Calgary-based Enbridge Energy Partners is delaying a $2.6-billion crude oil pipeline in Minnesota due to regulatory delays, according to a September 30 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The 610-mile pipeline would transport North Dakota oil to Wisconsin.
“The state Public Utilities Commission called for further study of the environmental impact of six possible routes suggested by critics of Enbridge’s planned route, which crosses many rivers, lakes, and wetlands,” AP reported. “Enbridge says the alternative routes would be longer and more costly. Most of them don’t end in its intended destination of Superior, Wisconsin.