Enbridge Inc.

Enbridge Inc.

November 09, 2011 07:00 ET

Enbridge Reports Third Quarter Adjusted Earnings of $241 Million or $0.32 Per Common Share

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2011) -


(all financial figures are unaudited and in Canadian dollars)

--  Third quarter earnings were $4 million after unrealized non-cash mark-
    to-market accounting impacts; year-to-date earnings were $656 million,
    or $0.87 per common share 

--  Third quarter and nine month adjusted earnings were $241 million, or
    $0.32 per common share, and $835 million, or $1.11 per common share,

--  $1.2 billion project to twin Athabasca Pipeline to add capacity for
    growing oil sands production 

--  Expansion of the Partnership's Line 5 and reversal of a segment of the
    Company's Line 9 to expand access to eastern markets for western crude

--  $1.1 billion investment in Cabin Gas Plant Development marks entry into
    Canadian midstream natural gas 

--  Montana Alberta Tie Line Project marks entry into power transmission

--  Renewable energy infrastructure platform grows with $0.3 billion
    investment in the Lac Alfred Wind Project in Quebec 

--  $1.2 billion transfer of renewable assets to Enbridge Income Fund
    provides an attractive source of capital 

Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) - "Enbridge's performance through the third quarter of 2011 continues to reflect strong growth and we are now trending to finish the year near or slightly above the top end of our adjusted earnings per share guidance range of $1.38 to $1.48," said Patrick D. Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Over the quarter, and year-to-date, we have also experienced significant cash flow growth that is strengthening our already solid financial position. This higher cash flow is being generated by the large suite of energy infrastructure projects that we have completed and placed into service over the last year; and there is more to come.

"Based on the $10 billion of growth projects we have secured and that are underway, coupled with the very large suite of growth opportunities, we remain confident of delivering a 10% average annual growth rate in adjusted earnings per share into the middle of this decade."

Third quarter 2011 results reflected unrealized non-cash mark-to-market accounting impacts, primarily related to the comprehensive long-term economic hedging program Enbridge has put in place to mitigate exposures to foreign exchange risks, including those exposures inherent within the new Competitive Toll Settlement (CTS). These kinds of short-term non-cash impacts to reported earnings are a by-product of Enbridge's hedging program, which over the long-term will support the Company's reliable cash flows and dividend growth.

Over the third quarter and beginning of the fourth quarter, Enbridge announced several growth projects in its liquids pipelines and gas transportation and processing businesses, as well as developments in renewable energy and power transmission.

In the oil sands region, the twinning of the Athabasca Pipeline, announced in early September, is designed to accommodate the need for additional capacity to serve Kirby area oil sands growth. At an estimated cost of $1.2 billion, the twin pipeline will have an initial capacity of approximately 450,000 barrels per day (bpd), with expansion potential to 800,000 bpd.

Expansion of Enbridge Energy Partners L.P.'s (EEP or the Partnership) Line 5 and reversal of the segment of Enbridge's Line 9 from Sarnia to Westover, announced in early October, will provide increased access to refineries in the U.S. upper midwest and in Ontario, Canada for light crude oil produced in western Canada and the U.S.

The Wrangler Pipeline, announced in late September, is a proposed joint venture project with Enterprise Products Partners that would transport crude oil from the oversupplied hub at Cushing, Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf Coast refining complex. Enbridge is also developing the Flanagan South Project proposal that would add additional capacity from its terminal at Flanagan, Illinois to Cushing.

During the quarter, Enbridge filed with the National Energy Board commercial agreements which set terms for long-term service on both the proposed Northern Gateway crude oil export pipeline and the condensate import pipeline. "Commercial support for the project from both Canadian oil producers and Asian markets reinforces the international importance of the project to Canada - facilitating access to world markets and international pricing for Canada's most valuable non-renewable resource," said Mr. Daniel.

In early October, Enbridge announced a substantial initial step in the execution of its strategy to establish a strong position in the Canadian Midstream natural gas business with the acquisition of a majority interest in the Cabin Gas Plant Development for approximately $900 million. Enbridge subsequently acquired an additional 13.3% interest in the development in early November, bringing its total interest to 71.0% and its investment to approximately $1.1 billion.

"Midstream gas infrastructure in western Canada is an area of excellent growth potential given the positive gas and natural gas liquids fundamentals. Our investment in the Cabin Gas Plant Development establishes our presence in the prolific Horn River natural gas play," said Mr. Daniel. "Phases 1 and 2 of Cabin are expected to generate an attractive, low-risk return and align very well with Enbridge's reliable business model. The investment also comes with growth potential from future development of phases 3 through 6."

Enbridge's power generation and new transmission business also marked milestones in the quarter. In September, Enbridge celebrated the opening of the Company's first U.S. wind project, the 250-megawatt Cedar Point project, ahead of schedule and under budget. In early October, Enbridge completed the acquisition of the Montana-Alberta Tie-Line (MATL) project.

"Power transmission represents an attractive opportunity for Enbridge with strong industry fundamentals and growth potential and the acquisition of the Montana-Alberta Tie-Line project is an excellent entry point," said Mr. Daniel. "The MATL project has great fundamentals in terms of the Montana to Alberta power price differential, is fully contracted and has low cost expansion potential. We plan to build on this initial base to continue to grow within the power transmission sector."

The announcement in early November of Enbridge's investment in the Lac Alfred Wind Project in Quebec grew the Company's interests in renewable and alternative generating capacity by more than 1,150 megawatts. "The Lac Alfred project marks Enbridge's entry into the growing Quebec wind energy market and advances our strategy to invest in renewable energy infrastructure as part of a sustainable power generation platform with sold returns, stable cash flow and environmental benefits," said Mr. Daniel.

In October, Enbridge transferred a portfolio of renewable energy assets to Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $1.2 billion. The transfer enhanced the distributable cash flow of the Fund while providing Enbridge with a lower cost source of capital with which to fund these assets.

Mr. Daniel said the Company's future outlook continues to be encouraging.

"We have a much bigger and more broadly based suite of opportunities before us than the Company has ever had before," noted Mr. Daniel. "We have a record slate of liquids pipeline growth opportunities, a very buoyant gas pipeline and processing picture largely driven by shale gas plays, continuing opportunities to grow our renewable and alternative energy portfolio and excellent momentum within the power transmission sector.

"Underpinning our growth story is a strong balance sheet and financial flexibility that enables us to capture these opportunities, together with an uncompromising focus on operational safety and integrity across all of our operations and assets."


For more information on Enbridge's growth projects and operating results, please see the Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) which is filed on SEDAR and EDGAR and also available on the Company's website at www.enbridge.com/InvestorRelations.aspx.

--  Earnings of $4 million for the third quarter of 2011 have decreased
    compared with the third quarter of 2010 substantially due to the
    recognition of net unrealized fair value losses on financial
    derivatives, primarily used to manage long-term exposures to foreign
    exchange risks, including those inherent within the Competitive Toll
    Settlement (CTS) which took effect July 1, 2011. 

--  After adjusting earnings for non-recurring or non-operating items,
    including a charge, net of insurance recoveries, of $8 million
    associated with the Line 6B crude oil release and unrealized derivative
    fair value gains and losses, third quarter 2011 adjusted earnings were
    $241 million compared with $196 million in the prior year comparative
    period. Adjusted earnings were positively impacted by earnings growth on
    the Canadian Mainline and the Regional Oil Sands System, as well as
    strong contributions from Energy Services resulting from improved margin
    opportunities in crude oil marketing. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
    (EEP) also made a positive contribution to adjusted earnings relative to
    the prior period as a result of higher volumes in the natural gas
    business, as well as the impact of new assets placed into service and
    the Elk City System acquired in September 2010. 

--  On November 3, 2011, Enbridge announced agreement with EDF EN Canada
    Inc. under which Enbridge will invest approximately $0.3 billion to
    acquire a 50% interest in and become co-owner of the 300-megawatt (MW)
    Lac Alfred Wind Project. The project, located 400 kilometres (250 miles)
    northeast of Quebec City in Quebec's Bas-Saint-Laurent region, will
    consist of 150 wind turbines. Construction will be completed under a
    fixed price, turnkey, engineering, procurement and construction
    agreement and will take place in two phases: Phase 1, which began in
    June 2011, is expected to be completed in December 2012; while Phase 2
    is expected to be completed in December 2013. Hydro-Quebec will purchase
    the power under a 20-year power purchase agreement and will construct
    the 30-kilometre transmission line to connect the Lac Alfred Wind
    Project to the grid under an interconnection agreement. 

--  In October 2011, the Company announced it reached agreement with Encana
    Corporation, on behalf of certain co-owners of the Cabin Gas Plant
    Development (Cabin), whereby Enbridge will become the majority owner in
    the development located 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of Fort
    Nelson, British Columbia in the Horn River Basin. Under the terms of the
    Asset Purchase and Sale agreement, Enbridge will acquire a 57.7%
    interest in phases 1 and 2 of Cabin which together will be capable of
    processing 800 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d) of natural gas.

    Phase 1 of the development will have 400 mmcf/d of natural gas
    processing capacity. The plant is currently under construction and is
    expected to be in-service in the third quarter of 2012. Phase 2 will add
    an additional 400 mmcf/d of capacity and has been sanctioned by the
    producers and received regulatory approval. Phase 2 is expected to be
    ready for service in the third quarter of 2014. Capacity for both phases
    1 and 2 has been fully subscribed by Horn River producers. Horn River
    producers can request the Company to expand Cabin up to an additional
    four phases.

    On November 2, 2011, the Company announced it had reached agreement to
    acquire an additional interest in Cabin, increasing Enbridge's ownership
    interest to 71.0%. Upon completion of phases 1 and 2, the Company's
    total investment is expected to be approximately $1.1 billion. 

--  On October 28, 2011, EEP announced the Bakken Access Program, a series
    of projects totaling approximately US$0.1 billion, which represents an
    upstream expansion that will further complement its Bakken expansion.
    This expansion program will enhance gathering capabilities on the North
    Dakota System by 100,000 bpd. The program, which involves increasing
    pipeline capacities, construction of additional storage tanks and the
    addition of truck access facilities at multiple locations in western
    North Dakota, is expected to be in service by early 2013. 

--  On October 21, 2011, Enbridge completed the transfer of the Ontario
    Wind, Sarnia Solar and Talbot Wind energy projects to Enbridge Income
    Fund (the Fund) for an aggregate price of $1.2 billion. The transaction
    was financed by the Fund through a combination of debt and equity,
    including the issuance of additional ordinary trust units of the Fund to
    both Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. and Enbridge. Enbridge's overall
    economic interest in the Fund was reduced from 72% to 69% upon
    completion of the transaction and associated financing. 

--  On October 13, 2011, Enbridge announced the acquisition of all
    outstanding common shares of Tonbridge Power Inc. (Tonbridge) for $20
    million. Enbridge repaid approximately $50 million of debt incurred by
    Tonbridge in the development of the Montana-Alberta Tie-Line (MATL)
    project and will also inject further funding to complete the first 300-
    MW phase of MATL, as well as an expansion to 550-MW. The total expected
    cost to complete both phases of MATL is approximately $0.3 billion, of
    which approximately half is being funded through a 30-year loan from the
    Western Area Power Administration of the United States Department of

    The MATL project is a 345-kilometre (215-mile) transmission line
    from Great Falls, Montana to Lethbridge, Alberta, designed to take
    advantage of growing supply of electric power in Montana and the buoyant
    power demand in Alberta. Required permits for the first phase of MATL
    have been obtained and the project has secured long-term, take-or-pay
    contracts for the system's entire initial northbound capacity, with in-
    service expected in mid-2012. 

--  On October 3, 2011, Enbridge and EEP announced two projects that will
    provide increased access to refineries in the United States upper mid-
    west and in Ontario for light crude oil produced in western Canada and
    the United States. The project involves the expansion of EEP's Line 5
    light crude oil line between Superior, Wisconsin and Sarnia, Ontario by
    50,000 barrels per day (bpd), at a total cost of approximately $0.1
    billion. Complementing the Line 5 expansion, Enbridge plans on reversing
    a portion of Line 9 in western Ontario to permit crude oil movements
    eastbound from Sarnia as far as Westover, Ontario at a cost of
    approximately $20 million. Subject to regulatory approvals, both
    projects are expected to be in service in late 2012. 

--  On September 30, 2011, Enbridge completed a $500 million public offering
    of cumulative redeemable Preferred Shares, Series B. The proceeds will
    be used for capital expenditures, to repay indebtedness and for other
    general corporate purposes. 

--  On September 29, 2011, Enbridge and Enterprise Product Partners, L.P.
    (Enterprise) announced plans to develop a new pipeline to transport
    crude oil from Enbridge's Cushing, Oklahoma facility to the Texas Gulf
    Coast refining complex. The 800-kilometre (500-mile) 36-inch diameter
    Wrangler Pipeline would have an initial capacity of up to 800,000 bpd
    and a target in-service date of mid-2013. An Open Season for the project
    began in October 2011. 

--  On September 27, 2011, Alliance Pipeline US announced plans to develop a
    natural gas pipeline lateral and associated facilities to connect
    production from the Hess Tioga field processing plant in the Bakken
    region of North Dakota to the Alliance mainline near Sherwood, North
    Dakota. Alliance US has executed a precedent agreement with Hess
    Corporation (Hess) as an anchor shipper on the Tioga Lateral Pipeline.
    Aux Sable Liquids Products and Hess have reached a concurrent agreement
    for the provision of natural gas liquids (NGL) services. The 124-
    kilometre (77-mile) Tioga Lateral Pipeline will facilitate movement of
    high-energy, liquids-rich natural gas to NGL processing facilities owned
    by Aux Sable at the terminus of the Alliance mainline system. The
    pipeline will have an initial design capacity of approximately 120
    mmcf/d, which can be expanded based on shipper demand. Subject to
    regulatory and other required approvals, the pipeline is expected to be
    in service by the third quarter of 2013. 

--  On September 12, 2011, Enbridge announced plans to twin the southern
    section of its Athabasca Pipeline from Kirby Lake, Alberta to the
    Hardisty, Alberta crude oil hub to accommodate the need for additional
    capacity to serve Kirby Lake area expected oil sands growth. The
    twinning project, at an estimated cost of approximately $1.2 billion,
    will include 345 kilometres (210 miles) of 36-inch pipeline within the
    existing Athabasca Pipeline right-of-way. The initial capacity of the
    twin pipeline will be approximately 450,000 bpd, with expansion
    potential to 800,000 bpd. Subject to regulatory and other approvals, the
    line is expected to be capable of accepting initial volumes by early
    2015, with full capacity available by 2016. 

--  On September 6, 2011, EEP announced a joint venture with Enterprise and
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to design and construct a new NGL
    pipeline, as well as two new NGL gathering systems which EEP will build
    and operate. EEP will invest approximately US$0.4 billion in the Texas
    Express Pipeline (TEP), which will originate in Skellytown, Texas and
    extend approximately 935 kilometres (580 miles) to NGL fractionation and
    storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. TEP will have an initial
    capacity of approximately 280,000 bpd and will be expandable to
    approximately 400,000 bpd. One of the new NGL gathering systems will
    connect TEP to natural gas processing plants in the Anadarko/Granite
    Wash production area located in the Texas Panhandle and western
    Oklahoma; the second will connect TEP to central Texas, Barnett Shale
    processing plants. Subject to regulatory approvals, the pipeline and
    portions of the gathering systems are expected to begin service in the
    second quarter of 2013. 

--  On August 24, 2011, Enbridge announced that Enbridge Northern Gateway
    Pipelines had filed with the National Energy Board commercial agreements
    for committed long-term service on both the proposed crude oil export
    pipeline and the condensate import pipeline. After negotiations with
    Canadian producers and Asian markets, the parties, who remain
    confidential, have agreed on commercial terms relating to the long-term
    use of the facilities. 

--  On August 8, 2011, EEP announced plans to construct an additional
    processing plant and other facilities on its Anadarko system at an
    approximate cost of US$0.2 billion. The Ajax Plant, with a planned
    capacity of 150 mmcf/d, is expected to be in service in early 2013. 


On October 28, 2011, the Enbridge Board of Directors declared quarterly dividends of $0.245 per common share and $0.34375 per Series A Preferred Share. Both dividends are payable on December 1, 2011 to shareholders of record on November 15, 2011.


Enbridge will hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Mountain Time) to discuss the third quarter 2011 results. Analysts, members of the media and other interested parties can access the call at +857-350-1666 or toll-free at 1-866-804-6920 using the access code of 74708687. The call will be audio webcast live at www.enbridge.com/InvestorRelations/Events.aspx. A webcast replay and podcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the event and a transcript will be posted to the website within 24 hours. The replay at toll-free 1-888-286-8010 or +617-801-6888 (access code 54567900) will be available until November 16, 2011.

The conference call will begin with a presentation by the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer followed by a question and answer period for investment analysts. A question and answer period for members of the media will immediately follow.

The unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A, which contain additional notes and disclosures, are available on the Enbridge website at www.enbridge.com/InvestorRelations.aspx.

Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, is a North American leader in delivering energy and one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. 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 6,400 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and is ranked as one of Canada's Greenest Employers and one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in Canada. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.

Forward-Looking Information

Forward-looking information, or forward-looking statements, have been included in this news release to provide the Company's shareholders and potential investors with information about the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including management's assessment of Enbridge's and its subsidiaries' future plans and operations. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "expect", "project", "estimate", "forecast", "plan", "intend", "target", "believe" and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information or statements included or incorporated by reference in this document include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: expected earnings or adjusted earnings; expected earnings or adjusted earnings per share; expected costs related to projects under construction; expected in-service dates for projects under construction; expected capital expenditures; estimated future dividends; and expected costs related to leak remediation and potential insurance recoveries.

Although Enbridge believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information available on the date such statements are made and processes used to prepare the information, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and readers are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements involve a variety of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Material assumptions include assumptions about: the expected supply and demand for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids; prices of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids; expected exchange rates; inflation; interest rates; the availability and price of labour and pipeline construction materials; operational reliability; customer project approvals; maintenance of support and regulatory approvals for the Company's projects; anticipated in-service dates; and weather. Assumptions regarding the expected supply and demand of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, and the prices of these commodities, are material to and underlie all forward-looking statements. These factors are relevant to all forward-looking statements as they may impact current and future levels of demand for the Company's services. Similarly, exchange rates, inflation and interest rates impact the economies and business environments in which the Company operates, may impact levels of demand for the Company's services and cost of inputs, and are therefore inherent in all forward-looking statements. Due to the interdependencies and correlation of these macroeconomic factors, the impact of any one assumption on a forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty, particularly with respect to expected earnings or adjusted earnings and associated per share amounts, or estimated future dividends. The most relevant assumptions associated with forward-looking statements on projects under construction, including estimated in-service dates, and expected capital expenditures include: the availability and price of labour and pipeline construction materials; the effects of inflation and foreign exchange rates on labour and material costs; the effects of interest rates on borrowing costs; and the impact of weather and customer and regulatory approvals on construction schedules.

Enbridge's forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties pertaining to operating performance, regulatory parameters, project approval and support, weather, economic and competitive conditions, exchange rates, interest rates, commodity prices and supply and demand for commodities, including but not limited to those risks and uncertainties discussed in this news release and in the Company's other filings with Canadian and United States securities regulators. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as these are interdependent and Enbridge's future course of action depends on management's assessment of all information available at the relevant time. Except to the extent required by law, Enbridge assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made in this news release or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to Enbridge or persons acting on the Company's behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

Non-GAAP Measures

This news release contains references to adjusted earnings/(loss), which represent earnings or loss attributable to common shareholders adjusted for non-recurring or non-operating factors on both a consolidated and segmented basis. These factors are reconciled and discussed in the financial results sections for the affected business segments. Management believes that the presentation of adjusted earnings/(loss) provides useful information to investors and shareholders as it provides increased transparency and predictive value. Management uses adjusted earnings/(loss) to set targets, assess performance of the Company and set the Company's dividend payout target. Adjusted earnings/(loss) and adjusted earnings/(loss) for each of the segments are not measures that have a standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (Canadian GAAP) and are not considered GAAP measures; therefore, these measures may not be comparable with similar measures presented by other issuers.

                                   Three months ended     Nine months ended 
                                        September 30,         September 30, 
                                      2011       2010       2011       2010 
(unaudited; millions of Canadian                                            
 dollars, except per share                                                  
Earnings attributable to common                                             
 Liquids Pipelines                     (31)       128        302        395 
 Gas Distribution                       (2)        (5)       142         95 
 Gas Pipelines, Processing and                                              
  Energy Services                       51         19        136         89 
 Sponsored Investments                  63        (28)       185         81 
 Corporate                             (77)        43       (109)       (23)
                                         4        157        656        637 
 Earnings per common share(1)         0.01       0.21       0.87       0.86 
 Diluted earnings per common                                                
  share(1)                            0.01       0.21       0.86       0.85 
Adjusted earnings(2)                                                        
 Liquids Pipelines                     150        128        410        395 
 Gas Distribution                       (2)        (5)       129        113 
 Gas Pipelines, Processing and                                              
  Energy Services                       39         31        122         92 
 Sponsored Investments                  63         59        175        161 
 Corporate                              (9)       (17)        (1)       (15)
                                       241        196        835        746 
Adjusted earnings per common                                                
 share(1)                             0.32       0.26       1.11       1.01 
Cash flow data                                                              
 Cash provided by operating                                                 
  activities                           719        319      2,251      1,476 
 Cash used in investing                                                     
  activities                          (751)      (741)    (1,838)    (1,928)
 Cash provided by/(used in)                                                 
  financing activities                 289        490        (89)       597 
 Common share dividends declared       191        163        569        485 
 Dividends paid per common                                                  
  share(1)                           0.245     0.2125      0.735     0.6375 
Shares outstanding (millions)                                               
 Weighted average common shares                                             
  outstanding(1)                       750        743        751        739 
 Diluted weighted average common                                            
  shares outstanding(1)                761        751        760        746 
Operating data                                                              
Liquids Pipelines - Average                                                 
 deliveries (thousands of                                                   
 barrels per day)                                                           
 Canadian Mainline(3)                2,337      2,178      2,243      2,141 
 Regional Oil Sands System(4)          345        307        322        279 
 Spearhead Pipeline                     56        142         91        139 
Gas Distribution - Enbridge Gas                                             
 Volumes (billions of cubic                                                 
  feet)                                 43         45        311        277 
 Number of active customers                                                 
  (thousands)(5)                     1,973      1,942      1,973      1,942 
 Heating degree days(6)                                                     
  Actual                                55         79      2,506      2,151 
  Forecast based on normal                                                  
   weather                              82         83      2,379      2,336 
Gas Pipelines, Processing and                                               
 Energy Services - Average                                                  
 throughput volume (millions of                                             
 cubic feet per day)                                                        
  Alliance Pipeline US               1,495      1,551      1,562      1,604 
  Vector Pipeline                    1,359      1,329      1,500      1,399 
  Enbridge Offshore Pipelines        1,509      1,998      1,664      1,983 

(1) Comparative amounts were restated to reflect two-for-one stock split which was effective May 25, 2011.

(2) Adjusted earnings represent earnings attributable to common shareholders adjusted for non-recurring or non-operating factors. Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per common share are non-GAAP measures that do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP.

(3) Canadian Mainline includes deliveries in Western Canada and to the Lakehead System at the United States border as well as Line 8 and Line 9 in Eastern Canada.

(4) Volumes are for the Athabasca mainline and Waupisoo Pipeline and exclude laterals on the Regional Oil Sands System.

(5) Number of active customers is the number of natural gas consuming Enbridge Gas Distribution customers at the end of the period.

(6) Heating degree days is a measure of coldness that is indicative of volumetric requirements for natural gas utilized for heating purposes in Enbridge Gas Distribution's franchise area. It is calculated by accumulating, for the fiscal period, the total number of degrees each day by which the daily mean temperature falls below 18 degrees Celsius. The figures given are those accumulated in the Greater Toronto Area.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information. Significant related assumptions and risk factors are described under the Forward-Looking Information section of this news release.

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