In a separate announcement, Enbridge today announced that it is
proceeding with its Gulf Coast Access project, which will transport
crude oil from Flanagan, Illinois, south to Cushing via an additional
line it will construct, and then to Houston and Port Arthur on the
Seaway pipeline system joint venture. Enbridge will also hold a
concurrent second open season to provide the opportunity for shippers to
subscribe for additional capacity from Flanagan all the way to the Texas
“Expansion of the Seaway System, complemented by the addition of
capacity on Enbridge’s systems from the Chicago area to Cushing, gives
both U.S. and Canadian producers new and timely options to reach the
Gulf Coast,” said Patrick D. Daniel, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge’s $1.15 billion acquisition of an interest in Seaway from
ConcocoPhillips closed December 20, 2011. Enterprise and Enbridge each
own a 50 percent ownership interest in the pipeline system with
Enterprise continuing to serve as operator.
Additional information about the open seasons will be available online
beginning January 4, 2012. For commercial inquiries, please contact:
About Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly
traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream
energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude
oil, refined products and petrochemicals.
include approximately: 50,000 miles of onshore and offshore pipelines;
192 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, refined products and
crude oil; and 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.
include: natural gas transportation, gathering, processing and storage;
NGL fractionation, transportation, storage, and import and export
terminaling; crude oil and refined products storage, transportation and
terminaling; offshore production platform; petrochemical transportation
and storage; and a marine transportation business that operates
primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems
and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Additional information is available at
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, is a North American leader in
delivering energy and one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada
and the U.S., the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation
system. The Company also has a significant and growing involvement in
natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an
increasing involvement in power transmission.
As a distributor of
energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada's largest natural gas
distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario,
Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy,
Enbridge has interests in close to 860 megawatts of renewable and
alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in
wind and solar energy, geothermal and hybrid fuel cells. Enbridge
employs approximately 6,400 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and
is ranked as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, and one of the Top 100
Companies to Work for in Canada. Enbridge's common shares trade on the
Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” as defined
by the Securities and Exchange Commission and “forward-looking
information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities
legislation (collectively, “forward-looking statements”).
statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein
that address activities, events, developments or transactions that
Enterprise and Enbridge expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur
in the future, including anticipated benefits and other aspects of such
activities, events, developments or transactions, are forward-looking
Although Enterprise and Enbridge believe that the
forward-looking statements included herein are based on information and
assumptions which are current, reasonable and complete, these statements
are necessarily subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties,
including required approvals by regulatory agencies, the possibility
that the anticipated benefits from such activities, events, developments
or transactions cannot be fully realized, the possibility that costs or
difficulties related thereto will be greater than expected, the impact
of competition and other risks and uncertainties included in the reports
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Enterprise and
Enbridge, respectively, and in the filings made by Enbridge with
Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
While Enterprise and
Enbridge make these forward-looking statements in good faith, should one
or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ
materially from those expected.
Readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak
only as of their dates.
Except as required by law, neither
Enterprise nor Enbridge intends to update or revise its forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
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