CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 29, 2014) - Enbridge (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) today announced that it will construct additional facilities at its Sunday Creek Terminal, located in the Christina Lake area of northern Alberta, to support production growth from the Christina Lake oil sands project operated by Cenovus Energy and jointly owned with ConocoPhillips.
The estimated cost for the expansion is approximately $0.2 billion with a targeted in-service date of Q3 2015. The expansion includes development of a new site adjacent to the existing terminal, construction of a new 350,000 barrel tank with associated piping, pumps and measurement equipment, as well as civil work for a future tank. The existing Sunday Creek Terminal was put into service in August 2011.
"We are pleased to move forward in supporting the planned production growth from the Christina Lake project," said Guy Jarvis, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Liquids Pipelines. "This expansion furthers Enbridge's plans to bring incremental volume from projects in the region to the Athabasca Twin pipeline."
Enbridge will recover all of its invested capital as well as a return on equity through a long-term agreement for the project.
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 1,700 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 2013. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
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