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Enbridge Inc.

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425 - 1st Street S.W.
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Pipeline defects were missed by operator prior to fatal 2019 explosion 23 June 2020

A federal report has revealed that a natural gas pipeline in Kentucky, US had several defects which its operator had missed during nine years of self-inspections prior to it suffering an explosion in August 2019. The pipeline, which is operated by Enbridge subsidiary Texas Eastern Transmission LP, exploded in the early hours of the morning, killing one person and injuring six others....

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Enbridge fined $6.7 million for failing to fix pipeline safety issues 19 June 2020

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Canadian energy company Enbridge $6.7 million for violating a 2017 settlement relating to pipeline safety issues. Enbridge announced on June 18 that it had agreed to pay the fine after the company failed to repair or mitigate thousands of “shallow dents” on its Lakehead pipeline in a timely fashion....

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Natural gas pipeline explosion causes large fire in US 05 May 2020

A pipeline explosion caused a significant fire in Fleming County, Kentucky on May 4. Local media captured video of the blaze spreading across timberland in a remote area near the small community of Hillsboro. No casualties were reported....

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Enbridge to add steel supports to controversial Great Lakes oil pipeline 25 September 2019

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Energy has received a permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers to install 54 supports under its Line 5 oil pipeline which runs under the Straits of Mackinac between the lower and upper Michigan peninsulas....

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One dead, five injured in Kentucky pipeline blast 05 August 2019

A natural gas pipeline belonging to Enbridge has exploded in Kentucky and killed one person. The blast occurred in the early hours of August 1, destroying railroad tracks and several homes in a nearby mobile home park where five people were hospitalised....

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Michigan sues Enbridge to close pipeline through Great Lakes 28 June 2019

The state of Michigan’s Attorney General has sued Enbridge Inc. in order to shut down the company’s Line 5 oil pipeline which runs under the Straits of Mackinac, through the Great Lakes. The lawsuit was filed on June 27 and calls for the twin 66-year old pipelines to be decommissioned due to the potential for catastrophic environmental damage should a leak occur....

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Lack of detailed inspection led to Canada pipeline leak, report finds 19 December 2017

Lack of detailed inspection procedures contributed to the leak last March of about 60 barrels of oil from an Enbridge Pipelines storage tank in Sherwood Park , near Edmonton,  a Transportation Safety Board report released on December 19 said. An estimated 10 cubic metres of oil leaked into the tank’s secondary containment berm when a ball valve gasket was displaced, likely due to ice expansion. ...

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US and Canadian native peoples form alliance to stop oil pipelines 23 September 2016

Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on September 22 to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, claiming that further development would damage the environment. Targets include projects proposed by Kinder Morgan, TransCanada and Enbridge....

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Enbridge to pay $176 million in Michigan oil spill settlement 21 July 2016

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Energy will pay $176 million to settle the July 2010 pipeline leak that polluted nearly 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan under an agreement announced on July 19 with the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency. A smaller spill near Romeoville, Illinois, that took place two months earlier will cost a further $1 million....

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News Extra: US rejects Keystone XL pipeline and claims leadership on climate change 13 November 2015

On November 6, President Barack Obama announced that he would reject the $8 billion Keystone XL project, which would have involved the construction of a 1,200-mile pipeline to carry crude from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf coast. This ends seven years of political arm-wrestling, is a significant victory for environmentalists and a serious blow to North American oil interests....