Enbridge Quick Facts
Established in 1949, Enbridge is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company, 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 connects key supply basins with consuming markets to move a very large slice of North America’s oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, safely and reliably.
That balance between oil and natural gas includes North America’s premium natural gas transmission franchise, liquids pipeline business, and natural gas utility business. This footprint provides us with scale and diversity to compete, to grow and to provide the energy people need and want.
Headquartered in Calgary, Canada with major offices in Houston, Edmonton, Toronto, Duluth, MN, Superior, WI, and Chatham, ON, Enbridge has a workforce of about 13,000 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 17,127 miles (27,564 km) of active crude pipeline across North America—including 8,627 miles (13,883 km) of active pipe in the United States, and 8,500 miles (13,681 km) of active pipe in Canada
- We deliver more than 3 million barrels of crude oil and liquids every day
- We transport 24% of the crude oil produced in North America
- We transport about 62% of U.S.-bound Canadian production
- We account for 34% of total U.S. crude oil imports
Operations: Natural Gas Transmission and Storage
- Enbridge's natural gas transmission and midstream network stretches for about 24,500 miles (39,400 km) across North America and the Gulf of Mexico
- We transport about 19% of all natural gas consumed in the United States
- We transport about 18.3 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas
- We have 158.9 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of net working storage through our U.S. transmission operations
- DCP Midstream (a 50-50 joint venture between Enbridge Inc. and Phillips 66) is one of the largest producers of natural gas liquids and processors of natural gas in the United States.
Operations: Natural Gas Distribution
- We are Canada’s largest natural gas utility, with about 3.8 million retail customers in Ontario and Quebec
- We distribute about 2.3 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas to power industry, heat and cool homes, and cook meals
- Enbridge Gas Inc. (formed on Jan. 1, 2019, with the amalgamation of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas) operates more than 92,500 miles (148,800 km) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines, and about 3,000 miles (4,800 km) of transmission pipelines
- We have about 278.7 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of net working storage through our operations in southwest Ontario
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)
- Together, our renewable energy projects (either operating or under construction) have the capacity to generate 4,121 megawatts (MW) gross, or 1,991 MW net, of zero-emission energy
- Our renewable projects generate enough green energy to meet the electricity needs of 896,577 homes, based on net generation figures for projects in operation or under construction
- In 2018, we invested more than US$15.1 million (more than C$19.5 million) on community-strengthening initiatives across North America aligned to our three focus areas (health and safety, environment and community)
- In 2018, we invested more than US$1 million (C$1.3 million) through our Safe Community program; since its establishment in 2002, we've invested US$10.6 million (C$13.3 million) in first response organizations across North America
- In 2018, our various employee-led United Way campaigns raised nearly US$6.1 million (nearly C$7.9 million) in fundraising events, employee pledges and matching corporate contributions
- Through the Our Community Partners program, Enbridge employees volunteered nearly 11,400 hours for causes they care about in 2018; in recognition of their efforts, we contributed about US$160,500 (C$208,000) in volunteer grants to organizations in the U.S. and Canada
- In 2018, Enbridge’s Helping Hands in Action program awarded US$285,000 (C$370,000) in grants, and US$390,000 (C$505,000) in matching gifts, and completed 367 employee-led projects focused on improving quality of life in communities
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- In 2018, we staged more than 315 drills, exercises and equipment deployment events, in all regions where we operate, to test and sharpen our emergency preparedness
- Through 2018, we've provided emergency response training to more than 2,700 of our employees and direct contractors, including in-depth Incident Command System (ICS) training
- Since our free, online Emergency Responder Education Program (EREP) training program was launched in 2012, about 3,200 first responders, emergency officials and other interested parties in the U.S. and Canada have completed the training
- In 2017, we purchased more than C$216 million in goods and services from Indigenous suppliers in Canada and the U.S.
- In 2017, we invested more than C$1.7 million to support educational, safety and cultural initiatives within Indigenous communities
- In the course of our projects and operations, we regularly deal with more than 200 Indigenous Nations and groups in Canada, and 30 federally recognized Native American Tribes in the U.S.
- Our supply chain group has more than 930 qualified Indigenous business in a company-wide database
- In 2017, we provided Indigenous awareness training to 457 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 have secured 55 agreements, representing a majority of Indigenous Nations and groups directly along the L3RP corridor
- As of Q2 2018, the L3RP in Canada and the U.S. has created about C$87 million in Indigenous economic opportunities, a total that includes contracting, labor, business development and training initiatives with Indigenous businesses and groups; we are currently targeting the creation of a total of C$250 million in Indigenous economic benefits through the end of construction
Safety is not just a core value at Enbridge. Ensuring the safety of communities and the environment will always be our top priority—and it’s the foundation of everything we do.
System Fitness and Leak Detection
- We spent nearly C$1.2 billion in 2018 on programs that help us to maintain the fitness of our systems across our operations in Canada and the U.S.
- We had four (4) reportable spills on our crude oil and liquids systems in 2018, compared with 11 in 2017
- We spilled 206 barrels of crude oil in 2018, from a record delivery total of more than 3.8 billion barrels
- Over the past decade, from 2009 through 2018 inclusive, we've transported more than 24.6 billion barrels of oil, with a safe delivery record of 99.99971%
- We completed 29,153 pipeline inspections on our liquids and natural gas pipelines and distribution networks in 2018
- We carried out 358 in-line inspections in 2018 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- We carried out 2,493 preventative maintenance digs in 2018 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- In 2018, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas conducted leak surveys on more than 29,000 kilometres (18,000 miles) of gas distribution mains in Ontario and Quebec, and surveyed nearly 746,000 customer service lines
Awards and Recognition
- Named among the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Energy Leaders in 2018
- Named to Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index two years in a row, most recently in 2020
- Named to the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list 17 straight times, through 2019
- Named to the Canada’s Top 100 Employers list 17 times, through 2020
- Named to Thomson Reuters’ 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Index as one of the world’s Top 100 most diverse and inclusive organizations
- Retained silver-level Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) ranking by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in 2015 (ranking has three-year cycle)
- Ranked among Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for five straight years, through 2018
- Named to the Canada’s Top Employers for Young People index for three straight years, through 2018
- Ranked among Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 seven times in nine years, through 2020
- Named to the Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For on three occasions
- Ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list for nine straight years through 2018
- 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
Innovation, Research and Development
- In 2018, we invested about C$14 million in technology development and innovation projects; these projects are focused on the use of advanced analytics in our pipeline and power generation businesses, renewable energy technology and enhancement of the safety, efficiency and capacity of our assets
- Our Innovation, Research and Development group has been involved in more than 130 projects in 2019 focusing on innovation to improve pipeline safety and fitness. These collaborative efforts include 43 Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) projects with peers and external stakeholders, and 27 projects involving the Operations Technology Development (OTD) consortium
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 2017, our Major Projects group purchased about 133,000 tonnes of steel pipe, about 87% of which was made from recycled steel
- In 2017, we purchased about C$11.6 billion of goods and services from about 19,000 suppliers; about 44% of this total was spent on Canadian suppliers, and 56% was spent on U.S. suppliers
Occupational Health and Safety
- Our 2018 rate of 0.69 recordable injuries per 200,000 employee hours worked, and 0.55 recordable injuries per 200,000 contractor hours worked, both continue our four-year improvement trend in Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF), and remain below the industry average
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With proper design, construction, operation and maintenance, pipelines have a very long life. The safety of people, and protection of the environment, is our top priority throughout the entire pipeline lifecycle.
Our renewable energy projects, either operating or under construction, produce enough electricity to power nearly 900,000 homes, based on net generation figures.
Our energy transportation activities include onshore crude oil and natural gas pipelines, and offshore pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico.
Enbridge Gas Inc. is North America’s largest natural gas utility by volume, and third largest by customer count.
Forging mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people.
Find out more about our growth projects—including crude oil and liquids pipelines, renewables, and natural gas pipelines and processing—that will help keep North Americans on the move.
Keeping in touch with our neighbors is very important to us. That’s why we contact communities, landowners, emergency responders, and other groups near our pipelines and facilities on an ongoing basis.
We are Enbridge. Together, we help fuel quality of life for millions of people in North America.