Detroit Waterfront

Families and businesses across the Midwest will spend at least $29.2 billion more for gasoline and diesel over the following five years, with Michigan being particularly impacted, if Line 5 is shut down without a responsible alterative – The Line 5 Tunnel Project – in place.

Michigan families and businesses would spend a total of $1.8 billion to $2.2 billion a year more on gasoline and diesel should Line 5 be shut down, according to a study by the Consumers Energy Alliance. Overall, the closure could increase fuel prices 9.5% to 11.7% in the Midwest region of Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan, if the fallout from prior disruptions to refineries due to natural disasters is any indication, the study found.

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