Enbridge Energy Partners and Enbridge Income Fund Announce Completion of Bakken Pipeline Expansion Project

Enbridge Energy Partners and Enbridge Income Fund Announce Completion of Bakken 
Pipeline Expansion Project 
HOUSTON, TEXAS and CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 --
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EEP) ("Enbridge Partners" or
"the Partnership") and Enbridge Income Fund ("the Fund") announced
today that the Bakken Pipeline Expansion Project ("the Project"),
part of Enbridge's Bakken Expansion Program, is now complete and in
service. The Project, undertaken by the Partnership in the United
States and the Fund in Canada, reversed and expanded an existing
pipeline, running from Berthold, North Dakota, to Steelman,
Saskatchewan, and constructed a new 16-inch pipeline from a new
terminal near Steelman to the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. mainline
terminal near Cromer, Manitoba.  
The Project provides 145,000 barrels per day (bpd) of capacity for
growing production from the Bakken and Three Forks formations located
in Montana, North Dakota, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, of which 25,000
bpd was placed in service during the first quarter of 2012. Once on
the Enbridge mainline, Bakken production will have access to the
multiple markets accessible from the mainline and connected pipeline
systems. Firm commitments totaling 100,000 bpd have been received
from anchor shippers. 
"We are pleased to bring this project into service on schedule and
under budget," said Mark Maki, President of the Partnership. "By
leveraging our extensive existing operations in the area, we were
able to effectively respond to the needs of our customers and provide
economical and attractive transportation takeaway options."  
Production from the Bakken formation in the Williston Basin has grown
from 200,000 bpd to over 700,000 bpd in the last five years with
potential to expand to 1,200,000 bpd or more in the next six years. 
"This is the third expansion project we have undertaken in the last
five years to meet the needs of Saskatchewan producers and enable
growing production from the Bakken region to access key U.S.
markets," said John Whelen, President, Enbridge Income Fund Holdings
Inc. "This latest expansion, which is predominately underwritten by
take or pay contracts, represents another attractive and stable
source of distributable cash flow for the Fund."  
About Enbridge Energy Partners
, L.P. 
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (www.enbridgepartners.com) owns and
operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and natural gas
transportation systems in the United States. Its principal crude oil
system is the largest transporter of growing oil production from
western Canada. The system's deliveries to refining centers and
connected carriers in the United States account for approximately 15
percent of total U.S. oil imports; while deliveries to Ontario,
Canada satisfy approximately 70 percent of refinery demand in that
region. The Partnership's natural gas gathering, treating, processing
and transmission assets, which are principally located onshore in the
active U.S. Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast area, deliver approximately
2.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily. Enbridge Partners is
recognized by Forbes as one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in
America.  
About Enbridge Income Fund  
Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) is an unincorporated, open-ended
trust created to provide a stable and sustainable flow of
distributable cash to unitholders. The Fund, with an enterprise value
of over $5 billion, owns assets that include crude oil gathering
pipelines in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and crude oil storage
terminals and caverns near Hardisty, Alberta, as well as interests in
renewable and alternative power generation assets in Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Ontario with a combined capacity of 524 megawatts
(MW). The Fund also holds a 50% interest in the Canadian segment of
the Alliance Pipeline that transports high-energy natural gas from
northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta to delivery
points near Chicago, Illinois. Public investment in the Fund is
available through Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (the Company).
The Company is a publicly traded corporation that has a 40.8%
economic interest in the Fund. The Company trades on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol "ENF". Further information about
Enbridge Income Fund and Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. is
available at www.enbridgeincomefund.com. 
Contacts:
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
Larry Springer
Media
(713) 821-2253 or Toll Free (877)496-8142
usmedia@enbridge.com 
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.
Sanjay Lad
Investment Community
Toll Free: (866) EEP INFO or (866) 337-4636
eep@enbridgepartners.com
Contacts:
Enbridge Income Fund
Jennifer Varey
Media
(403) 508-6563
jennifer.varey@enbridge.c
om 
Enbridge Income Fund
Teri Majer
Investment Community
(403) 508-3185
teri.majer@enbridge.com
www.enbridgeincomefund.com
 
 
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