Rail

Pipelines are still the safest and most reliable way to transport large quantities of energy products. However, to bridge the energy transportation infrastructure gap, Enbridge recognizes the value of employing a multimodal transportation strategy to bridge its longer-term market access initiatives.

Pipelines and rail serve complementary roles, and rail plays a role in extending crude oil supply networks. Accordingly, Enbridge has a business development team focused on identifying and developing crude-by-rail solutions -- specifically, the operation of crude-by-rail loading and unloading facilities.


Natural gas pipelines and processing

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.

Transportation and transmission

Our energy transportation activities include onshore crude oil and natural gas pipelines, offshore pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, and crude by rail, while we also operate a growing power transmission business.


Enbridge rail facilities boost the availability of secure, reliable North American crude oil to U.S. refineries, reducing reliance on imports from overseas. In the future, as long-term pipeline solutions are constructed, rail loading facilities will continue to be used as a means of shipping excess petroleum.

Safety is our highest priority at Enbridge. We are committed to safe and reliable energy transportation, and our rail loading and unloading operations exemplify those same high standards

View our interactive map to learn more detailed information about Enbridge’s rail-based assets.