Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership will host open houses in Illinois and Indiana this week for its proposed Line 78 Pipeline Project.
The open houses are an opportunity for landowners and the public to view displays and maps, receive information materials and speak with company representatives.
Open houses will be:
- Monday, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Kankakee Hilton Garden Inn, 455 Riverstone Pkwy., Kankakee, Ill.
- Tuesday, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Peotone American Legion, 109 E. North Street, Peotone
- Wednesday, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Sauk Village Senior Center, 21801 Torrence Avenue (Municipal Building)., Sauk Village
- Thursday, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Andorra Banquets & Catering (San Loria Room), 1112 U.S. 41, Schererville
Enbridge representatives will be available to answer questions.
Enbridge is proposing to expand its existing pipeline system by constructing about 77 miles of new crude oil pipeline in Illinois and Indiana, generally along the existing pipeline routes, according to a news release. The line will begin at Enbridge’s Flanagan Terminal near Pontiac, Ill. and end near Enbridge’s Terminal near Griffith. The diameter of the pipeline will be up to 36 inches.
This project will expand Enbridge’s capacity to transport growing supplies of crude oil produced in the Williston Basin region around North Dakota and light and heavy crude production in western Canada, according to the company. The transportation demand from Enbridge's customers has exceeded the capacity of Enbridge’s Line 62 and other pipelines in the greater Chicago area.