Enbridge Energy Cuts Ribbon at Marshfield South Pump Stationposted on August 10, 2017
Marshfield, WI—On Thursday, August 10, nearly 30 elected officials, emergency responders and community leaders joined Enbridge Energy for a ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tour of its new Marshfield South Pump Station.
Scott Larson, Executive Director of the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led the ceremony and was joined by several Chamber ambassadors, including the Town of Richfield Chair, Jim Good, and Chamber Board President, Frank Baltus.
As Scott Larson explains, “Enbridge is a great partner with our organization in Marshfield – and we are proud of the commitment they make to our community. Enbridge is a good neighbor and an important contributor to local and regional economies.”
The ribbon cutting marks the construction completion of the Marshfield South pump station, one of 12 new or modified pump stations in Wisconsin along the Line 61 corridor. In total, the project represented an investment of over $635 million and created approximately 275 highly-skilled construction jobs and brought immediate economic benefits to communities along the corridor through the purchase of equipment, goods and services.
Enbridge is a leader in North American energy transportation. The company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day. In an effort to continue meeting North America’s energy needs, Enbridge expanded the average annual capacity of Line 61—a 42-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline that spans from Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin to Flanagan Terminal near Pontiac, Illinois.
Enbridge’s pipeline network transports all of the oil refined in Wisconsin and most of the oil refined in the Midwest, such as those in the Twin Cities and the Chicago area. That translates to 70 percent of the gasoline in vehicles on Wisconsin roads. Enbridge provides a critical connection between North American energy supply and the people who need it to heat their homes, fuel their vehicles, as well as for generating electricity and producing goods. Today, Enbridge employs about 375 people in Wisconsin across 19 facilities and pays approximately $28 million in annual property taxes to the state of Wisconsin.
Every hour of everyday, Enbridge pipelines bring American consumers the energy need to fuel their vehicles, heat their homes, as well as ensure access to affordable consumer goods and support job growth and stability in local economies.
More information about Enbridge Pipelines can be found at www.enbridge.com/wisconsin.