The U.S. Department of State has awarded a presidential permit to Enbridge Energy LP, authorizing the company to increase transport up to a full design capacity of approximately 890 Mbpd of crude oil and other hydrocarbons across a three-mile segment of the Line 67 Pipeline at the U.S.-Canada border near Neche, North Dakota, through an existing Enbridge terminal in Superior, WI.
Enbridge’s Line 67 Pipeline was originally permitted in 2009 and built in 2010. This new presidential permit was signed and issued by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith G. Garber, exercising the authorities of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment.
The Department of State reviewed Enbridge’s application in accordance with Executive Order 13337 (April 30, 2004). In making the determination that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest, the Acting Assistant Secretary considered a broad range of factors, including but not limited to foreign policy; energy security; environmental, cultural, and economic impacts; and compliance with applicable law and policy.