September 16, 2010 (ROMEOVILLE, Ill.) --Oil is expected to begin flowing again in a pipeline that sprung a leak in southwest suburban Romeoville last week. Enbridge Energy Partners says the leak has been repaired. The leak sent oil bubbling to the surface and into vegetation, a retention pond and a sewage treatment plant.
The pipe had to be shut down, interrupting the flow of oil to Midwest refineries.
The temporary shutdown of the pipe was also a factor in a spike in Chicago-area gas prices.