Representatives from the pipeline company Enbridge held a meeting in Vandalia on Friday, meeting with several area leaders. The meeting was hosted by State Senator Kyle McCarter and gave Enbridge a chance to update everyone on the progress of the pipeline project that is coming thru Fayette County and will end up at the Patoka tank farm. Enbridge officials say the project is 60 to 70 percent complete and most of their work will be wrapped up by mid to late October. They also stated they have about 2000 people working on this project and 500 of those workers are in this area, and the total cost of their project is 900 million dollars from start to finish. They were also asked if they pay property taxes and the answer was yes they do pay property taxes. They also talked about the fact you will see Enbridge in the community in the future, as well, and they work to be a part of the communities where they have pipeline and they talked about the available scholarships and grants they offer in their communities. There is an ongoing project to replace the windows at the Vandalia Statehouse, which end of the windows cost about $3000 each. Regional Manager for State Government Affairs with Enbridge Michael Wortham made an announcement towards the end of the meeting that they would pay for two of those windows.
They also said they currently have 4 tanks in Patoka that are theirs and they hope to get oil flowing in their new pipelines by the end of the year.