Line 5 Can Operate at Maximum Pressure Again After April Anchor Incident

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Federal pipeline regulators have authorized Enbridge Energy to restore maximum pressure to segments of Line 5 beneath the Straits of Mackinac.The pipeline had been under a pressure restrictions as a precaution following the April Anchor Incident in which the pipeline was dented. Enbridge has completed installation of a composite wrap sleeve on both the East and West pipes to provide a permanent reinforcement over the areas of pipe contacted during the April ATC incident.

According to Enbridge spokesmen Ryan Duffy, “The max pressure limit is back to where it was, but we don’t operate at that pressure anyway. We still are at 150 to 200 psi day-to-day in the straits" 

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