Saginaw Trail Pipeline

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Saginaw Trail Pipeline is an operating gas pipeline in Michigan, USA.[1]


The pipeline will run within Saginaw, Genesee and Oakland counties, Michigan, USA.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: CMS Energy
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 151.3 kilometers / 94 miles
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start Year: 2020[3]


The Saginaw Trail Pipeline is a four-phase, $610 million project near Flint, Michigan. The project includes replacing 78 miles of pipeline with 94.4 miles of newly installed pipeline. Phase I and II, near Saginaw and Flint, Michigan, have already been completed and include 37 miles of pipeline. Construction on the third phase, which reroutes the pipeline away from Flint, is slated to start in the Spring of 2019. Owners are also laying the groundwork for the fourth and final phase, which includes land surveying and securing land easements and permits, and will extend the pipeline from near Flint to Milford, Michigan.[4]

The pipeline will pass through the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, as well as other wetlands, and has displaced local wildlife. It is also expected to pass through local farm land.[4] The project is expected to impact 961 acres of agricultural land and involving 650 landowners in Saginaw, Genesee and Oakland counties. The assessment corridor crosses about 688 acres of woodland, and construction will require the removal of trees to prepare the construction workspace.[5]

As of November 23, 2020, pipeline operations had begun.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. Ongoing Projects, Pipeline News, accessed October 2018
  2. National Energy and Petrochemical Map , FracTracker, February 28, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Consumers Energy Completes 90-Mile Saginaw Trail Pipeline , Consumers Energy, November 23, 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 Saginaw Trail Pipeline Project, Consumers Energy, accessed May 2019
  5. New pipeline to impact 961 acres of ag land, Farm Progress, accessed May 2019

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