We operate the world’s longest and most complex crude oil and liquids transportation system, with about 17,127 miles (27,564 kilometers) of active pipe.
Non-regulated crude oil and liquids contract terminals
Enbridge has established a significant presence in contract storage in recent years, largely driven by increasing production of Western Canadian crude oil and the need for additional transportation infrastructure to access new markets in the U.S.
Currently, Enbridge is operating, or has under construction, contract storage at the following locations:
Hardisty, Alberta is the most important crude oil storage hub in Canada. Enbridge operates approximately 3 million barrels of salt cavern storage at Hardisty Caverns, and 7.5 million barrels of above ground storage at Hardisty Contract Terminal, with both facilities well connected, providing customers with the much needed optionality they require. Both facilities are currently completely subscribed. Enbridge is continuing to evaluate additional service options and growth opportunities to maximize the value of these facilities for both Enbridge and its customers.
Cushing, Oklahoma is one of the most important crude oil storage hubs in the world and the location of the settlement of the New York Mercantile Exchange West Texas Intermediate (NYMEX WTI) contract. With approximately 16 million barrels of working storage capacity, Enbridge has one of the largest and most well-connected terminals in the Cushing area. The facility is currently fully subscribed. Enbridge continues to develop customer-initiated projects, as well as explore growth opportunities, to optimize and increase the infrastructure of the Cushing facility.
The Canadian oil sands have various operational contract tanks throughout the system totaling more than 7 million barrels. Additionally, Enbridge has contract storage locations throughout the North Dakota Classic system, 480,000 barrels of leased storage at Platte Pipeline’s Casper, Wyoming facility, and 400,000 barrels of storage at Patoka, Illinois with a large footprint for future development.
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