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 17,181 miles (27,651 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. We are currently engaged in the largest capital program in our 65-year history, with a $44-billion slate of energy infrastructure projects in development and execution -- $34-billion of which are already commercially secured and projected to be in service by the end of 2018. Within our Liquids Pipelines division, we’ll be building more than $22-billion worth of pipelines over the next three years to open new markets for Canadian producers.
The rapid production growth in many energy supply regions across North America has created an acute demand for new transportation infrastructure. It’s clear that energy needs will continue to grow globally over the long term, driven by economic and population growth and other factors – and our strong position at Enbridge is driving growth across our entire enterprise
. Through our market access initiatives, led by the Light Oil Market Access
, Eastern Access
, and Western Gulf Coast Access
initiatives, we’ll be opening up markets for up to 1.7 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil by 2017
. We had already added 1.3 million bpd by the end of 2014, and we expect to complete another 400,000 bpd by the end of 2015.
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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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