At Enbridge, we connect people to the energy they need to fuel their quality of life. Enbridge operates the world’s longest and most complex crude oil and liquids transportation system, with approximately 16,892 miles (27,185 kilometres) of crude pipeline across North America.
- We deliver an average of 2.2 million barrels of crude oil and liquids every day, with a 99.9994% safe delivery record over the past decade while moving more than 15 billion barrels of crude.
- We transport 53 per cent of U.S.-bound Canadian production, a figure that accounts for 15 per cent of total U.S. crude oil imports.
- On any single day, Enbridge is the largest single conduit of oil into the U.S. We move close to 100 separate commodities, including more than 10 types of refined products.
We are the leading pipeline operator in both Canada’s oil sands region (the second-largest resource play in the world, with an estimated 170 billion barrels of proven recoverable reserves) and the rapidly growing Bakken formation in Canada and the United States. Our five-year capital growth program, announced Oct. 7 at the 2015 Enbridge Day investor conference in Toronto, now sits at $38 billion -- of which $24 billion is commercially secured, and in execution. North America is expected to be a key driver of long-term global energy supply growth, with a need for greater export capability, and Enbridge is strategically positioned to support that growth.
Long-term energy fundamentals support Enbridge’s growth. Global energy demand is expected to grow by 30 percent or more by 2040 – with a need for all supply sources to meet that demand. North America can reap the benefits, given its tremendous unconventional oil and gas reserves, increasing competitiveness through technology, and capital markets to fund development – with an estimated $800-billion infrastructure opportunity set on the continent through 2035. Given our significant and diversified assets, Enbridge is strategically positioned to capitalize on these trends.
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Enbridge transports natural gas all over North America:
- Our Western Canada operations include interest in Vector and Alliance pipelines. The Alliance System transports natural gas from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin to the U.S. Midwest. Connecting with the Alliance System at Chicago, the Vector Pipeline provides natural gas supplies for local distribution and end-user customers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario.
- In Texas, through Enbridge Energy Partners, a large natural gas gatherer and processor, we connect three of the top four areas for natural gas development in the United States. Enbridge Energy Partners transports about 15 per cent of Texas natural gas production.
With its unique ability to transport liquids-rich gas, Alliance Pipeline is ideally positioned to benefit from production growth in a number of liquids-rich natural gas shale plays, particularly the Bakken play, as well as the Montney and Duvernay plays in British Columbia and Alberta. In the United States in 2013, we enhanced access for mid-continent natural gas liquids to the Gulf Coast market when we put into service the 280,000 bpd Texas Express Pipeline.
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As one of the largest gas transporters in the Gulf of Mexico, Enbridge handles approximately 35 per cent of total offshore gas production and 45 per cent of deepwater gas production. With demands increasing due to new developments in the deepwater areas, Offshore Pipelines is planning several major new growth projects.
Enbridge Offshore Pipelines has interests in 11 transmission and gathering pipelines and one oil pipeline. These pipelines include almost 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) of underwater pipe and offshore facilities and transport approximately 6.4 billion cubic feet per day.
In 2014, we anticipate the completion of the first phase of the Walker Ridge Gas Gathering System and we will see a full-year contribution from our expanded Venice condensate stabilization facility, which went into service in the fourth quarter of 2013. Looking ahead, we expect the second phase of the Walker Ridge Gas Gathering System as well as the Big Foot Oil Pipeline to be in service in 2015, and the Heidelberg Lateral Pipeline to be operational by 2016.
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