February 6, 2016

Pipeline allowed to partially restart

Federal officials have given the green light for an oil pipeline in Adams County to start operating again. An agreement reached by regulators and Enbridge Energy will allow the pipeline to resume operations at 80-percent of its previous pressure.

The line burst just over a week ago, causing oil to gush out more than a thousand feet in the air and covering part of a farm with crude oil.

The lower level of operation will remain in place until the cause of the break is determined. The line broke before in Clark County, prompting federal officials to demand a full evaluation, along with possible upgrades.

The shutdown of the pipeline has been partially blamed for the recent spike in gasoline prices in the Midwest.

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