National Energy Board approves Line 9 reversal

APTN National News
The National Energy Board has approved the reversal of Line 9 pipeline allowing the Enbridge Pipelines to send oil east.

Enbridge requested approval from the NEB to reverse the direction of flow on a 639 km segment of pipeline located between North Westover, Ont. and Montreal, Que.

The decision will allow Enbridge to send Western crude oil to the United States’ Bakken region and requires Enbridge “to undertake activities regarding pipeline integrity, emergency response, and continued consultation,” according to a press release.