Project Snapshot
North Dakota System Expansion Phase 6
Facility Type: Pipeline
Scope: Expansion
Owner: Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
Location: McKenzie County, N.D. to Clearwater County, Minn.  United States
Region: North America
Modified:  September 12, 2008

Project description

The North Dakota System Expansion Phase 6 project plans to increase its capacity in order to relieve the bottleneck effect that shippers are currently experiencing on the current pipeline. Installing certain appropriate upgrades at existing pump station sites will increase the transportation capabilities.

These upgrades should enable EPND to transport 51,600 barrels per day of crude petroleum from the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana to the Enbridge Clearbrook metering facility. The pipeline connects with other pipeline systems that serve destinations in the upper Midwest and eastern Canada.

There are several locations of refining centers throughout the Midwest that connect to the Enbridge Lakehead System and Minnesota Pipeline. Shippers can access most of the major crude oil refinery markets along the Great Lakes and in the Midwest through both current and planned interconnecting pipelines.

According to Enbridge, this expansion is designed to benefit regional crude oil explorers, producers and refiners by helping to relieve a petroleum transportation bottleneck within the region.

Shippers making long-term volume commitments to support the Phase 6 expansion will be given priority transportation service on its entire system once the Phase 6 expansion facilities go into service.

  Key Stats
Pipeline type:
crude oil
161,000 bpd
330-mile crude oil gathering and 620-mile interstate pipeline transportation system
Committed capacity :
10-year commitments for a minimum of 2,000 bpd
In service:
  Related Articles
Enbridge Expands N.D. Crude Oil System
Jan 24, 2008 - Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. the "Partnership'') on Thursday reported that the Phase 5 expansion of its North Dakota crude oil system was recently completed and is now in service.
Enbridge Adding Capacity to N.D. Pipeline System
Oct 29, 2007 - Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. said that it will proceed with another expansion of the Enbridge North Dakota Pipeline System adding up to 51,000 barrels per day (bpd) of capacity, subject to approval by FERC.

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