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Enbridge Said to Plan Line 6B Shutdown June 19-21 for Work

June 05, 2012

Enbridge Inc. (ENB) plans to shut crude oil Line 6B from June 19 to 21 for maintenance, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

The shutdown, for routine work, has been factored into the month’s crude nominations and won’t affect deliveries, said the people, who declined to be identified because the information isn’t public.

“We do not comment on routine, non-material pipeline maintenance or operations,” Lorraine Little, a Superior, Wisconsin-based spokeswoman for Enbridge, said in an e-mail. “Lines are shut down and reactivated throughout the month for various reasons and as part of routine activity, and those shutdowns typically have no impact on shipments.”

Line 6B has a capacity of 283,000 barrels a day and runs from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario. The line is currently operating under a pressure restriction which limits capacity to 231,400 barrels a day, according to a January update on the company’s website.

To contact the reporter on this story: Aaron Clark in New York at aclark27@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at dstets@bloomberg.net


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