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Enbridge to Start Oil-Sands Pipe Friday After Long Delays

  • Line was opposed by environmentalists and indigenous groups
  • Conduit will provide an outlet for producers in Alberta
Views Of Fort McMurray As Canadian Stocks Rise A 2nd Day After Oil Climbed

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A long-delayed Enbridge Inc. pipeline extending from Canada’s oil sands to the U.S. Midwest will enter service Friday after years of opposition from environmentalists and indigenous groups.  

The company said its Line 3 replacement project, which will nearly double the capacity of the older line, is substantially completed. Enbridge will begin filling the line with crude Friday. Once that that’s done, oil should begin to move to U.S. refineries. The pipeline is expected to be fully operational in mid-October, Jesse Semko, Enbridge spokesperson, said by email.