Safety First


We are committed to putting safety first and being transparent—when it comes to our operations as a company, and our actions as a neighbor.

Every day, we are reminded of our responsibility and the importance of our task . . . because every day, we move 3 million barrels of oil and 21 billion cubic feet of natural gas across North America. Additionally, we generate more than 2,000 net MW of renewable energy, primarily from wind and solar facilities—enough to meet the electricity needs of nearly 950,000 homes.

Our annual Safety Report to the Community

Every year, we produce the Enbridge Safety Report to the Community, provides our neighbors with an overview of our annual safety and reliability performance—not only in the areas where our safety performance was strong, but also those areas where it was not strong enough.

The Enbridge Safety Report to the Community also offers a closer look at what we do to prevent incidents and keep people, communities and the environment safe.


Our annual Sustainability Report

Life takes energy. And at Enbridge, we take seriously our responsibility to deliver it to where it’s needed, safely and reliably, today and well into the future.

Our commitment to sustainability underpins our long-term vision: to be the leading energy infrastructure company in North America. To us, that means we’re delivering the energy people need and want: we’re putting safety first, we’re protecting our environment and we’re making the transition with society to a lower carbon energy future.

Sustainability is—and has to be—core to how we do business. Enbridge’s 2020 Sustainability Report details our activities and initiatives in this important area.


Our performance at a glance

In 2020, we safely delivered more than 3.77 billion barrels of crude oil—connecting suppliers and refiners via our growing North American pipeline network. We play a small but essential role in collecting people to the energy they need for their quality of life, and we do it safely, reliably and responsibly.


Seven reportable spills in 2020

We had a total of 7 reportable spills on our crude oil and liquids systems in 2020—all 7 on Enbridge property, with 2 of those spills resulting in some product migrating offsite—with a total release volume of 943 barrels. Of those 943 barrels, 880 barrels were spilled at Enbridge facilities, fully contained within our facilities, and cleaned up with little or no environmental impact.

To put this number in perspective, 63 barrels—the amount we spilled outside our facilities in 2020—are a small fraction of a single rail car, and Enbridge's pipeline network delivers about 25% of the crude produced in North America. With a safe delivery record of 99.999975%, 2020 was one of the best years in our company history in terms of leak performance.

However, safety is Enbridge's top priorityand we understand the need for relentless vigilance and focus to ensure the continued safety and reliability of our operations.

Our 2020 crude oil pipeline statistics

3,772,414,115 Barrels of crude oil safely delivered
943 Total barrels spilled (0.000023%)
880 Barrels spilled within our facilities (0.000023%)
63 Total barrels spilled outside of Enbridge’s property (0.0000017%)

Our Foundational Safety Stories

The Foundational Safety Stories recount four serious incidents from our past that we pause to remember and reflect on each year on their anniversaries:

Bloor Street (Toronto, ON): April 24, 2003
Milepost 912 (Clearbrook, MN): November 28, 2007
Bryans Mill (Bryans Mill, TX): January 9, 2010
Marshall (Marshall, MI): July 25, 2010

When we remember the incidents captured in the Foundational Safety Stories we recall their lessons and remind ourselves of the profound impact they had on individuals, communities and the environment.

Through our Foundational Safety Stories, we create an emotional connection to safety and a shared and common understanding of why safety is absolutely critical to the work we do.

The Enbridge Ring

Following the most significant environmental incident in Enbridge’s history—the Line 6B spill near Marshall, Michigan in July 2010—we created a lasting symbol and reminder of the importance of safety for our employees.

Made with steel from Line 6B in Michigan, the ring is presented to every permanent employee when they join Enbridge. The ring is a humble reminder of every incident in our long history, inspiring us to be safe today and even safer tomorrow. Learn more

The Enbridge Ring underscores our common duty, every day, to maintain trust and protect the safety of all those who count on Enbridge.

Enbridge Ring

Our company values

We adhere to a set of core values that help define what Enbridge stands for as we deliver the energy that powers people’s lives.

Members of Enbridge’s workforce demonstrate safety, integrity and respect in support of our communities, the environment and each other.


Ready and willing in the depths of winter

Pipeline emergency preparedness doesn't take winter breaks. Find out how nearly 125 Enbridge staff and regional first responders gathered in the Devils Lake area of North Dakota in January 2018 for a three-day emergency response drill focused on winter spill containment and recovery tactics.

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