The Line 3 Replacement Project

This project created thousands of family-sustaining, mostly local construction jobs, millions of dollars in local spending and additional tax revenue at a time when Northern Minnesota needed it most. Work kicked off on this maintenance- and safety-driven replacement project after final permits were received on Dec. 1, 2020; the line entered service Oct. 1, 2021.

Project details
Line 3 in the news
Enbridge responds to defamatory Guardian article

Oct. 12, 2021: The article included a host of false, inaccurate statements and mischaracterizations.

‘I’m a Native American proud to be working on Line 3’

Sept. 2, 2021: Lies and misinformation suggest “a foreign company is violating the rights of Native Americans,” writes Matt Gordon. “That is so far from the truth.”

‘A lot of Minnesotans to get this done’

Aug. 20, 2021: “I've worked for Tribes since 1991, and I've yet to see a company do what Enbridge has done (for) diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Economic benefits
A $2.6B investment in Minnesota
L3R has already created 5,200 jobs, and millions of dollars in local spending and tax revenue.
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Line 3 Replacement Project: Virtual Open House

We invite you to learn about our company and the replacement project that we're building in Minnesota during 2021.

This virtual experience includes information about what communities can expect with construction, as well as our operations post-construction. There are opportunities to reach out and ask questions or provide comment. Take as much time as you like, and come back as often as you wish. We hope you find this virtual experience helpful and informative.
Tribal engagement
Respect, trust and inclusion
Respect for Tribal sovereignty. Tribal monitors on the right-of-way. $180M+ spent on Tribal labor and contractors.
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The regulatory process

The Line 3 Replacement is the most studied pipeline project in Minnesota history.

With 71 public regulatory meetings and more than 3,500 community engagement meetings over 6 years to gather public input and ensure a thorough scientific review, the Line 3 Replacement process met and exceeded Minnesota legal and regulatory requirements. Regulators have repeatedly approved and stood behind their decisions to approve this project.
The construction process
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Pipeline construction: Safety and the environment

Safety, reliability, and environmental protection are built into every Enbridge project.

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The lifecycle of an Enbridge pipeline

With proper design, construction, operation and maintenance, pipelines have a very long life.

Project updates and information
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