Enbridge Quick Facts
Established in 1949, Enbridge is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company, and exists to fuel people’s quality of life.
Enbridge transports, distributes and generates energy, with diversified assets that include a balance between crude oil and natural gas, as well as an expanding renewables business. Enbridge connects key supply basins with consuming markets to move a very large slice of North America’s oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, safely and reliably.
That balance between oil and natural gas includes North America’s premium natural gas transmission franchise, liquids pipeline business, and natural gas utility business. This footprint provides us with scale and diversity to compete, to grow and to provide the energy people need and want.
Headquartered in Calgary, Canada with major offices in Houston, Edmonton, Toronto, Duluth, MN, Superior, WI, and Chatham, ON, Enbridge has a workforce of 15,400 people, primarily in the U.S. and Canada.
Operations: Crude Oil and Liquids Pipelines
- Enbridge operates the world's longest and most complex crude oil and liquids transportation system, with approximately 17,018 miles (27,388 km) of active crude pipeline across North America—including 8,624 miles (13,879 km) of active pipe in the United States, and 8,394 miles (13,509 km) of active pipe in Canada
- We deliver an average of 2.9 million barrels of crude oil and liquids every day
- We transport 25% of the crude oil produced in North America
- We transport about 62% of U.S.-bound Canadian production
- We account for 29% of total U.S. crude oil imports
Operations: Natural Gas Pipelines, Processing and Storage
- Enbridge has an ownership stake in about 65,250 miles (105,000 km) of gathering lines, about 25,500 miles (41,000 km) of transmission lines, and about 101,700 miles (163,600 km) of distribution lines—a total of about 192,500 miles (310,000 km) of natural gas and NGL pipelines—across North America and the Gulf of Mexico. These totals include the pipeline network of DCP Midstream (a 50-50 joint venture between Enbridge Inc. and Phillips 66) and other joint ventures
- We transport 22% of all natural gas consumed in the United States
- We transport about 19.4 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas
- We have 3.1 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas processing capacity
- We have 159.3 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of net working storage through our U.S. transmission operations
- DCP Midstream is the largest producer of natural gas liquids and the largest natural gas processor in the U.S.
Operations: Natural Gas Distribution
- We are Canada’s largest natural gas distribution provider, with about 3.7 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State
- We distribute more than 2.5 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas to power industry, heat and cool homes, and cook meals
- Union Gas operates a network of 66,088 km (41,065 miles) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines, and 4,857 km (3,018 miles) of transmission pipelines
- Enbridge Gas operates more than 51,450 miles (82,800 km) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines
- We have about 278.7 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of net working storage through our operations at the Union Gas Dawn Hub and Enbridge Gas Distribution locations in southwest Ontario
Renewable Energy and Power Generation
- We’ve committed more than $7.8 billion in capital to renewable energy and power transmission projects (currently in operation or under construction)
- Together, our renewable energy projects (either operating or under construction) have the capacity to generate 3,639 megawatts (MW) gross, or 1,748 MW net, of zero-emission energy
- Our renewable projects generate enough green energy to meet the electricity needs of 696,577 homes, based on net generation figures for projects in operation or under construction
- In 2017, we invested more than US$19.1 million (nearly C$23.9 million) on community-strengthening initiatives across North America aligned to our three focus areas (health and safety, environment and community)
- In 2016, we invested more than $1.47 million in our Safe Community program—bringing the total investment since the program’s inception to more than $10.7 million
- In 2017, our various employee-led United Way campaigns raised US$7.2 million in fundraising events, employee pledges and matching corporate contributions
- More than 700 of our employees participated in Enbridge’s Our Community Partners program in 2017 by volunteering over 12,000 hours for causes they care about; Enbridge supported their efforts with more than C$212,000 in volunteer grants to community organizations in Canada and the U.S.
- Enbridge’s Helping Hands in Action program awarded nearly C$335,000 in grants, C$821,000 in matching gifts and completed 356 projects focused on improving quality of life in communities
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- In 2017, we staged more than 365 drills, exercises and equipment deployment events, in all regions where we operate, to test and sharpen our emergency preparedness
- Through 2017, we've provided emergency response training to 3,271 of our employees and direct contractors, including in-depth Incident Command System (ICS) training
- Since our free, online Emergency Responder Education Program (EREP) training program was launched in 2012, about 2,900 emergency responders, our employees and other interested parties in the U.S. and Canada have completed the training
- In 2017, we purchased more than C$216 million in goods and services from Indigenous suppliers in Canada and the U.S.
- In 2017, we invested more than C$1.7 million to support educational, safety and cultural initiatives within Indigenous communities
- In the course of our projects and operations, we regularly deal with more than 200 Indigenous Nations and groups in Canada, and 30 federally recognized Native American Tribes in the U.S.
- Our supply chain group has more than 930 qualified Indigenous business in a company-wide database
- In 2017, we provided Indigenous awareness training to 457 of our employees and contractors in Canada and the U.S.
- As part of our engagement on the Line 3 Replacement Program in Canada, we have secured 55 agreements, representing a majority of Indigenous Nations and groups directly along the L3RP corridor
- As of Q2 2018, the L3RP in Canada and the U.S. has created about C$87 million in Indigenous economic opportunities, a total that includes contracting, labor, business development and training initiatives with Indigenous businesses and groups; we are currently targeting the creation of a total of C$250 million in Indigenous economic benefits through the end of construction
Safety will always be our No. 1 priority. Ensuring the safety of communities and the environment is our most important duty—and everything we do is based on this foundation.
System Fitness and Leak Detection
- We spent CAD$1.95 billion in 2017 on programs that help us to maintain the fitness of our systems across our operations in Canada and the U.S.
- We had eleven (11) reportable spills on our crude oil and liquids systems in 2017, compared with 6 in 2016
- We spilled 8,394 barrels of crude oil in 2017, from a record delivery total of nearly 3.75 billion barrels
- Over the past decade, from 2008 through 2017 inclusive, we've transported more than 22 billion barrels of oil, with a safe delivery record of 99.99966%
- We completed 26,719 pipeline inspections on our liquids and natural gas pipelines and distribution networks in 2017
- We carried out 349 in-line inspections in 2017 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- We carried out 1,769 preventative maintenance digs in 2017 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- In 2017, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas conducted leak surveys on more than 25,000 kilometres (15,500 miles) of gas distribution mains in Ontario and Quebec, and surveyed more than 690,000 customer service lines
Awards and Recognition
- Ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list for nine straight years (No. 12 in 2018)
- Named to the Canada’s Top 100 Employers list 16 times, through 2018
- Named to the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list 15 straight times, through 2017
- Retained silver-level Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) ranking by the Canadian Council fof Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in 2015 (ranking has three-year cycle)
- Ranked among Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for five straight years, through 2018
- Named to the Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for three straight years, through 2018
- Ranked among Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 six times in seven years, through 2018
- Named to the Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For on three occasions
- By the end of 2016, we had trained more than 200 employee ambassadors as part of our Emergency Response Ambassador Program in the U.S.
- In 2016, our employee ambassadors in Canada carried out more than 340 visits with municipal officials, first responders and 9-1-1 dispatchers near our liquids pipelines
- In 2016, as part of our L3RP stakeholder outreach in the U.S., we provided emergency response training to 845 local emergency responders, at 49 training events, along our project right-of-way
Research, Development and Innovation
- In 2017, we invested CAD$15.2 million on advanced leak detection systems that strengthen our ability to identify small pipeline leaks early, and respond more quickly and effectively
- In 2017, our Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) group was involved in about 100 projects focusing on innovation, primarily to improve pipeline safety and fitness
Climate Change, Emissions Reduction and Energy Efficiency
- Cumulatively, between 1995 and the end of 2015, Enbridge Gas Distribution’s customer energy efficiency programs saved about 10.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas and reduced carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 19.4 million tonnes—the equivalent of taking about 3.8 million cars off the road for a year
- Enbridge Gas Distribution’s customer energy efficiency plan, from 2015 through 2020, has committed about $360 million to target 7 million cumulative cubic meters of natural gas savings, reducing customers’ CO2 emissions by about 13.4 tonnes.
- Enbridge Gas Distribution has the largest natural gas vehicle (NGV) fleet in Canada, and by the end of 2016, Enbridge Gas had converted 628 of its 841 fleet vehicles to run on natural gas
Supply Chain Management
- In 2016, our Major Projects group purchased about 324,000 tonnes of steel pipe, about 96% of which was made from recycled steel
- In 2016, we purchased about $8.1 billion of goods and services from about 12,000 suppliers; about 56.6% of this total was spent on Canadian suppliers, and 43.4% was spent on U.S. suppliers
Occupational Health and Safety
- Our rates of 0.55 recordable injuries per 200,000 employee hours worked and 0.05 lost-days injuries per 200,000 employee hours worked were the lowest they have been since we began tracking them
- Our employees spent about 99,345 hours in 2016 building their safety knowledge and skills
We transport energy.
We generate energy.
We distribute energy.
Learn more about the ongoing tax revenue, local and regional economic stimulation, community investments, and workforce salary provided by Enbridge in your area.
With proper design, construction, operation and maintenance, pipelines have a very long life. The safety of people, and protection of the environment, is our top priority throughout the entire pipeline lifecycle.
Our renewable energy projects, either operating or under construction, produce enough electricity to power 696,577 homes, based on net generation figures.
Our energy transportation activities include onshore crude oil and natural gas pipelines, and offshore pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico.
We are Canada’s largest natural gas distribution provider, with approximately 3.7 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State.
Forging mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people.
Find out more about our growth projects—including crude oil and liquids pipelines, renewables, and natural gas pipelines and processing—that will help keep North Americans on the move.
Keeping in touch with our neighbors is very important to us. That’s why we contact communities, landowners, emergency responders, and other groups near our pipelines and facilities on an ongoing basis.
We are Enbridge. Together, we help fuel quality of life for millions of people in North America.
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