As the world transitions to a lower-carbon energy future, natural gas will play a vital role—as a replacement fuel for coal in electricity generation, a low-carbon source of home heating, a lower-emission fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and large transportation fleets, and a complement to the growth of renewable energy.
Enbridge is a major player in North America’s natural gas industry, with gathering, transportation, and processing facilities from British Columbia to Illinois to Texas.
Enbridge’s Canadian midstream operations are based in the Montney and Duvernay plays of B.C. and Alberta, which are among the most competitive natural gas and NGL plays in North America, as well as the dry gas Horn River shale in northern B.C. These operations include:
Enbridge has an ownership interest in Alliance Pipeline, which transports liquids-rich natural gas from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the Williston Basin to the Chicago natural gas market hub. The Alliance system is ideally positioned to benefit from production growth in a number of liquids-rich natural gas shale plays, particularly the Montney and Duvernay in western Canada, as well as the Bakken in North Dakota.
U.S. gathering and processing
Through Enbridge Energy Partners, we operate a vast network of natural gas gathering and transmission lines, as well as natural gas liquids (NGL) gathering and transportation lines and natural gas processing and treating plants.
Additionally, we have a 35-percent interest in a major NGL system connecting natural gas- and NGL-producing regions to the primary NGL demand center on the U.S. Gulf Coast. These assets, which are located primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, include:
Aux Sable US
In the U.S., Enbridge has an ownership interest in natural gas assets, both upstream and downstream of the Alliance Pipeline, operated by Aux Sable U.S. They include:
Enbridge has an ownership interest in Vector Pipeline, which connects with Alliance Pipeline and other pipelines near Chicago, and delivers natural gas to local distribution and end-user customers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario.