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Enbridge to Start Oil-Sands Pipe Friday After Long Delays (2)

Sept. 29, 2021, 5:28 PM

A long-delayed Enbridge Inc.pipeline extending from Canada’s oil sands to the U.S. Midwest will enter service Friday after years of opposition from environmentalists and indigenous groups.

The company said its Line 3 replacement project, which will nearly double the capacity of the older line, is substantially completed. Enbridge will begin filling the line with crude Friday. Once that that’s done, oil should begin to move to U.S. refineries. The pipeline is expected to be fully operational in mid-October, Jesse Semko, Enbridge spokesperson, said by email.

Canada’s oil-sands producers have struggled with a shortage of export pipelines as fossil-fuel ...