Enbridge Pipelines Inc. - Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project (OH-002-2013)

Project Information

On 06 March 2014, the Board approved Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (Enbridge) application, with 30 conditions, to reverse the segment of Line 9 between North Westover, Ontario and Montreal, Québec, in addition to expanding the entire Line 9 capacity from Sarnia, Ontario to Montreal and a revision to the Line 9 Rules and Regulations Tariff to allow transportation of heavy crude.

Enbridge must meet all requirements set out by the Board before they will be provided a final leave to open.

Enbridge had already obtained approval to reverse the pipeline’s flow for the section running between Sarnia and North Westover, in southwestern Ontario. The Letter Decision [Filing A43137] for the Line 9 Reversal Phase I Project [Folder 706437] was issued on 27 July 2012.

Project Update and Next Steps

On 06 February 2015 the Board approved Enbridge’s conditions 16 (valve placement) and condition 18 (watercourse crossing management plans) with regard to the Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project (Line 9). At the same time, the Board has imposed additional obligations that will ensure the ongoing appropriateness of valve placement through the lifecycle of the pipeline. These obligations do not affect the timing of an application for Leave to Open. [Filing A65779]

Next steps

Before the pipeline becomes operational, Enbridge must apply for, and be granted, final leave to open. With leave to open the Board is assessing if it is safe to put the pipeline into service (i.e.; to reverse Line 9B portion, increase the capacity of the entire Line 9, and to allow transportation of crude oil). There is no time limit for the Board’s review.

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