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Enbridge Line 2 Oil Pipeline

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Enbridge Line 2 Oil Pipeline is a major oil pipeline in the Enbridge Pipeline System that conveys petroleum from western Canada to its Superior Terminal in Wisconsin, United States.[1]

Location

The pipeline originates in Edmonton, Alberta, and terminates in Superior, Wisconsin.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Enbridge[1]
  • Current capacity: 442,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 1767 km (1098 mi)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1957

Background

Line 2 was placed in service in 1957.[1] It consists of two sections: the 596-mile Line 2A, originating in Edmonton, Alberta and terminating in Cromer, Manitoba, and the 502-mile Line 2B, originating in Cromer and terminating in Superior.[1]

Accidents

In January 2010, Enbridge shut down Line 2B after discovering a leak in Pembina County, North Dakota.[2] In total, approximately 3,748 barrels of synthetic crude oil was released at milepost 774.18.[3]

In July 2010, Enbridge discovered a leaking flange on Line 2 at the North Cass Lake, Minnesota, Station, with as much as 1,500 barrels of oil released.[3]

In September 2015, Enbridge spilled 29,000 gallons of water when test equipment malfunctioned at a pump station near Floodwood, North Dakota as part of a hydrostatic dye testing.[4][5]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Enbridge Line 2 Oil Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. Enbridge shuts oil pipeline after leak; reroutes supply, Reuters, 10 Jan. 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 Enbridge Major Spills 2000-2014, ALERT, accessed September 2017
  4. Enbridge water spill wasn't caused by faulty pipe, News Tribune, 28 Sep. 2015
  5. 700 barrels of dyed water spilled in Enbridge test failure, Duluth News Tribune, 24 Sep. 2015

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