Red Deer News NOW
September 29, 2021
-Red Deer News NOW
Enbridge’s Line 3 is complete!
The world needs Alberta energy – and this important pipeline, the first since 2010, will bring more Alberta oil to the US as early as Friday.
This is great news for our economy and our thousands of energy workers. pic.twitter.com/NKJV1GbsSy
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) September 29, 2021
CALGARY – Enbridge Inc. says its Line 3 pipeline replacement project will be in service October 1.
The company says work on the 1,765-km pipeline replacement is now substantially complete. The $9.3-billion project will carry oil from Alberta to an Enbridge terminal in Wisconsin.
The Line 3 project is expected to add about 370,000 barrels per day of crude oil export capacity from Western Canada into the U.S.
Line 3 is a critical project for Canada’s energy sector. A lack of export capacity has contributed to lower prices for Canadian oil in recent years.
This news was met with excitement from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
“Alberta has been, and will continue to be, a stable, secure and responsible energy supplier to the U.S. – a relationship that is particularly important as our economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Minnesota leg of the project was the last to be completed. Enbridge faced court challenges and protests by environmental and Indigenous groups in that state.
Enbridge CEO Al Monaco says the completion of Line 3 was eight years in the making. He says the modernized pipeline will be safer and more reliable.