Enbridge’s extensive infrastructure in the Bakken region makes it ideally situated to accommodate both current and planned growth.
The North Dakota system, including the Bakken Expansion Pipeline, gathers crude oil from points in North Dakota for delivery to the Enbridge Mainline, which in turn provides access to multiple refineries in the U.S. Midwest, Gulf Coast and Eastern Canada. The current annual average system capacity out of the North Dakota Bakken is approximately 360,000 bpd.
In February 2017, Enbridge and Marathon finalized an agreement to acquire a 49% equity interest in the holding company that owns 75% of the Bakken Pipeline System. The Bakken Pipeline System consists of both the Dakota Access Pipeline, which delivers Bakken production to the Patoka, Illinois hub, and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline, which provides access to the USGC market. Enbridge is evaluating synergies between its existing network and the Bakken Pipeline System to provide increased optionality and enhanced market access for producers and shippers in the Bakken region.