CALGARY, ALBERTA and HOUSTON, TEXAS–(Marketwired – Jan. 12, 2015) – Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB), announced today that it will build, own and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corporation, to an existing third-party pipeline system. The lateral pipeline is expected to cost approximately $0.13 billion and be operational in 2018. The Stampede development was previously sanctioned by Hess and its project co-owners in October 2014.
Approximately 16 miles in length and 18 inches in diameter, the Stampede lateral will originate in Green Canyon Block 468, located approximately 220 miles southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana. Water depth at the location of the planned pipeline is approximately 3,500 feet.
“The Stampede lateral is consistent with Enbridge’s low risk business model and furthers our objective to capture new deepwater Gulf of Mexico crude oil plays,” said Greg Harper, president, Gas Pipelines & Processing, Enbridge Inc. “This project is an attractive investment opportunity for Enbridge and we are pleased to be working with Hess and the other producers on this development.”
Enbridge’s offshore pipelines transport approximately 40 percent of the natural gas produced in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and 45 percent of ultra-deep natural gas production. The company’s offshore assets include interests in 11 natural gas gathering and transmission pipelines and one crude oil pipeline in four major pipeline corridors off the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian Company, is a North American leader in delivering energy and has been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking for the past six years. 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 more than 1,600 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy and geothermal. Enbridge employs more than 11,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2014. Enbridge’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
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