Enbridge Energy has had a Presidential permit issued for its Line 67 pipeline following a five-year review process.
The permit authorises the company to increase transport up to a full design capacity of 890,000 barrels per day of crude oil and other hydrocarbons across a three-mile segment at the US – Canada border near Neche, North Dakota though Enbridge's terminal in Wisconsin.
Line 67 currently operates under an existing Presidential permit that was issued by the State Department in 2009. The 2017 permit authorises Enbridge to fully utilise its capacity across the border.
Line 67 is a key component of Enbridge's mainline system, which US refineries rely on to supply crude oil.
The company says in a statement: 'The renewed focus of the State Department and this permit reaffirms Line 67 continues to serve the national interest by delivering secure and reliable supplies of crude oil to US refineries, including those in Minnesota and neighbouring states.'
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