We take special precautions to protect the Great Lakes.
How does Michigan benefit?
Line 5 keeps the wheels turning in Michigan.
Line 5 moves products that heat homes and businesses, fuel vehicles, and power industry in the state of Michigan.
As of June 2016, Line 5 supplies 65 percent of propane demand in the Upper Peninsula, and 55 percent of Michigan's statewide propane needs. Overall, Line 5 transports up to 540,000 barrels per day (bpd) of light crude oil, light synthetic crude, and natural gas liquids (NGLs), which are refined into propane. Without it, the state's access to affordable, secure energy would be compromised.
The crude oil transported on Line 5 meets increasing demand from refineries in Michigan and Ohio for Bakken light crude—helping to ensure a stable and secure supply of North American crude, and keeping prices down at the pumps. About 30 percent of that light crude stays in the region, where it's processed and used to power industry, and turned into the gas, diesel and jet fuel that keep our economy running.
In 2017, Enbridge paid more than $61 million in property tax, sales-and-use taxes, and other taxes across the state of Michigan. This tax revenue can be used for schools, transportation, community projects, and other services that help sustain quality of life in the Great Lakes State.
Enbridge has been part of Michigan’s economic and social fabric for more than 60 years. With more than 100 employees and contractors across the state, we plan on being part of it for many more.