Most Enbridge oil pipelines back up after outages

Wed Jun 1, 2011 11:38am EDT
 
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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc has restarted most of the oil pipelines that were shut down or slowed due to power outages caused by weekend storms in the U.S. Upper Midwest, the company said on Wednesday.

Line 6B, the 290,000 barrel a day line that runs to Sarnia, Ontario, from Griffith, Indiana, is back up with power restored to the three pump stations that were knocked off line, spokeswoman Lorraine Grymala said in an email.

Lines 6A, 4 and 67, which together carry crude to Griffith from Alberta via Superior, Wisconsin, were returned to normal operating rates on Tuesday, she said.

Line 17, which extends to Toledo, Ohio, from Line 6B at Stockbridge, Michigan, is expected to be back up later on Wednesday following final inspection.

Enbridge's outages coincided with the shutdown of TransCanada Corp's 591,000 bpd Keystone Pipeline to Cushing, Oklahoma, from Alberta. That line remained out of service early on Wednesday as the company made repairs to a pump station in Kansas.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Jones; editing by Janet Guttsman)