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Enbridge Delays Oil Pipeline 6B Shutdown to March From February

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Enbridge Inc. has delayed a shutdown of its oil pipeline 6B to March from February to allow the company to tie in new sections of pipe.

The line, which runs from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario, will be shut for 72 hours, according to Graham White, a Calgary-based company spokesman. The closing was delayed “to ensure that all the sections are ready for service,” White said in an e-mail.

Line 6B has a capacity of 283,000 barrels a day. A January notice on the company’s website said it was operating under a pressure restriction limiting capacity to 231,400 barrels daily. White didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail asking if the pressure restrictions remain in place.

Nominations to ship oil on Line 6B were apportioned 14 percent for December deliveries, Enbridge said in an e-mailed statement Nov. 26.

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