Enbridge Line 79 Oil Pipeline

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Enbridge Line 79 Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Enbridge’s Stockbridge Terminal, near Stockbridge, Michigan to near Van Buren, Michigan, USA.[2]

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Project details

  • Operator:
  • Owner: Enbridge[1]
  • Parent company: Enbridge
  • Capacity: 80,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 61 miles[2]
  • Diameter: 16 inches, 20 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start year: 2013[1]


Enbridge 79 is a 61-mile pipeline carrying light and heavy crude oil from Stockbridge, Michigan, to Romulus, Michigan. Line 79 runs adjacent to Enbridge Line 17 Oil Pipeline.[1] The pipeline has a capacity of 80,000 barrels per day.[3]

Part of the 61-mile Enbridge 79 Oil Pipeline was a 29-mile pipeline that Enbridge leases from Wolverine Pipe Line Company, which runs from Freedom Junction to Romulus, Michigan. The remaining pipeline is new and began operating in 2013.[4]

As of 2022, it appears that Enbridge now owns the entirety of the 61-mile pipeline.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Enbridge in Michigan, Enbridge website, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Enbridge’s Energy Infrastructure Assets Enbrdige, July 22, 2020
  3. Pipeline System Configuration, Enbridge website, Q1, 2015
  4. Lisa Song, "Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit," Inside Climate News, June 3, 2013

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