Enbridge Line 79 Oil Pipeline

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Enbridge Line 79 Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Stockbridge, Michigan, to Freedom, Michigan.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Enbridge[1]
  • Current capacity: 80,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 100 kilometers (62 miles)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2013


Enbridge 79 is a 62-mile pipeline carrying light and heavy crude oil from Stockbridge, Michigan, to Romulus, Michigan. Line 79 runs adjacent to Enbridge Line 17 Oil Pipeline.[1] The pipeline has a capacity of 80,000 barrels per day.[2]

Part of the 62-mile Enbridge 79 is a 29-mile pipeline that Enbridge leases from Wolverine Pipe Line Company, which runs from Freedom Junction to Romulus, Michigan. The remaining pipeline is new. It began operating in 2013.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Enbridge in Michigan, Enbridge website, accessed September 2017
  2. Pipeline System Configuration, Enbridge website, Q1, 2015
  3. Lisa Song, "Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit," Inside Climate News, June 3, 2013

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