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.
Lakehead System Expansion (Line 61 and Line 67): Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., is proposing to expand its Lakehead System. The expansion of the Lakehead System includes $0.4 billion of projects to expand capacity of the Lakehead System mainline between its origin at the Canada/U.S. border, near Neche, North Dakota, to Flanagan, Illinois. The projects include an expansion of the Alberta Clipper line (Line 67) between the border and Superior, Wisconsin from 450,000 bpd to 570,000 bpd; and expansion of the 42-inch Southern Access Line (Line 61) between Superior and Flanagan Terminal near Pontiac, Illinois from 400,000 bpd to 560,000 bpd.
Both projects require only the addition of pumping horsepower, and crude oil tanks at existing sites with no pipeline construction, at a cost of approximately $360 million. The expansions are expected to be available for service in mid-2014 subject to finalization of scope and shipper approval. Enbridge continues discussions with shippers on scope of the expansions which could lead to an upward revision to capacity and cost. Learn more about the Line 61 and Line 67 Expansion Projects.
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: Enbridge Energy Partners is teaming up with Enterprise Products Partners and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to design and construct a new natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline called the Texas Express Pipeline. The pipeline will originate at Skellytown, Texas, and extend approximately 580 miles to NGL fractionation and storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of approximately 280,000 bpd and will be readily expandable to approximately 400,000 bpd. 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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