Enbridge Inc.
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NYSE : ENB

Enbridge Inc.

March 17, 2009 17:45 ET

Enbridge Closes Sale of Colombian Pipeline

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) announced today that the sale of its 24.7% stake in the OCENSA pipeline to Ecopetrol, the Colombian national oil company, has closed. Net proceeds from the sale are approximately US$400 million and Enbridge anticipates it will receive after-tax proceeds of approximately CDN$535 million.

Proceeds from the sale of this interest will be applied toward funding Enbridge's extensive list of expansion projects in its core North American crude oil pipeline business.

About Enbridge

Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, is a leader in energy transportation and distribution in North America and internationally. 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. 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 Stock Exchange in Canada and on the New York Stock Exchange in the U.S. under the symbol ENB. Information about Enbridge is available on the Company's web site at www.enbridge.com.

Certain information provided in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate", "expect", "project", "estimate", "forecast" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Although Enbridge believes that these statements are based on information and assumptions which are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are necessarily subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties pertaining to operating performance, regulatory parameters, weather, economic conditions and commodity prices. You can find a discussion of those risks and uncertainties in our Canadian securities filings and American SEC filings. While Enbridge makes these forward-looking statements in good faith, should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Enbridge assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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