Crude oil release contained on Enbridge Energy Partners' Line 14

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Jul 28, 2012

 

Update as of 4:00 P.M. CDT Saturday, July 28, 2012 
The safety of people and the protection of the environment are our highest priorities. Enbridge crews are working closely with local first responders and have made excellent progress with clean up and removal of the oil. Contaminated soils and trees are being removed from the site.
Enbridge is committed to the thorough restoration of the site as quickly as possible. Representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are on site. The cleanup will be conducted in compliance with all government regulations and Enbridge’s own stringent standards for safety and the environment.
With the progress of Enbridge’s response, the pipeline is now exposed for visual inspection. At this time, the cause of the release has not been determined but is being investigated. Repairs to Line 14 are expected to begin later today (Saturday, July 28).
We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received from local first responders and the cooperation and patience of the 2 affected landowners.
At this time, Enbridge does not have an estimated time for restart of the line. Enbridge safely returned Lines 6A and 61 to service early this morning. Line 13 will be restarted upon final confirmation that it was not affected by the release.
Enbridge Energy Partners, LP reported July 27 that a release of crude oil from Line 14 has been contained. The site is near Grand Marsh, Wisconsin.
At approximately 2:45 CDT, July 27, the Enbridge Pipelines Control Center detected a pressure drop on Line 14. Control Center operators shut down and immediately isolated the line. Enbridge emergency crews were promptly deployed to the site. 
No one was injured. The oil has been contained on the west side of County Road G in a field, mostly on the pipeline right-of-way. The initial estimate of the volume released is approximately 1,200 barrels. 
"Enbridge is treating this situation as a top priority," said Richard Adams, vice president, U.S. Operations, Enbridge. "We are bringing all necessary resources to bear. Our immediate focus is on keeping our workers and the public safe as we work to remove the oil and clean up the site."
Enbridge has notified and is working with emergency officials and the appropriate regulators. The cause of the release has not been determined and is being investigated.
At this time, Enbridge does not have an estimated time for restart of the line. 
Line 14 is a 24-inch, pipeline with capacity of 317,600 barrels per day, installed in 1998. It predominantly transports light crude oil to Chicago area refineries. It is part of the Partnership''s Lakehead System and owned by Enbridge Energy,Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of the Partnership.

Clean-up status updates are available here http://www.enbridgeus.com/release-contained-on-line-14/

The safety of people and the protection of the environment are our highest priorities. Enbridge crews are working closely with local first responders and have made excellent progress with clean up and removal of the oil. Contaminated soils and trees are being removed from the site.

Enbridge is committed to the thorough restoration of the site as quickly as possible. Representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are on site. The cleanup will be conducted in compliance with all government regulations and Enbridge’s own stringent standards for safety and the environment.

With the progress of Enbridge’s response, the pipeline is now exposed for visual inspection. At this time, the cause of the release has not been determined but is being investigated. Repairs to Line 14 are expected to begin later today (Saturday, July 28).

We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received from local first responders and the cooperation and patience of the 2 affected landowners.

At this time, Enbridge does not have an estimated time for restart of the line. Enbridge safely returned Lines 6A and 61 to service early this morning. Line 13 will be restarted upon final confirmation that it was not affected by the release.

Enbridge Energy Partners, LP reported July 27 that a release of crude oil from Line 14 has been contained. The site is near Grand Marsh, Wisconsin.

At approximately 2:45 CDT, July 27, the Enbridge Pipelines Control Center detected a pressure drop on Line 14. Control Center operators shut down and immediately isolated the line. Enbridge emergency crews were promptly deployed to the site. 

No one was injured. The oil has been contained on the west side of County Road G in a field, mostly on the pipeline right-of-way. The initial estimate of the volume released is approximately 1,200 barrels. 

"Enbridge is treating this situation as a top priority," said Richard Adams, vice president, U.S. Operations, Enbridge. "We are bringing all necessary resources to bear. Our immediate focus is on keeping our workers and the public safe as we work to remove the oil and clean up the site."

Enbridge has notified and is working with emergency officials and the appropriate regulators. The cause of the release has not been determined and is being investigated.

At this time, Enbridge does not have an estimated time for restart of the line. 

Line 14 is a 24-inch, pipeline with capacity of 317,600 barrels per day, installed in 1998. It predominantly transports light crude oil to Chicago area refineries. It is part of the Partnership''s Lakehead System and owned by Enbridge Energy,Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of the Partnership.

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