Romeoville pipeline expected back in service

September 17, 2010 8:45:33 AM PDT
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.