Enbridge to Provide Additional Facilities at Athabasca

Enbridge to Provide Additional Facilities at Athabasca Terminal for
Suncor 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/27/12 -- Enbridge Inc.
(TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) announced today that it has entered into an
agreement with Suncor Energy Oil Sands Limited Partnership (Suncor)
to expand the existing infrastructure at the Enbridge Athabasca
Terminal to accommodate the incremental bitumen volumes from Suncor's
Firebag 3 and 4 developments. The approximately $150 million
expansion is expected to be in-service in the second quarter 2013. 
Enbridge will construct a new 350,000 barrel tank as well as
additional infrastructure including new booster pumps, meters and
modifications to existing piping and manifolds. To meet Suncor's
required in-service date, Enbridge began construction in July 2011.  
Suncor has agreed to underpin Enbridge's investment in these
facilities through a long-term Services Agreement, during which
Enbridge recovers all operating costs, a return on equity and all of
its invested capital.  
"We're pleased to further strengthen our relationship with Suncor by
delivering timely and innovative terminalling and transportation
services," said Steve Wuori, President, Liquids Pipelines and Major
Projects, Enbridge Inc.  
Enbridge's Regional Oil Sands System At-a-Glance:  
Enbridge is the leading pipeline operator in the Fort McMurray to
Edmonton/Hardisty corridor and well positioned to tie-in new oil sand
developments to mainline pipelines and increase capacity for current
customers. Enbridge's Regional Oil Sands Infrastructure includes the
Athabasca and Waupisoo pipeline systems, which currently connect six
producing oil sands projects, and which, through commercially secured
expansions, will connect eight producing oil sands projects by 2014.
A map is available at www.enbridge.com. 
Athabasca Pipeline: 


 
--  540-kilometre (335-mile) pipeline in operation since March 1999 
--  Annual capacity of up to 570,000 barrels per day of crude oil (depending
    on crude viscosity) from the Athabasca and Cold Lake regions of Alberta,
    south to Hardisty, Alberta 
--  Enbridge Athabasca has a new crude oil pipeline expansion project
    currently underway called the Athabasca Pipeline Twinning Project that,
    once completed, will provide transportation service for increased oil
    production in the Kirby Lake area.

 
Waupisoo Pipeline:  


 
--  385-kilometre (237-mile) pipeline system in operation since June 2008 
--  Annual capacity of up to 600,000 bpd of crude oil (depending on crude
    viscosity) from Enbridge's Cheecham Terminal to Edmonton 

 
Tankage: 


 
--  Largest operator of contract storage facilities at the Hardisty hub with
    the 3.1 million barrel Hardisty Caverns storage facility, plus the 7.5
    million barrel Hardisty Contract Terminal surface storage facility  
--  More than 4.4 million barrels of operational storage associated with the
    Waupisoo and Athabasca pipelines and laterals

 
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 more than 10,000 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 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. 
Contacts:
Enbridge Inc.
Graham White
Media
(403) 508-6563 or Toll Free: (888) 992-0997
graham.white@enbridge.com 
Enbridge Inc.
Jody Balko
Investment Community
(403) 231-5720
jody.balko@enbridge.com
www.enbridge.com
 
 
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