Enbridge is expanding our presence across the United States through strategic growth projects in liquids pipelines, natural gas liquids pipelines, renewable energy and power transmission.
Line 67 Upgrade Project: Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., through its affiliate Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership ("Enbridge"), is proposing a series of pump station upgrades in phases to expand the capacity of Line 67. Line 67 is a 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline that was constructed in 2009-2010 and spans from North Dakota through Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge is proposing to increase the capacity of Line 67 in two phases:
61 Upgrade Project:Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (“Enbridge”) is proposing to expand in phases the average annual capacity of our Line 61 Pipeline to an ultimate 1.2 million barrel per day (bpd) design capacity. Line 61 is a 42-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline that became operational in 2009 and spans from Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, to Enbridge’s Flanagan Terminal near Pontiac, Illinois.
Line 62 (Spearhead North Pipeline): Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., proposes to expand the Spearhead North Pipeline (Line 62). The expansion of Line 62 between Flanagan, Illinois and the Terminal at Griffith, Indiana will increase capacity from 135,000 bpd to 235,000 bpd by adding horsepower. An additional 330,000 barrel tank will be added at Enbridge’s Terminal in Griffith.
Line 6B Phase 2 Replacement Project: Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., plans to replace a total of approximately 210 miles of existing 30-inch diameter Line 6B pipeline in Indiana and Michigan by installing new pipe. This Line 6B Phase 2 Replacement Project responds to growing demand for pipeline transportation capacity while also reducing the frequency of future integrity inspections and individual repairs in the replacement segments. This is a combination capacity/integrity-driven project and is distinct from the integrity-driven Line 6B 2012 Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program, which involves replacing 75 miles of the same pipeline from Griffith to Ortonville in seven segments. Combined with the previously announced scheduled replacements of 75-miles of Line 6B, the further replacements of the Line 6B Phase 2 Replacement Project will increase capacity from 240,000 bpd to 500,000 bpd on Line 6B. The Line 6B Phase 2 Replacement segments are subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Flanagan South Pipeline: Enbridge Inc., through its indirect subsidiary, Enbridge Pipelines (FSP) L.L.C., is proposing to build the Flanagan South Pipeline Project – a nearly 600-mile, 36-inch diameter interstate crude oil pipeline that will originate in Flanagan, Ill. and terminate in Cushing, Okla., crossing Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. The majority of the pipeline will parallel Enbridge’s existing Spearhead crude oil pipeline right-of-way. Enbridge has also proposed to install seven pump stations including one at the Flanagan terminal and six along the pipeline route. Initial capacity will be 585,000 barrels per day. Learn more about the Flanagan South Pipeline Project.
Seaway Pipeline: Enbridge Inc. recently purchased a 50-percent share of the Seaway Crude Pipeline System. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. owns the remaining 50 percent. Enterprise and Enbridge are nearing completion of the first phase of the reversal of the Seaway Pipeline, which will provide 150,000 barrels per day of southbound takeaway capacity from Cushing to the Gulf Coast by June 1, 2012. Following pump station additions and modifications anticipated to be completed by early 2013, the capacity of the reversed Seaway Pipeline will be up to 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Enterprise and Enbridge also plan an expansion of the Seaway Pipeline that will more than double its capacity to 850,000 barrels per day by mid-2014. View more information about Seaway Pipeline.
Bakken Expansion Program: Enbridge Energy Partners, through its subsidiary Enbridge Pipelines (Bakken) L.L.C., is proposing a number of pipeline system expansions in North Dakota as part of our Bakken Expansion Program to add transport capacity that will help address current and future increases in crude oil production from the Bakken and Three Forks formations. More information about the Bakken Expansion Program is available on enbridge.com.
Line 79 Pipeline System Project: Enbridge Inc., through its indirect subsidiary Enbridge Pipelines (Toledo) Inc., developed the Line 79 Pipeline System Project for the transportation of crude oil and petroleum in the state of Michigan. This new pipeline system—designated as Line 79—originates near the city of Stockbridge, Mich. and extends to the east and south, to terminate at a new meter station site near the city of Romulus, Mich. Line 79 consists of approximately 64 miles of new and existing pipeline. View more information about the Line 79 Pipeline System Project.
Texas Express Pipeline: The 280,000 bpd Texas Express NGL Pipeline is scheduled to go into service in mid-2013. Originating at Skellytown, Texas, and extending approximately 580 miles to NGL fractionation and storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas, Texas Express will enhance access for mid-continent NGLs to the premium Gulf Coast market. Texas Express is a joint venture between the Partnership, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and DCP Midstream, LLC. Read the news release about Texas Express.
Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Project: Enbridge Inc. owns a 20 percent interest in the Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Project, currently under construction in eastern Oregon. Once it is complete in late 2012, it will produce 35 megawatts (MW) of emissions-free power. Learn more about the Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Project.
Montana-Alberta Tie-Line: The Montana-Alberta Tie-Line (MATL) project recently acquired by Enbridge Inc. is a 300-MW, 230-kilovolt (KV) electrical transmission line allowing the movement of power between Alberta and Montana. The 214-mile line will tie into the Alberta grid at a new substation located nine miles northeast of Lethbridge. The project will allow much needed energy flow in both directions, ensuring more reliable supplies of electricity in the U.S. Northwest and Southwest Canada. More information about the MATL project is available on enbridge.com.
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