Enbridge Inc.
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Enbridge Inc.

February 22, 2008 16:54 ET

Enbridge Receives NEB Approval on Alberta Clipper Expansion Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2008) - Enbridge Inc (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) announced today that the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved Enbridge's application for the Alberta Clipper Expansion Project. The company is reviewing the details of this decision.

Alberta Clipper involves the construction of a new 36-inch diameter, 1,607-kilometre (1,000-mile) crude oil pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin. Pending U.S. regulatory approvals the pipeline is scheduled to be in service in mid-2010. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 450,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) and allow for expansions to increase capacity up to 800,000 bpd. Alberta Clipper will be integrated with, and form part of, the existing Enbridge system in Canada and the Enbridge Energy Partners' Lakehead system in the United States.

"Today's decision marks another significant step for Enbridge in providing our customers with strategic alternatives for the marketing of Canadian crude," said Patrick D. Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Enbridge Inc. "The Alberta Clipper pipeline is the largest expansion project in Enbridge's history and demonstrates our commitment to accelerating energy delivery throughout North America. Together with our Southern Access project, Alberta Clipper will ultimately deliver an incremental 1.2 million barrels-per-day from Alberta to Eastern Canadian markets and U.S. refineries throughout the Midwest, the mid-continent and the U.S. Gulf Coast."

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 international operations and 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 5,500 people, primarily in Canada, the U.S. and South America. 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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