Ind. work on new oil pipeline delayed until spring

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The operator of an oil pipeline that caused a large Michigan spill expects it will be at least May before it starts work replacing a 60-mile section of that pipeline in northern Indiana.

Enbridge Energy had planned to finish by the end of this year the section from the Lake County town of Griffith into Michigan. Enbridge project director Thomas Hodge tells The Times of Munster he anticipates state environmental permits will be awarded in the spring, with the new line starting operation about October.

Hodge says he believes the project would've remained on schedule for a year-end completion if objections hadn't led to state hearings being held.

A 2010 rupture of the pipeline near Marshall, Mich., released nearly 850,000 gallons of crude oil.

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