UPDATE 1-Enbridge struggles with more pipeline outages

* Feeders hit with disruptions on mainline restrictions

* No word on volumes affected

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 7 (BestGrowthStock) – Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO: )
has been forced to temporarily disrupt oil flows on Canadian
pipelines that feed crude onto its main system due to
restrictions on its U.S. network, a spokeswoman said on
Tuesday.

The moves come after Enbridge, which transports the bulk of
Canadian oil exports to the United States, increased
apportionment on its U.S. Midwest pipeline system last week
following an unplanned reduction in flow rates on its 670,000
barrel a day Line 6A.

“We have had some temporary disruptions to some of the
feeders’ deliveries, while they are creating space in the
receipt tanks by injections into the mainline,” Enbridge
spokeswoman Jennifer Varey said.

Feeder pipelines carry crude volumes to major pipelines
from oil fields and oil sands projects.

Varey declined to give the volumes or which feeder
pipelines are affected.

Canadian crude prices are weakening as shippers struggle to
move volumes out of Western Canada. [ID:nN0761010]

Last week, following a power outage that shut down a pump
station on 6A, cutting oil flows, Enbridge chopped nominations
on that pipeline, as well as lines 14 and 62, by 26 percent.

That was on top of 27 percent apportionment for December it
had already imposed.

Line 6A, which runs to Griffith, Indiana, from Superior,
Wisconsin, and 6B, to Sarnia, Ontario, from Griffith, were
already running at reduced pressure after ruptures caused oil
spills in Illinois and Michigan in the summer.

Meanwhile, space on Kinder Morgan’s (KMP.N: ) Trans Mountain
pipeline to the West Coast was oversubscribed by 24 percent in
December.
(Reporting by Jeffrey Jones and Scott Haggett)

UPDATE 1-Enbridge struggles with more pipeline outages