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🏞️ Another Oil Pipeline Blow As Court Rules Against Enbridge Line 3
« Reply #375 on: June 05, 2019, 03:08:44 AM »
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https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Another-Oil-Pipeline-Blow-As-Court-Rules-Against-Enbridge-Line-3.html

Another Oil Pipeline Blow As Court Rules Against Enbridge Line 3
By Julianne Geiger - Jun 03, 2019, 3:00 PM CDT


Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project ran into another unsurprising roadblock on Monday after a Minnesota State Court of Appeals ruled that its environmental assessment just wasn’t good enough.

The ruling is a reversal of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s decision that approved the environmental impact statement for the pipeline replacement.

The project plans to replace Enbridge’s existing 282 miles of 34-inch pipeline with 337 miles of 36-inch pipe. The appellate court found today that the Commission erred when it approved the plan, and found that Enbridge’s environmental impact statement lacked in specificity, specifically where it deals with oil spills in relation to Lake Superior.

The new Line 3 would have the capacity to move 370,000 barrels of oil per day, alleviating the takeaway capacity constraints that Canada is facing. Line 3 is one of two pipeline projects in the works that are—in their unfinished state—keeping Canada’s oil industry from reaching its potential.

Line 3 has faced numerous legal challenges and has been approved and disapproved several times over.

Enbridge has pushed back its startup date, which was originally supposed to be at the end of 2019. The latest date given, prior to today’s loss, was in H2 2020.

Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) was trading down on the unfavorable news at $35.53 per share (-3.64%).

Enbridge is also struggling to get its Line 5 replacement project in Michigan off the ground. The company is in talks with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on how to proceed. One option being considered is shutting the aging Line 5.

Meanwhile, oil is still flowing through both of the aging lines—a real concern as aging pipelines come with a higher risk of leakages.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/06/court-orders-dakota-access-pipeline-to-shut-down.html

Court orders Dakota crude pipeline shutdown, in win for Native American tribes in long-running saga
Published Mon, Jul 6 20209:54 AM EDTUpdated 36 Min Ago
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The US Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday announced they will no longer allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri river crossing on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, marking a huge win for Native Americans and protesters who had long opposed the construction.
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A federal court ruled Monday that the Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down within 30 days, by Aug. 5, according to a copy of the brief obtained by USA Today.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia scrapped a key permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, and ordered the pipeline to end its three-year run of delivering oil out of North Dakota’s Bakken shale basin to its endpoint in Illinois. The decision marked the end of a yearslong legal battle over the Energy Transfer Partners-owned pipeline’s environmental damage to the Missouri River.

President Donald Trump granted the permit in 2017 over the objections of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and environmental activists, arguing oil spills could contaminate their water source and put their culture at risk.

The court ruled the pipeline be shut down pending a full environmental review ordered previously.

“The Corps had failed to produce an Environmental Impact Statement despite conditions that triggered such a requirement,” the court ruling said. “Although mindful of the disruption such a shutdown will cause, the Court now concludes that the answer is yes.”

“Given the seriousness of the Corps’ NEPA error, the impossibility of a simple fix, the fact that Dakota Access did assume much of its economic risk knowingly, and the potential harm each day the pipeline operates, the Court is forced to conclude that the flow of oil must cease,” the ruling said.

Energy Transfer Partners did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/06/court-orders-dakota-access-pipeline-to-shut-down.html

Court orders Dakota crude pipeline shutdown, in win for Native American tribes in long-running saga

Great news to go with the cancellation of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This much-opposed natural gas project would have crossed the Appalachian Trail and public lands, and would have done what pipelines always do: leak. I got to see up close and personal the way Dominion Energy crushed opponents to its various right of way plans, including routing them through minority neighborhoods and near schools. The terminus of this death funnel was to be a yet-to-be-built LNG storage and processing facility on the Elizabeth River. The plan was to export LNG to European customers and wean them away from Russian supplies. the fact that at the time the pipeline was proposed, LNG export was prohibited by law was seen as a mere procedural detail. Which is probably accurate.

Well, that ain't happening.

Dominion, one of the pipeline’s two partners, also announced the sale of its gas transmission and storage assets to Berkshire Hathaway. Now Uncle Warren owns this mess.
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