HOW DOES MICHIGAN BENEFIT FROM LINE 5?
Line 5 is important to Michigan’s energy and economic security. Regional refineries rely on approximately 30 percent of energy shipped on Line 5 for fuels and products to be used in Michigan. More than half the State’s overall propane supply also comes from Line 5, and a large percentage of the energy and petrochemicals produced in refineries in Detroit, Toledo, and Sarnia return to Michigan for use throughout the state’s manufacturing industry.
Line 5 plays a critical role in safely transporting the petroleum products used to manufacture more than 6,000 everyday household items, including clothing, blankets, paints, cosmetics, medicines, and electronics.
On an average day, Line 5 delivers 540,000 barrels (22.68 million gallons) of light crude oil and natural gas liquids to refineries in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Detroit, Toledo and Sarnia, Ontario. Line 5 is entrenched firmly in Michigan and the region as a critical part of infrastructure that ensures:
• Safe transport of 14,000 barrels of Michigan produced crude oil per day.
• Enough natural gas liquids to meet 55 percent of Michigan’s overall propane demand, which is equivalent to heating more than 300,000 homes per year.
• Enough natural gas liquids to meet 65 percent of the UP’s propane demand, including peak volumes in winter months that cannot be met with trucks or barges.
• Safe transport of crude oil to regional refineries in Michigan, Northern Ohio and Sarnia, Ontario, that is processed into products that Michiganders use, including enough gasoline for 1 million passenger cars and trucks per day and diesel for 6,000 semi-trucks per day.
- SAFE AND SECURE
- HELPING THE ECONOMY
- CREATING JOBS
AND THERE’S MORE…