Enbridge to Conduct Open Season for New Gulf Pipeline
Enbridge Inc. will conduct a non-binding Open Season for firm capacity on a new 26-mile, 20-inch diameter deepwater crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline will transport oil from the Green Canyon, Block 613, to a sub-sea connection with the Caesar Oil Pipeline Company, LLC, system in Green Canyon, Block 650.
The new Enbridge pipeline, anticipated to be in service by September 2007, will have a design capacity of 60,000 barrels per day and a maximum allowable operating pressure of 3,150 pounds per square inch.
"This new crude oil pipeline continues the organic growth of our deepwater offshore business," said Doug Krenz, Vice President, Gas Transportation and Development, Enbridge. "The project is a logical expansion of our infrastructure in this important production basin and complements our offshore natural gas business."
The Open Season will commence at 8 a.m. (CST) Thursday, February 15, 2007, and will end at 5 p.m. (CST) Friday, March 23, 2007. A one-part, firm, non-discountable transportation rate per barrel (to be disclosed to shipper by Enbridge after a confidentiality agreement is executed) will apply to all shippers who are successful in negotiating definitive agreements arising out of the Expressions of Interest submitted during the Open Season.
Any party interested in contracting for firm capacity on this new pipeline should complete an Expression of Interest form and submit it during the Open Season period to Keith Freeman, Enbridge Offshore Facilities, LLC, 1100 Louisiana, Suite 3300, Houston, Texas 77002. For more information - or to obtain an Expression of Interest form and ensure inclusion in the Expression of Interest mailing list - please contact Keith Freeman at the above-referenced address or by telephone at (832) 214-5723.
Enbridge Inc. has wholly owned or joint venture interests in 11 transmission and gathering pipelines in five major pipeline corridors in Louisiana and Mississippi offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Throughput on these pipelines averages approximately 2.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas - approximately half of all deepwater Gulf of Mexico natural gas production.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, is a leader in energy transportation and distribution in North America and internationally. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the United States, the world's longest crude oil and liquids pipeline system. The Company also has international operations and a growing involvement in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses. 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. Enbridge employs approximately 5,000 people, primarily in Canada, the United States and South America.
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