Judge orders Enbridge pipeline flow halted at Michigan strait

Oil & Gas Journal: A Michigan judge ordered a halt to pumping by Enbridge Inc. through its Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, and the company quickly shut down the line June 25.

Enbridge had noted June 18 that a support anchor had shifted position on the east leg of the underwater lines. The company halted operation of both legs as a precaution, then restarted the west leg June 20 after an inspection found no problems.

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