Enbridge Quick Facts
Established in 1949, Enbridge is North America’s leading 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 more than 12,000 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 via our Mainline and Express networks
- We transport about 25% of the crude oil produced in North America
- We transport about 65% of U.S.-bound Canadian production
- We account for 40% 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 20% of all natural gas consumed in the United States
- We transport about 18.2 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: Gas Distribution and Storage
- We are Canada’s largest natural gas utility, serving about 15 million people in Ontario and Quebec through 3.8 million meter connections
- 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 52,505 miles (84,500 km) of gas transportation and distribution mainlines, and 41,631 miles (67,000 km) of service lines, in Ontario
- Quebec-based Enbridge affiliate Gazifère operates 1,069 miles (1,720 km) of gas distribution mainlines and service lines
- We have about 281 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of net working storage through our operations in southwest Ontario
Renewable Energy and Power Generation
- We’ve committed more than C$7.3 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 5,082 megawatts (MW) gross, or 2,075 MW net, of zero-emission energy
- Our renewable projects generate enough green energy to meet the electricity needs of 939,055 homes, based on net generation figures for projects in operation or under construction
- In 2020, we invested about US$19.3 million (about C$25.1 million) on community-strengthening initiatives across North America aligned to our three focus areas (health and safety, environment and community)
- In 2020, we invested about US$2.2 million (C$2.8 million) through our Safe Community First Responder Program; since its establishment in 2002, we've invested US$14.2 million (C$18.6 million) in first response organizations across North America
- In 2020, our various employee-led United Way campaigns raised about US$4.9 million (C$6.4 million) in fundraising events, employee pledges and matching corporate contributions
- During 2020, Enbridge made a deliberate effort to advance our community investment dollars to respond and provide relief to the most vulnerable among us in the face of COVID-19. We worked closely with our community partners to identify where resources were needed most—including food banks, social service agencies, mental health organizations and first responders—and these donations totaled more than US$5.2 million (C$6.7 million)
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- In 2020, we staged 186 drills, exercises and equipment deployment events, in all regions where we operate, to test and sharpen our emergency preparedness
- Through 2020, 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
- Enbridge generated C$369 million in Indigenous economic opportunities in 2020, including direct and indirect contracting opportunities and wages paid to Indigenous workers
- As part of the Line 3 replacement in Minnesota, as of spring 2021, about 6% (562 workers) of the project workforce are Tribal members, and we’ve spent US$250 million to datewith Tribal businesses and on Tribal wages. 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 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.
- In the course of our projects and operations, we regularly deal with more than 300 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$1.51 billion (C$2 billion) in 2020 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 2020, compared with 7 in 2019
- We spilled 943 barrels of crude oil (all but 63 of them inside our own facilities) in 2020, from a delivery total of more than 3.77 billion (3,772,414,115) barrels, for a safe delivery record of 99.999975%
- Over the past decade, from 2011 through 2020 inclusive, we've transported more than 29.5 billion (29,576,348,973) barrels of oil, with a safe delivery record of 99.99989%
- We completed 107,739 pipeline inspections on our liquids and natural gas pipelines and distribution networks in 2020
- We carried out 464 inline inspections in 2020 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- We carried out 1,875 preventative maintenance digs in 2020 across our liquids and natural gas systems
- In 2020, Enbridge Gas Inc. conducted leak surveys on 23,644 kilometers (14,691 miles) of distribution mains in Ontario and Quebec, and surveyed 906,638 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 the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North American index
- 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 seven times, most recently in 2021
- 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
- Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, announced in November 2020, represent the next stage of our evolution as an ESG leader. As part of our ESG goals announcement, we've committed to achieving company-wide, net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, and reducing the intensity of GHG emissions from our operations by 35% by 2030.
- 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.
Supply Chain Management
- In 2020, we purchased about C$8 billion in goods and services from about 10,000 suppliers; this total was spent equally in the U.S. and Canada, with about 50% spent on suppliers in each country
- In 2020, we purchased more than 12,400 tonnes of steel pipe, about 61% of which was made from recycled steel
Occupational Health and Safety
- Our 2020 rate of 0.70 recordable injuries per 200,000 employee hours worked remained below the industry average for Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF), while our2020 rate of 0.48 recordable injuries per 200,000 contractor hours worked continued our multi-year TRIF improvement trend