Bakken Pipeline Project - Canada
Over the last several years oil production in the Bakken Formation, which crosses through parts of Montana, North Dakota, and Saskatchewan, has grown and there is increasing demand for crude oil transportation. To meet this need Enbridge Bakken Pipeline Limited Partnership, (Enbridge Bakken), a subsidiary of the Enbridge Income Fund, extended an existing pipeline (running from Berthold, North Dakota to Steelman, Saskatchewan) by constructing 124 kilometers (77 miles) of 406 mm (16-inch) diameter pipeline from a new terminal near Steelman, Saskatchewan, to the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. mainline Terminal near Cromer, Manitoba. The U.S. segment of this pipeline is currently owned by Enbridge Pipelines (North Dakota) LLC, a subsidiary of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
In addition to the 124 km of new pipeline, the project scope also included the installation of new pumps and associated equipment, and utility upgrades at the Steelman Terminal.
The new pipeline, which is now in service, carries crude oil from Berthold, North Dakota to Cromer, Manitoba where crude volumes can then access the Enbridge mainline pipeline system serving the U.S. Midwest, Midcontinent and eastern Canada.