Enbridge Pipeline Work Taking Longer Than Projected
November 20, 2013 — (AP) — Enbridge Energy says replacing 60 miles of oil pipeline across the region won’t be completed until at least February because it’s taking longer than expected to obtain the necessary permits.
The Associated Press reports that work on the$1.5-billion pipeline project that will run through Lake, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties had been expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Project manager Tom Hodge says an estimated 650 workers have been drilling tunnels beneath roadways, marshland, stores and a Merrillville golf course. Crews’ve also been burying new sections of steel pipe to replace the 45-year-old line between the Indiana-Michigan state line and Enbridge’s oil terminal in Griffith.