CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 2014) - Enbridge Inc., (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) safely shut down and isolated its Line 4 pipeline at the Regina Terminal in Saskatchewan at approximately 10:55 p.m. MST yesterday, after a release from the line within the on-site pumping station was reported and confirmed.
There are no impacts to the public, wildlife or waterways. Nearby residents and businesses may detect a faint odour. Air monitoring is being conducted and levels are well within safety limits. Enbridge first responders with clean-up and response equipment are on-site and expect the cleanup of free product to be completed tomorrow.
Immediately upon Enbridge's confirmation of the release, the pipeline and pumping station were shut down. Assessments have confirmed that the release occurred entirely within the facility, and that all product is contained on-site in designated catchment areas. All regulatory, municipal and provincial officials have been notified.
Initial estimates place the volume of the release at approximately 1,350 barrels (subject to change).
A complete investigation into the incident is being conducted. We are committed to the goal of reaching zero spills and will thoroughly investigate the incident for lessons learned. At this time there is no estimate for the re-start of Line 4. Enbridge has notified shipper clients and will work with them to mitigate any impacts to deliveries.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian Company, is a North American leader in delivering energy and has been included on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking for the past six years. 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 significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. 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. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in more than 1,800 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy and geothermal. Enbridge employs more than 10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.