Line 3 pipeline across ミネソタ is complete and will become operational on Friday.

The Canadian-based company’s President and CEO Al Monaco said in a statement that the pipeline “will soon deliver the low-cost and reliable energy that people depend on every day.”

The project was completed despite stiff opposition from tribes, environmentalists and others that the 337-mile (542-キロメートル) pipeline violated treaty rights, would worsen climate change and would risk spills. Enbridge said it was necessary to replace and expand a deteriorating pipeline built in the 1960s.

The line starts in アルバータ カナダ, and clips a corner of ノースダコタ before crossing Minnesota en route to Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, ウィスコンシン.

Enbridge said its completion restores the pipeline’s full capacity of 760,000 barrels per day.

Opponents have challenged the pipeline’s permits in court to no avail. They’ve also unsuccessfully sought to convince President ジョー・バイデン who canceled a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline soon after taking office, 介入します.