March 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Enbridge Announces Plans to Hold Open Season for Proposed Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline from Marcellus Shale to Chicago

HOUSTON, TEXAS and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) - Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) today announced it intends to develop a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline from the Marcellus Shale in Southern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia to markets in the Midwestern United States.

The proposed pipeline is currently targeted to deliver into existing NGL infrastructure in the Chicago area including the Aux Sable facility which processes gas from Alliance pipeline and fractionates NGLs from various supply sources. Additional NGL fractionation capacity is available at the plant.

"The Chicago area has substantial markets to accommodate the large volumes of NGLs that are expected to be associated with future Marcellus production. Other NGL markets, including Ontario, can also be accessed from Chicago utilizing existing infrastructure. This proposed pipeline will provide an excellent long term solution for development of this promising play, as it will enable NGL production to grow unconstrained for many years," said Stephen J.J. Letwin, Executive Vice President, Gas Transportation & International, Enbridge Inc.

"Enbridge has extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of NGL fractionation, transportation and marketing. With this proposed pipeline, we are uniquely positioned to help Marcellus producers obtain greater value for their future NGL production" Mr. Letwin said.

Enbridge will develop, construct, own and operate the planned NGL pipeline. The Company is currently evaluating various routing and market alternatives and anticipates moving forward with an open season in the second quarter 2010.

Potential shippers desiring further information should contact:

Troy Rilea

(403) 231-5988

About Enbridge

Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, is a North American leader in delivering energy. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a growing involvement in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses, and is expanding its interests in renewable and green energy technologies including wind and solar energy, hybrid fuel cells and carbon dioxide sequestration. 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 6,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. is an indirect wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Enbridge Inc.

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