Enbridge Energy Partners announced that the company has safely restarted the oil pipeline Line 14 following the approval from the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The line was shut down following the discovery of a rupture in the pipeline which resulted in oil leakage.

The Line 14 is a 24 inch pipeline that has a capacity of 317,600 barrels per day and majorly transports light crude oil to refineries based in the Chicago area.

The pipeline is part of the Enbridge Energy Partners’s Lakehead System and is owned the wholly owned subsidiary Enbridge Energy.

PHMSA approved the restart of the pipeline after the Enbridge Energy followed and met all the requirements for the amended corrective action order and carried out a consent agreement.

The consent agreement compels Enbridge Energy to fulfill a string of safety provisions for the 467-mile pipeline segment where the rupture occurred that will apply to the entire Lakehead Pipeline System.

US based Enbridge Energy Partners owns and operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and natural gas transportation systems.