Enbridge Update on Point Le Barbe Incident
April 27, 2018
This week, Enbridge placed additional operating pressure restrictions on the pipelines across the Straits of Mackinac as a precautionary and prudent measure. We took this step in close consultation with our federal regulator PHMSA, with federal code, and with the State of Michigan.
Diver inspections continue. Plans to reinforce the pipes continue to be developed and will be finalized in close coordination with PHMSA and the State of Michigan.
The structural integrity of the pipes remain sound and the regular operations of the pipelines continues at the reduced pressure limit.
We continue to work closely with the State and United States Coast Guard as they investigate the incident.
These photos show the areas of interest on both the east and west pipeline segments. We continue to evaluate the exterior of the pipeline.