As Enbridge explains, the Mokena Terminal had a “Line Release.”
Nov 23 (Reuters) – About 900 barrels of crude oil leaked from an Enbridge Inc pipeline near Chicago late on Wednesday before the line was isolated, federal and state officials said.
The U.S. National Response Center said the crude was contained within a spill pad at the site near Mokena, Illinois, a pipeline hub where Enbridge’s Line 14 from Superior, Wisconsin, ties into Line 64 to Griffith, Indiana. They have capacity of 318,000 barrels a day.
Of course, time will tell how large and how significant the “release” turns out to be. The energy industry has a poor record for honest disclosure.
With another spill by Enbridge and two ships suffering near disasters on the west coast, nature is sending us a clear message. Are we paying attention?