Enbridge Quick Facts



Enbridge Inc., a North American energy delivery leader, was established in 1949 and exists to fuel people’s quality of life. Enbridge transports, distributes and generates energy, with diversified assets that include a balance between crude oil and natural gas, as well as an expanding renewables business.

Enbridge has an enterprise value of C$166 billion, with an unparalleled growth program that includes C$27 billion in secured projects and another C$48 billion in potential projects—initiatives that will support economic growth, job creation, increased tax revenue and community vitality across North America.

With a stable and predictable revenue stream (more than 95% of cash flows secured under long-term contract or similar arrangements), Enbridge expects to offer an attractive annual dividend growth rate of 10% to 12% through 2024. Enbridge manages several investment options that trade on the New York and/or Toronto stock exchanges, including Enbridge Inc. (ENB), Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP), Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (EEQ), and Enbridge Income Fund (ENF).

Headquartered in Calgary, Canada with major offices in Houston, Edmonton, Toronto, Duluth, MN, Superior, WI, and Chatham, ON, Enbridge has a workforce of 15,400 people, primarily in the U.S. and Canada.

Operations: Crude Oil and Liquids Pipelines

  • Enbridge operates the world's longest and most complex crude oil and liquids transportation system, with approximately 18,666 miles (30,040 km) of active crude pipeline across North America.
  • We deliver an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil and liquids every day
  • We transport 28% of the crude oil produced in North America
  • We transport about 64% of U.S.-bound Canadian production
  • We account for 28% of total U.S. crude oil imports

Operations: Natural Gas Pipelines, Processing and Storage

  • Enbridge has an ownership stake in 77,389 miles of gathering lines, 27,403 miles of transmission lines, and 100,632 miles of distribution lines—a total of 205,424 miles of natural gas and NGL pipelines—across North America and the Gulf of Mexico. These totals include the pipeline network of DCP Midstream, a 50-50 joint venture between Enbridge Inc. and Phillips 66, and other joint ventures
  • We transport 20% of all natural gas consumed in the United States
  • We deliver nearly 20 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas, powering industry, heating and cooling homes, and cooking meals;
  • We have 11.4 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas processing capacity
  • We have 307 Mbpd (thousand barrels per day) of natural gas liquids (NGL) production
  • We have 437 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas storage capacity
  • DCP Midstream is the largest producer of natural gas liquids and the largest natural gas processor in the U.S.

Operations: Natural Gas Distribution

  • We are Canada’s largest natural gas distribution provider, with about 3.6 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State
  • Union Gas operates a network of 65,390 km (40,630 miles) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines, and 4,850 km (3,015 miles) of transmission pipelines
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution operates more than 51,450 miles (82,800 km) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines

Renewable Energy and Power Generation

  • We’ve committed more than $7.8 billion in capital to renewable energy and power transmission projects (currently in operation or under construction)
  • Our renewable energy projects (either operating or under construction) have the capacity to generate more than 3,800 megawatts (MW) gross, or nearly 3,000 MW net, of zero-emission energy
  • Our renewable projects generate enough green energy to meet the electricity needs of 1,013,817 homes, based on gross generation figures for projects in operation or under construction

Community Investment

  • In 2016, we invested more than $13.4 million on community-strengthening initiatives across North America aligned to our three focus areas (health and safety, environment and community)
  • In 2016, we invested more than $1.47 million in our Safe Community program—bringing the total investment since the program’s inception to more than $10.7 million
  • In 2016, our various employee-led United Way campaigns raised $5.93 million in fundraising events, employee pledges and matching corporate contributions
  • About 875 of our employees participated in Enbridge’s Our Community Partners program in 2016 by volunteering over 31,000 hours for causes they care about; in recognition of their efforts, under the program, we contributed nearly $260,000 to communities in Canada and the U.S.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • In 2016, we ran more than 335 drills, exercises and equipment deployment events, in all regions where we operate, to test and sharpen our emergency preparedness
  • Through 2016, more than 1,800 of our employees and direct contractors had been trained in the Incident Command System (ICS) to support our responses to emergency situations
  • Over the past four years, through 2016, about 2,900 emergency responders, our employees and other interested parties in the U.S. and Canada have completed training through our free online Emergency Responder Education Program (EREP)

Indigenous Engagement

  • In 2016, we spent more than $79 million on procuring goods and services from Indigenous businesses, contractors and suppliers in Canada (compared to $63 million in 2015 and $52 million in 2014)
  • In 2016, we provided more than $1 million in community investment funding to Indigenous communities in Canada (compared to $800,000+ in 2015)
  • In the course of our projects and operations, we regularly deal with up to 130 Aboriginal communities in Canada and up to 12 Native American tribes in the U.S.
  • In Canada, we created a centralized and comprehensive Indigenous Business Database in 2016, with information on more than 600 Indigenous-owned businesses and joint ventures, as we continue to integrate Indigenous participation into our supply chain management process
  • In 2016, we provided cultural awareness training to more than 300 of our employees and contractors in Canada and the U.S.
  • As part of our engagement on the Line 3 Replacement Program in Canada, we’ve entered into agreements that directly benefit more than 70 Indigenous communities that live along the route. To date, we have committed over $27 million to Indigenous groups to support training, traditional knowledge and land use studies, and committed contracts related to our L3RP
  • On the Canadian portion of the L3RP, we continue to work with Indigenous communities and contractors to identify opportunities for Indigenous involvement in 10 to 30 percent of the employment that is expected to be generated by the project


Community investment

Everyone's Safety.

Everyone's Environment.

Everyone's Community.

Safety. First.

Safety will always be our No. 1 priority. Ensuring the safety of communities and the environment is our most important duty—and everything we do is based on this foundation.


System Fitness and Leak Detection

  • We spent $750 million in 2016 on programs that help us to maintain system fitness and detect leaks across our operations in Canada and the U.S.
  • We had eight (8) reportable spills on our liquids systems in 2016, compared with 14 in 2015
  • We spilled 657 barrels of crude oil in 2016, from a delivery total of 3.5+ billion barrels, with all but 23 barrels spilled on Enbridge property
  • We have a safe delivery record of more than 99.999% over the past decade, while moving more than 15 billion barrels of oil
  • We completed 15,681 pipeline inspections on our liquids and natural gas pipelines and distribution network in 2016. These inspections covered 29,195.12 kilometers (18,141 miles) of our pipeline system across Canada and the U.S.
  • We carried out 193 in-line inspections in 2016 across our liquids and natural gas systems
  • We carried out 1,306 integrity digs in 2016 across our liquids and natural gas systems
  • In 2016, Enbridge Gas Distribution conducted leak surveys on more than 9,543 km (5,929 miles) of gas distribution mains in its Ontario franchise area and in the Gazifere system in Quebec

Awards and Recognition

Stakeholder Engagement

  • By the end of 2016, we had trained more than 200 employee ambassadors as part of our Emergency Response Ambassador Program in the U.S.
  • In 2016, our employee ambassadors in Canada carried out more than 340 visits with municipal officials, first responders and 9-1-1 dispatchers near our liquids pipelines
  • In 2016, as part of our L3RP stakeholder outreach in the U.S., we provided emergency response training to 845 local emergency responders, at 49 training events, along our project right-of-way

Research, Development and Innovation

  • In 2016, our research and development (R&D) and innovation-focused business segments and groups invested about $18.3 million (USD and CAD) in technology development and innovation projects, largely focused on enhancing pipeline fitness, leak detection and damage prevention
  • In 2016, our various business segments led, participated in or sponsored more than 128 projects related to research, development and innovation
  • Through our Emerging Technology group, in 2016 we managed a portfolio of investments in 15 innovative pre-commercial technologies

Climate Change, Emissions Reduction and Energy Efficiency

  • Cumulatively, between 1995 and the end of 2015, Enbridge Gas Distribution’s customer energy efficiency programs saved about 10.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas and reduced carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 19.4 million tonnes—the equivalent of taking about 3.8 million cars off the road for a year
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution’s customer energy efficiency plan, from 2015 through 2020, has committed about $360 million to target 7 million cumulative cubic meters of natural gas savings, reducing customers’ CO2 emissions by about 13.4 tonnes.
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution has the largest natural gas vehicle (NGV) fleet in Canada, and by the end of 2016, Enbridge Gas had converted 628 of its 841 fleet vehicles to run on natural gas

Supply Chain Management

  • In 2016, our Major Projects group purchased about 324,000 tonnes of steel pipe, about 96% of which was made from recycled steel
  • In 2016, we purchased about $8.1 billion of goods and services from about 12,000 suppliers; about 56.6% of this total was spent on Canadian suppliers, and 43.4% was spent on U.S. suppliers

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Our rates of 0.55 recordable injuries per 200,000 employee hours worked and 0.05 lost-days injuries per 200,000 employee hours worked were the lowest they have been since we began tracking them
  • Our employees spent about 99,345 hours in 2016 building their safety knowledge and skills

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