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 about 13,000 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 17,127 miles (27,564 km) of active crude pipeline across North America—including 8,627 miles (13,883 km) of active pipe in the United States, and 8,500 miles (13,681 km) of active pipe in Canada
- We deliver more than 3 million barrels of crude oil and liquids every day
- We transport 25% of the crude oil produced in North America
- We transport about 63% of U.S.-bound Canadian production
- We account for 39% of total U.S. crude oil imports
Operations: Natural Gas Transmission and Storage
- Enbridge's natural gas transmission and midstream network stretches for about 23,850 miles (38,375 km) across North America and the Gulf of Mexico
- We transport about 19% of all natural gas consumed in the United States
- We transport about 18.3 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas
- We have 158.9 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of net working storage through our U.S. transmission operations
- DCP Midstream (a 50-50 joint venture between Enbridge Inc. and Phillips 66) is one of the largest producers of natural gas liquids and processors of natural gas in the United States.
Operations: Natural Gas Distribution
- We are Canada’s largest natural gas utility, with about 3.8 million retail customers in Ontario and Quebec
- We distribute about 2.3 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas to power industry, heat and cool homes, and cook meals
- Enbridge Gas Inc. (formed on Jan. 1, 2019, with the amalgamation of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas) operates more than 90,100 miles (145,000 km) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines in Ontario
- Quebec-based Enbridge affiliates Gazifère and Énergir operate 1,069 miles (1,720 km) and 6,857 miles (11,035 km) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines, respectively
- We have about 280 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of net working storage through our operations 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 4,632 megawatts (MW) gross, or 2,060 MW net, of zero-emission energy
- Our renewable projects generate enough green energy to meet the electricity needs of 946,665 homes, based on net generation figures for projects in operation or under construction
- In 2019, we invested about US$18.1 million (about C$23.5 million) on community-strengthening initiatives across North America aligned to our three focus areas (health and safety, environment and community)
- In 2019, we invested about US$1.7 million (C$2.3 million) through our Safe Community program; since its establishment in 2002, we've invested US$11.8 million (C$15.7 million) in first response organizations across North America
- In 2019, our various employee-led United Way campaigns raised about US$3 million (C$3.9 million) in fundraising events, employee pledges and matching corporate contributions
- Through the Our Community Partners and Helping Hands in Action programs, Enbridge employees volunteered thousands of hours in 2019 for causes they care about and completed hundreds of employee-led projects focused on improving quality of life in communities. In recognition of their efforts, we contributed about US$324,000 (C$420,000) in volunteer grants and matching gifts to organizations in Canada and the U.S
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- In 2019, we staged 225 drills, exercises and equipment deployment events, in all regions where we operate, to test and sharpen our emergency preparedness
- Through 2019, we've provided emergency response training to more than 2,700 of our employees and direct contractors, including in-depth Incident Command System (ICS) training
- In Canada, the Line 3 Replacement Program generated more than $400 million in Indigenous economic benefits, including $116 million in wages paid to Indigenous workers; during project construction, more than 1,100 Indigenous men and women were employed on the project—comprising 20% of the overall workforce.
- As part of the Line 3 replacement in Minnesota, we’ve made a $100-million commitment for Tribal affiliation work opportunities. We’re conducting outreach to all 11 Minnesota Tribes to discuss business and training opportunities; we’ve identified more than 100 (and counting) Native American-owned businesses for contractors to use; and we’ve co-hosted or supported multiple training programs and job fairs for Tribal members
- 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
Safety is not just a core value at Enbridge—it’s the foundation of everything we do. Proactively advancing the safety of communities, and protecting the environment, will always be our top priority.
System Fitness and Leak Detection
- We spent US$1.364 billion (C$1.769 billion) in 2019 on programs that help us to maintain the fitness of our systems across our operations in the U.S. and Canada
- We had 7 reportable spills on our crude oil and liquids systems in 2019, compared with 4 in 2018
- We spilled 214 barrels of crude oil in 2019, from a record delivery total of more than 3.98 billion (3,980,194,221) barrels, for a safe delivery record of 99.9999946%
- Over the past decade, from 2010 through 2019 inclusive, we've transported more than 27.29 billion (27,291,644,312) barrels of oil, with a safe delivery record of 99.99976%
- We completed 38,377 pipeline inspections on our liquids and natural gas pipelines and distribution networks in 2019
- We carried out 456 inline inspections in 2019 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- We carried out 1,948 preventative maintenance digs in 2019 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- In 2019, Enbridge Gas Inc. conducted leak surveys on more than 15,000 kilometers (9,320 miles) of distribution mains in Ontario and Quebec, and surveyed more than 806,000 lines used to carry gas from the mains to customers’ residences.
Awards and Recognition
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- Named among the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Energy Leaders in 2018
- Named to Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index two years in a row, most recently in 2020
- Named to the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list 17 straight times, through 2019
- Named to the Canada’s Top 100 Employers list 18 times, through 2021
- Named to Thomson Reuters’ 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Index as one of the world’s Top 100 most diverse and inclusive organizations
- Named to the Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity list in 2020
- Ranked among Canada’s Best Diversity Employers six times, most recently in 2020
- Named to the Canada’s Top Employers for Young People index for three straight years, through 2018
- Ranked among Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 seven times in nine years, through 2020
- Ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list for nine straight years through 2018
Innovation, Research and Development
- In 2019, we invested about US$12.1 million (C$15.7 million) in technology development and innovation projects; these projects are focused on the use of advanced analytics in our pipeline and power generation businesses, renewable energy technology and enhancement of the safety, efficiency and capacity of our assets
- Our Innovation, Research and Development group has been involved in more than 130 projects in 2019 focusing on innovation to improve pipeline safety and fitness. These collaborative efforts include 43 Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) projects with peers and external stakeholders, and 27 projects involving the Operations Technology Development (OTD) consortium
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 2017, our Major Projects group purchased about 133,000 tonnes of steel pipe, about 87% of which was made from recycled steel
- In 2017, we purchased about C$11.6 billion of goods and services from about 19,000 suppliers; about 44% of this total was spent on Canadian suppliers, and 56% was spent on U.S. suppliers
Occupational Health and Safety
- Our 2018 rate of 0.69 recordable injuries per 200,000 employee hours worked, and 0.55 recordable injuries per 200,000 contractor hours worked, both continue our four-year improvement trend in Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF), and remain below the industry average