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Line 3 critical to delivering affordable, reliable energy to Minnesota

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WASHINGTON, June 28, 2018 – The Minnesota Petroleum Council released the following statement after the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued the certificate of need for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project and its route permit.

“Today’s action by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is great news for Minnesota consumers who will benefit greatly from Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project,” said Minnesota Petroleum Council Executive Director Erin Roth. “This project will be built with the latest technological advancements aimed at protecting communities and the environment.

“Pipelines are critical to safely delivering the energy that consumers need and demand every day. Not only will Line 3 bring great benefits to Minnesota workers and our state’s economy, it is critical to supplying our entire region with affordable, reliable energy. We appreciate the PUC’s transparent and thorough review process for this project.”

The Minnesota Petroleum Council is a division of API which represents all facets of the oil and natural gas industry. API’s nearly 620 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 45 million Americans.