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Enbridge to Shut Line 5 Crude Pipe Next Month for Hydrotest

June 05, 2012

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.

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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