• Enbridge’s vision is to be the leading energy delivery company in North America.
  • The company move about 25% of the crude oil produced in North America, we transport nearly 20% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S.
  • Enbridge operates the world’s longest and most complex crude oil and liquids transportation system, with approximately 17,127 miles (27,564 kilometers) of active crude pipeline across North America


Company Overview

Enbridge’s (NYSE:ENB, TSX:ENB) vision is to be the leading energy delivery company in North America. The company deliver the energy people need and want—to heat their homes, to keep their lights on, to keep them mobile and connected.1

The company operate across North America, fueling the economy and people’s quality of life. The company move about 25% of the crude oil produced in North America, the company transport nearly 20% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., and the company operate North America’s third-largest natural gas utility by consumer count. Enbridge was an early investor in renewable energy, and Enbridge has a growing offshore wind portfolio.

Enbridge was named to the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Energy Leaders in 2018; the company were selected to Bloomberg’s 2019 and 2020 Gender Equality Index; and Enbridge has been ranked among the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada for 18 years running, through 2020.

Enbridge Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. Enbridge has a workforce of more than 12,000 people, primarily in the United States and Canada. Enbridge (ENB) is traded on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.

The company work collaboratively every day to provide safe, reliable energy. Enbridge connects energy supply with growing markets in North America through its four core businesses:

  • Liquids pipelines
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Gas distribution and storage
  • Renewable energy



Projects NameTypeStatusCapacityLength
Line 3 Replacement Project (U.S.)Crude oil pipelineProposed760,000 barrels per day1,031 miles (1,660 km)
T-South Reliability and Expansion ProgramNatural gas infrastructurestartup are underwayUp to 190 MMcf/d 
Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind ProjectWind energy projectUnder construction480 MW 
Cameron Extension ProjectNatural gas pipelineUnder construction750,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) 
East-West Tie Transmission Project (EWT)Power transmission lineUnder construction230 kV280 miles (450 km)
Line 3 Replacement Program (Canada)Crude oil and liquids pipelinePlanned390,000 barrels per day665 miles (1,070 km)
Line 3 Replacement Project (U.S.)Crude oil pipelineProposed760,000 barrels per day1,031 miles (1,660 km)
Middlesex Extension ProjectNatural gas pipelineUnder construction264,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) 
PennEast Pipeline ProjectNatural gas pipelineUnder review1.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)118 miles
Ridgeline Expansion Project OpportunityNatural gas pipelineUnder review--
Rio Bravo Pipeline ProjectNatural gas pipelineProposed4.5 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day)-
Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind ProjectWind energy projectUnder construction480 MW-
Spruce Ridge ProgramNatural gas pipelineapprovedUp to 402 MMcf/d-
Three Rivers Interconnection ProjectNatural gas pipelineProposed210,000 MMcf/d-
T-South Reliability and Expansion ProgramNatural gas infrastructurestartup are underwayUp to 190 MMcf/d-
Whitetail Peaking StationNatural gas-fired power generation facilityPlanned186 megawatts-

Business Segments

Crude oil and liquids pipelines

At Enbridge, the company connect people to the energy they need to fuel their quality of life. Enbridge operates the world’s longest and most complex crude oil and liquids transportation system, with approximately 17,127 miles (27,564 kilometers) of active crude pipeline across North America—including 8,627 miles (13,883 km) of active pipe in the United States, and 8,500 miles (13,681 km) of active pipe in Canada.2

  • The company deliver more than 3 million barrels of crude oil and liquids every day via its Mainline and Express networks
  • In 2020, the company delivered more than 3.77 billion (3,772,414,115) barrels of crude, the highest annual total in its history, with a safe delivery record of 99.999975%
  • Over the past decade, from 2011 through 2020 inclusive, we’ve transported more than 29.5 billion (29,576,348,973) barrels of crude, with a safe delivery record of 99.99989%
  • The company transport about 25% of the crude oil produced in North America
  • The company transport about 65% of U.S.-bound Canadian exports
  • The company account for 40% of total U.S. crude oil imports
  • On any single day, Enbridge is the largest single conduit of oil into the U.S. The company move about 85 separate commodities, including more than 10 types of refined products


Natural gas transmission and midstream

Enbridge’s natural gas pipelines connect North America’s most prolific natural gas supply basins to the continent’s largest demand centers—New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Vancouver and Seattle—and to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and Mexico export markets as well.3

Unrivaled in the industry due to its scale, scope and connectivity, Enbridge’s natural gas network moves about 20% of all gas consumed in the U.S. The company's gas transmission and midstream pipelines cover about 23,850 miles (about 38,375 kilometers) in 30 U.S. states, five Canadian provinces and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. They stretch from the far northeast corner of British Columbia to the southern tip of Texas, across to Florida and up into New England and the Atlantic provinces.

The company's natural gas transmission and midstream operations include:

  • The transportation of about 18.2 Bcf/d (billions of cubic feet per day) of natural gas
  • 158.9 Bcf of net working storage

U.S. Transmission

Enbridge moves about 20% of the natural gas consumed in the United States. Enbridge is the largest natural gas supplier to New England, the Southeast and virtually all of Florida. The company's transmission network is also webbed throughout the Gulf Coast. Enbridge is also one of the largest offshore natural gas transporters in the Gulf of Mexico.

Canadian Gas Transmission

Enbridge’s Western Canadian natural gas assets connect one of the most vital and vibrant natural gas supply sources in North America—the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin—with growing North American markets.

DCP Midstream

Headquartered in Denver, DCP Midstream is a 50-50 joint venture between Enbridge and Phillips 66. DCP Midstream is one of the largest producers of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and processors of natural gas in the United States. The DCP network includes 39 owned or operated plants and about 51,000 miles of gathering pipe.

DCP Midstream gathers, compresses, treats, processes, transports, stores, and sells natural gas. DCP Midstream also recovers and sells condensate, and produces, fractionates, transports, stores and sells natural gas liquids.

In 2020, the company had an average NGL throughput of about 660,000 barrels per day, and had a total wellhead volume of 4.6 Bcf/d of natural gas.


Gas utilities and storage

Enbridge operates North America’s largest natural gas utility by volume, and third largest by customer count. Enbridge Gas Inc. was formed on Jan. 1, 2019 with the amalgamation of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas.4

Enbridge Gas Inc. serves approximately 75% of Ontario residents. Enbridge Gas and its affiliates deliver safe, reliable service to about 15 million people on Ontario and Quebec through 3.8 million residential, commercial, institutional and industrial meter connections, and distribute about 2.3 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) of natural gas.

The company's  natural gas distribution network also includes ownership interests in Gazifère, one of two natural gas distributors in Quebec, which serves more than 43,000 customers in the Outaouais region

Enbridge Gas Inc. has been delivering energy for 170 years, and its network currently consists of 84,500 kilometers (52,505 miles) of gas transportation and distribution mainlines, and 67,000 km (41,631 miles) of service lines.

The company's natural gas distribution operations also feature 281 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of net working storage, largely at the Dawn Hub in southwestern Ontario.

Renewable energy

Since its initial investment in a wind farm in 2002, we've committed more than C$7 billion in capital to renewable energy and power transmission projects currently in operation or under construction.5

Together, its renewable energy projects (either operating or under construction) have the capacity to generate 5,117 megawatts (MW) gross of zero-emission energy (2,109 MW net). Today, Enbridge is one of the largest renewable energy companies in Canada, and Enbridge has a diversified portfolio of renewable energy projects.

To date, we’ve invested in:

  • 23 wind farms (4,857 MW gross capacity, either in operation or under construction)
  • 11 solar energy operations (202 MW gross capacity)
  • 5 waste heat recovery facilities (34 MW gross capacity)
  • 1 geothermal project (22 MW capacity)
  • 1 power transmission project (500 MW capacity)
  • 1 hydroelectric facility (1.7 MW capacity)
  • Collectively, those renewable energy projects in operation or under construction (and their 2,109 MW net generation capacity) are enough to meet the electricity needs of about 945,000 homes, based on net generation figures, which exclude its partners' stake in the projects.


Financial Highlights

Transportation and other services revenues of $16.2 billion, $16.6 billion and $14.4 billion for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively, were earned from its crude oil and natural gas pipeline transportation businesses and also include power generation revenues from its portfolio of renewable and power generation assets. For its transportation assets operating under market-based arrangements, revenues are driven by volumes transported and the corresponding tolls for transportation services. For assets operating under take-or-pay contracts, revenues reflect the terms of the underlying contract for services or capacity. For rate-regulated assets, revenues are charged in accordance with tolls established by the regulator, and in most cost-of-service based arrangements are reflective of its cost to provide the service plus a regulator-approved rate of return.6

Gas distribution sales revenues of $3.7 billion, $4.2 billion and $4.4 billion for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively, were recognized in a manner consistent with the underlying rate-setting mechanism mandated by the regulator. Revenues generated by the gas distribution businesses are primarily driven by volumes delivered, which vary with weather and customer composition and utilization, as well as regulator-approved rates. The cost of natural gas is passed through to customers through rates and does not ultimately impact earnings due to its flow-through nature.

Commodity sales of $19.3 billion, $29.3 billion and $27.7 billion for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively, were generated primarily through its Energy Services operations. Energy Services includes the contemporaneous purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas, power and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) to generate a margin, which is typically a small fraction of gross revenue. While sales revenue generated from these operations are impacted by commodity prices, net margins and earnings are relatively insensitive to commodity prices and reflect activity levels which are driven by differences in commodity prices between locations, grades and points in time, rather than on absolute prices. Any residual commodity margin risk is closely monitored and managed. Revenues from these operations depend on activity levels, which vary from year-to-year depending on market conditions and commodity prices.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

July 30, 2021 Enbridge Inc reported second quarter 2021 financial results, reaffirmed its 2021 financial outlook, and provided a mid-year business update.7


(all financial figures are unaudited and in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted)

  • Second quarter GAAP earnings of $1.4 billion or $0.69 per common share, compared with GAAP earnings of $1.6 billion or $0.82 per common share in 2020
  • Adjusted earnings of $1.4 billion or $0.67 per common share, compared with $1.1 billion or $0.56 per common share in 2020
  • Adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes and depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $3.3 billion, compared with $3.3 billion in 2020
  • Cash Provided by Operating Activities of $2.2 billion, compared with $2.4 billion in 2020
  • Distributable Cash Flow (DCF) of $2.5 billion or $1.24 per common share, compared with $2.4 billion or $1.21 per common share in 2020
  • Reaffirmed 2021 full year guidance range of EBITDA of $13.9 billion to $14.3 billion and DCF per share of $4.70 to $5.00
  • Construction of the final leg of the U.S. Line 3 Replacement Project is progressing on schedule with an expected fourth quarter in-service date
  • Placed initial phases of the $1.0 billion T-South Expansion and $0.5 billion Spruce Ridge projects into service; both projects expected to be fully in-service in the fourth quarter
  • Announced collaboration with the Government of Ontario to expand natural gas access to rural, northern and Indigenous communities
  • Announced development of Ridgeline Expansion Project in Tennessee to provide affordable and reliable natural gas power generation to displace higher carbon coal generation
  • Advancing the US$2.1 billion multi-year Gas Transmission modernization program
  • Announced plans to file a rate case on Texas Eastern with rates effective in early 2022, ensuring the system continues to earn an appropriate rate of return on invested capital
  • Construction on three French offshore wind projects progressing well, which will collectively generate 1.4 GW (0.3 GW net) of renewable power once placed into service
  • Continued development of solar self-power program in both Liquids Pipelines and Gas Transmission; 3 facilities in operation and 4 more under construction
  • Announced the $1.14 billion sale of Enbridge's interest in Noverco Inc. (Noverco), which is expected to close by early 2022, providing increased financial flexibility
  • Received Moody's upgrade to Baa1 for Enbridge Inc.; All four agencies' ratings are BBB+, or equivalent, reflecting Enbridge's sector leading financial strength and cash flow resiliency
  • Published Enbridge's 20th annual Sustainability Report and announced the first midstream sector sustainability-linked bond issuance of US$1.0 billion

CEO Comment

Commenting on Enbridge's second quarter operational performance and financial results, Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge noted the following:

"Following a strong start to the year, its four franchises delivered solid financial performance in the second quarter, with good operating performance and high utilization across its systems. The global economic recovery is now well underway, and its assets have been essential in assuring access to reliable and affordable conventional and renewable energy throughout this critical period.

"The company's performance in the first half of 2021 has set it up well for the full year. We're on track to bring $10 billion of projects into service this year and we're reaffirming its full year 2021 financial guidance. The company's secured growth execution and embedded asset growth gives it confidence that we'll generate 5-7% distributable cash flow growth through 2023, and we're continuing to advance strategic priorities across each of its franchises.

"In Liquids Pipelines, nominations for July were robust, which highlights the strength of the markets the company serve and the demand for its system capacity. As expected, lower mainline volumes in the second quarter reflected the planned maintenance of oil sands upgraders and downstream refineries, and are factored into its full year outlook of 2.8 mmbpd on average for 2021.

"Construction of the final leg of the Line 3 Replacement Project is progressing well and the project is on schedule. Enbridge is proud of the fact that Line 3 has provided significant business and employment to Indigenous companies and workers in both Canada and the U.S., and contributed over $750 million of spending with Indigenous and Tribal communities with over US$250 million of spending in Minnesota alone so far.

"With the Canadian, North Dakota and Wisconsin segments complete, and Minnesota construction progressing well, the company expect Line 3 to be fully in service during the fourth quarter. Line 3 is, first and foremost, a critical integrity project that will improve safety and further reduce environmental risks, while driving significant incremental EBITDA growth once fully in service.

"During the quarter, the company placed the 160 kbpd Woodland Pipeline Expansion Project into service to meet the needs of the Kearl oilsands project. This expansion is a great example of the ongoing executable, low-risk, solid return opportunities for growth in the Liquids business.

"In Gas Transmission, Enbridge is proud to be working with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on an opportunity that has the potential to provide affordable and cleaner energy for the utility's customers. The potential expansion of the East Tennessee Natural Gas system, if selected, would supply natural gas to serve one of the power generation options that TVA is currently scoping to replace a coal-fired power plant in Northeast Tennessee. This is an exciting opportunity reflecting the vital role that natural gas is expected to play in displacing higher-carbon sources of power generation, while providing reliable and affordable energy to the people of Tennessee.

"Enbridge is also advancing the $0.5 billion Spruce Ridge and $1.0 billion T-South BC Pipeline expansion projects. We've completed and placed into service initial segments of each project, which remain on schedule to be fully in-service by the end of the year. More broadly, the execution of its 3-year, US$2.1 billion modernization program is also progressing well. And, the company plan to file a rate case shortly so that the company earn an appropriate return on its invested capital, including the modernization program.

"The company's natural gas distribution utility also continues to see strong growth. The company recently announced plans to expand access to natural gas to remote and Indigenous communities across Ontario. This joint effort with the Government of Ontario will provide reliable, low-cost access to lower carbon energy for consumers. And, the company continue to advance construction of three renewable natural gas projects in Ontario to go along with the three currently in operation. Similarly, construction on its hydrogen blending facility in Markham, Ontario is on schedule.

"Construction of three offshore wind facilities off the coast of France is progressing well. Combined, these three projects will generate enough renewable energy to power over 1 million homes. And, through its offshore wind joint venture development company Maple Power, the company continue to develop further opportunities in Europe that capitalize on its growing development, construction and operating capability. Finally, we're continuing to progress its solar self-power strategy with three projects now in service and four more underway - another great example of how we're lowering emissions and costs to generate shareholder value.

"Through strong cash flow growth and disciplined capital allocation, the company continue to build financial flexibility to position Enbridge for the future. The company's balance sheet is strong and we're further enhancing it through the recently announced $1.14 billion divestment of its non-operating minority interest in Noverco. This was an excellent opportunity to monetize a non-strategic investment at a premium valuation.

"We're pleased with its progress through the first half of 2021, having advanced its strategic priorities, including adding opportunities to the backlog. The company's solid execution positions it well to achieve its three-year plan and helps to solidify its growth trajectory beyond 2023.

"Last month the company published its 20th annual Sustainability Report, which highlights its long-standing focus on sustainable practices and its industry-leading performance across environmental, social and governance issues, including a 32% reduction in Scope 1 and 14% reduction in Scope 2 emissions between 2018 and 2020. The company reinforced its commitments with the issuance of its first Sustainability-Linked Bond which ties its financial performance to the achievement of the ESG goals the company set out in 2020.

"The company believe that in all practical scenarios, its assets will remain critical to supporting long term energy demand. Existing infrastructure is going to play a key role in the transportation and storage of future energy supplies, ensuring affordable and reliable access to conventional and low-carbon energy.

"We're leveraging its existing assets and working, along with its customers, to identify early stage investments in embedded low-carbon infrastructure opportunities across its businesses, while modernizing its assets to ensure we're serving society's energy needs for decades to come. Over the last two decades we've built a strong renewables platform and made early stage investments in renewable natural gas, hydrogen and compressed natural gas that will help it grow well into the future as a differentiated energy service provider."

Financial Outlook

The Company expects full year 2021 EBITDA and DCF to remain within its previously provided guidance range of $13.9 to $14.3 billion and $4.70 to $5.00 per share, respectively.

Each of the Company's four franchises are expected to achieve solid utilization in the second half of the year in line with guidance. However, this strong operating performance is expected to be impacted by a weaker USD currency, net of foreign exchange hedges, and lower contributions from Energy Services, which remains challenged by narrow location and quality differentials, as well market price backwardation.

DCF will benefit from lower overall financing costs resulting from favorable short-term interest rates and USD denominated interest expense and lower cash taxes primarily due to increased utilization of existing tax pools to offset U.S. taxable income.

The Company's guidance issued at its investor day in December assumed an exchange rate of C$1.30/USD and Enbridge has disclosed that a one cent movement in the foreign exchange rate results in an approximately $2 million per month impact to DCF, or approximately a one cent impact to DCF per share annually.

The impact of a weaker USD currency on EBITDA, net of the Company's hedging program, is approximately a decrease of $70 million for the six months ended June, 2021, compared with assumptions included within 2021 guidance.


Recent developments

Enbridge Advances U.S. Gulf Coast Strategy with Acquisition of North America's Premier Crude Export Facility8

September 7, 2021; Enbridge Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with EnCap Flatrock Midstream to acquire Moda Midstream Operating, LLC (Moda) for U.S. $3.0 billion in cash, subject to closing adjustments. The acquisition will significantly advance the Company's U.S. Gulf Coast export strategy and connectivity to low-cost and long-lived reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins. The Company values the transaction at approximately 8x projected forward EBITDA, and upon closing is expected to be immediately accretive to Enbridge's financial outlook.

"We're very excited about acquiring North America's premium, very large crude carrier (VLCC) capable, crude export terminal," commented Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge. "Over the last several years we've been building a strong position in the U.S. Gulf Coast through both natural gas and crude infrastructure. The company's strategy is driven by the important role that low cost, sustainable North America energy supply will play in meeting growing global demand. With close proximity to world-class Permian reserves, and with cost effective and efficient export infrastructure, its new Enbridge Ingleside terminal will be critical to capitalizing on North America's energy advantage.

"This blue-chip platform aligns very well with its long-standing shareholder value proposition; strong commercial underpinnings that generate highly transparent and low risk cash flows, establishing a new platform for low capital intensity growth, and an attractive financial return, all while retaining a strong balance sheet and financing flexibility.

"This investment is also a prime example of how we're focused on being a differentiated service provider to its customers by lowering emissions across its systems. In line with that objective, the company expect to develop solar power capacity at the terminal site, which will ensure it's the most sustainable export facility in North America and support its company-wide goal of net zero by 2050," said Monaco.

Central to the transaction, Enbridge will acquire a 100 percent operating interest in the Ingleside Energy Center (to be renamed the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC)), located near Corpus Christi, Texas – North America's largest crude export terminal, which loaded 25 percent of all U.S. Gulf Coast crude exports in 2020.  This state-of-the-art terminal, built in 2018, comprises 15.6 million barrels of storage and 1.5 million barrels per day of export capacity.

EIEC's highly advantaged outer harbor location, with direct connection to low-cost, long-lived supply, combined with VLCC capability and rapid loading rates, position it as one of the most competitive export facilities globally.  EIEC is underpinned by 925 thousand barrels per day of long term take-or-pay vessel loading contracts and 15.3 million barrels of long-term storage contracts providing visibility to future cash flows. Its direct connection to globally competitive Permian and Eagle Ford basins will assure the sustainability of cash flows for many years to come.

Enbridge will also acquire a 20 percent interest in the 670-thousand-barrel per day Cactus II Pipeline, a 100 percent operating interest in the 300-thousand-barrel per day Viola pipeline, and a 100 percent operating interest in the 350-thousand-barrel Taft Terminal.  Together with EIEC, these pipeline and storage assets provide a fully integrated light crude export platform.

The acquired assets are expected to be immediately and strongly accretive to distributable cash flow per share and earnings per share.  In addition, ongoing EBITDA generation supports the Company's dividend growth outlook and growing base of free cash flow, further strengthening its sector leading financial flexibility and preserving its $5-6 billion of annual self-funded investable financing capacity beginning in 2022. The transaction will be initially funded with existing liquidity and the Company anticipates that 2022 Debt to EBITDA will be at the lower end of its target range.

This investment also provides Enbridge with further organic growth potential supporting the Company's post-2023 growth outlook.  EIEC permitted expansions of existing storage capacity to 21 million barrels and export capacity to 1.9 million barrels per day, provide opportunity to capitalize on increasing volumes and visibility to near-term low capital intensity growth.  In addition, Enbridge will hold a 50 percent interest in a brownfield St. James deep-water crude and refined products terminal development opportunity, which provides longer term growth potential.

EIEC has been recently constructed to industry-leading environmental standards designed to minimize its carbon emissions footprint.  Enbridge expects to further lower facility emissions through the application of up to 60 MW of solar power capabilities, leveraging over 500 acres of available land included within the terminal.  This renewable investment is expected to well exceed EIEC's power requirements, allowing excess generation capacity to be contracted to local industrial and refining facilities while driving a robust return.  Longer term, there is the potential to develop additional low carbon energy infrastructure within the facility, including renewable fuels and carbon capture terminaling.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.  Moda's Ingleside Management and key Moda marine terminal personnel will remain in place following closing of the transaction, ensuring continuity of operations and ongoing development activities.


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