Enbridge Inc. (ENB) will shut Line 5 next month for a hydrotest that’s part of an effort to expand the capacity of the crude oil pipeline.
Dates for the shutdown haven’t been finalized and will be discussed at a shipper meeting later this week, Lorraine Little, a company spokeswoman in Superior, Wisconsin, said in an e-mail.
The Calgary-based company is increasing the capacity of the line by 50,000 barrels a day “through work at existing facilities, maintenance digs and hydrotesting,” she said.
Line 5 runs from Superior to Sarnia, Ontario, and has a capacity of 491,200 barrels a day, according to the company’s website.
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