Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has commented on the Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force report on propane availability in the U.P. And has urged planning to prepare for the shutdown of Enbridge Line 5.
Nessel’s report included recommendations for alternative means to supply Michigan’s U.P. with propane, should the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline shut down.
“It is imperative that our state is prepared to implement a cost effective replacement of propane supplies currently provided by the natural gas liquids the Line 5 pipeline transports,” Said Nessel. The Governor’s UP Energy Task Force is focusing on the steps necessary to ensure we meet the energy needs of all Michiganders for generations to come and I commend the task force for their prompt work on this issue.”
If Line 5 were to shut down, findings in the report concluded that supply disruptions would most likely result in a modest increase in wholesale prices.
Attorney general Nessel also suggested strengthening the task force’s range by improving transportation infrastructure, including rail lines, making propane more affordable to low income families and strengthening consumer protection laws.