Alberta Clipper (Line 67) Capacity Expansion
Due to increasing demand for pipeline capacity by our customers, Enbridge applied to the National Energy Board (NEB) to increase the capacity of our existing Line 67 (known as Alberta Clipper Pipeline) from 450,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) to 570,000 bpd.
This pipeline capacity expansion project included:
- the installation of one new mainline pump at eight facilities;
- four new mainline pumps and an electrical substation at the Metiskow Station; and
- the addition of a metering terminal and booster pump at the Hardisty Terminal.
Enbridge received approval from the NEB in February 2013 to proceed with the modifications to the existing facilities. All other federal, provincial and municipal permits required to complete construction were also approved. Construction activities began at the end of June 2013, and this initial phase was mechanically completed in the third quarter of 2014.
The Canadian portion of Line 67 is 1,078 kilometres long, transporting crude oil from our Hardisty Terminal in southeastern Alberta to our Gretna Station in southern Manitoba. Line 67 then connects at the international border to the U.S. portion of the system and continues to Superior, Wisconsin.