Friday, February 15, 2013

Enbridge Announces Q4 Earnings

The Enbridge earnings report released this morning included a summary of activitiy during the fourth quarter including these items pertaining to the Williston Basin...

• On January 4, 2013, Enbridge announced a further expansion of the Canadian Mainline system between Hardisty, Alberta and the Canada/United States border near Gretna, Manitoba, at an estimated cost of $0.4 billion, along with an announcement to further expand the Lakehead System owned by EEP between Neche, North Dakota and Superior, Wisconsin, at an estimated cost of US$0.2 billion. Subject to regulatory approval, the expansion involves the addition of pumping horsepower sufficient to raise the capacity of both the Canadian Mainline and the Lakehead System by another 230,000 bpd. This expansion is expected to be in service in 2015. The announcement was in addition to the Company's May 2012 announcement of a project to raise capacity on the same sections of the Canadian Mainline and the Lakehead System by 120,000 bpd at an approximate cost of $0.2 billion and US$0.2 billion, respectively, with an expected in-service of mid-2014.

• On December 6, 2012, Enbridge announced the $6.2 billion Light Oil Program to expand access to markets for growing light oil production from North Dakota and Canada. The Light Oil Program is a series of projects that will supplement the Company's previously announced Eastern Access initiative and provide increased pipeline capacity on Enbridge's North Dakota regional system; further expand capacity on the United States mainline system; and enhance Canadian mainline terminal capability. The Light Oil Program will provide access from the Enbridge system to attractive refinery markets in Ontario, Quebec and the United States midwest for an additional 400,000 bpd of light oil. The projects within the Light Oil Program are targeted to be available for service between 2014 to early 2016.

• On November 26, 2012, Enbridge announced it had entered into a joint venture to develop a unit-train unloading facility and related local pipeline infrastructure near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to deliver Bakken and other light sweet crude oil to Philadelphia area refineries. The Eddystone terminal will include leasing portions of a power generation facility and reconfiguring existing track to accommodate 120-car unit-trains, installing crude oil offloading equipment, refurbishing an existing 200,000 barrel tank and upgrading an existing barge loading facility. Subject to regulatory and other approvals, the project is expected to be placed into service by the end of 2013 to receive and deliver an initial capacity of 80,000 bpd, expandable to 160,000 bpd. The total estimated cost of the project is approximately US$68 million and Enbridge's share of the project costs will be based upon its 75% joint venture interest.

Source: Enbridge

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