Enbridge Plans Christina Lake Expansion

March 2010 Vol. 237 No. 3

Enbridge Inc. has an agreement with FCCL Partnership to provide additional pipeline and terminal facilities to support expansion of the Christina Lake enhanced oil project which is operated by Cenovus Energy.

The estimated cost is $250 million with a planned in-service date in 2011.

Enbridge’s existing Christina Lake lateral and terminal facilities include two 8-inch lateral lines plus 240,000 bbls of tankage and connect the enhanced oil project to Enbridge’s Athabasca Pipeline. The 335-mile Athabasca Pipeline, together with the 235-mile Waupisoo Pipeline and associated lateral and terminal facilities, constitute Enbridge’s Regional Oil Sands System delivering crude from five producing oil sands projects to the Hardisty and Edmonton mainline hubs. The additional Christina Lake facilities will include two 375,000-bbl tanks and 16-miles of 30-inch pipeline to accommodate current and future expansions of the Christina Lake enhanced oil project.