The Saskatchewan government says it is pleased with the news of the completion of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline project.
Approximately 3.2 million barrels of oil per day will be transported once the line is back in service on Friday, which the government says will see an increase of about 300,000 barrels per day from western Canada to refineries. from the United States.
Upgrades to Line 3 include state-of-the-art technology and security measures, according to the government.
“This project is good news for Saskatchewan and its producers as 70 percent of our oil passes through the Enbridge Mainline, which includes Line 3,” Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn Eyre wrote in a statement Wednesday.
“Enbridge’s completion of this major replacement project means that we will now be able to safely and reliably move more oil to markets, while continuing to meet our 2030 Growth Plan goal of increasing oil production in Saskatchewan by 25 percent. hundred”.
Line 3 Pipeline Replacement ‘Substantially Complete’, Oil Will Flow Friday: Enbridge
The pipeline, which stretches 1,765 kilometers from Hardisty, Alta., Through Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to Wisconsin, is the largest project in Enbridge’s history.
The government said its completion provides a restored capacity of 760,000 barrels per day for shippers.
Enbridge’s Mainline system has a current capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels per day.
The system includes Line 3, which connects at the company’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, with Line 5 in Enbridge. The line then transfers light crude oil and natural gas liquids under Lake Michigan and Lake Huron to three refineries in Sarnia, Ontario.
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