Enbridge announced that a ruling in Minnesota has delayed the start-up of pipelines serving two of North America's least connected oil plays - the Bakken and West Canada. The Sandpiper and Line 3 Replacement projects have been delayed from 2017 to 2019. This Insight considers the impact of the delay on the outlook for crude-by-rail and crude oil price differentials.
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Major pipelines delayed: more crude-by-rail?
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This report includes 4 images and tables including:
Map showing selected pipelines in US and Canada
Despite the Sandpiper delay, Bakken will have excess pipeline takeaway capacity
The delay in Line 3 Replacement suggests an increased call on crude-by-rail