Trump Approved A Major Oil Pipeline While The Media Wasn’t Looking

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter

The Trump administration ended a five-year review and approved a proposed pipeline expansion to carry crude oil across the Canadian border.

The pipeline, Enbridge Energy’s Line 67, plays a role similar as the Keystone XL pipeline and carries more oil than Keystone’s 830,000 barrels a day — about 890,000 barrels a day, according to The Hill.

Enbridge upgraded its pumping stations in 2014 and 2015, effectively doubling the amount of oil the company is able to move, according to the Associated Press.

The expansion consists of a 3-mile segment of pipeline crossing the U.S./Canadian border near Neche, N.D., and will provide a more convenient way to move the crude oil than the current detour route Enbridge is using.

Enbridge has been operating Line 67 since 2010. The company has been using another stretch of pipeline running parallel to proposed expansion to carry oil across the border, transporting oil from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisc.

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