Alberta Clipper Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Hardisty, Alberta, Canada
  • Destination: Superior, Wisconsin, USA
  • Ownership: Enbridge
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  • Length: 1,607-km (1,000-mile)
  • Capacity: 450,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Heavy Canadian Crude

Brief Description

  • Alberta Clipper is a 1,607-km (1,000-mile) crude oil pipeline that provides service between Hardisty, Alberta, and the Enbridge Superior Oil Terminal in Superior, WI.
  • Initial capacity is 450,000 barrels per day (bpd), with ultimate capacity of up to 800,000 bpd available


  • Gulf Interstate Engineering:
    • Phase 1 - preliminary engineering services
    • Detailed engineering, design, and procurement services

Pipeline Status

  • In operation since 2010
  • The pipeline is being expanded from 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 570,000 bpd


  • 2007 - Enbridge Files Commercial Terms to the National Energy Board (NEB)
  • 2008 - NEB approved the project
  • 2008 - Wilbros awarded construction contract
  • 2008 - ShawCor was awarded coating contract
  • 2010 - The Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project was mechanically completed
  • 2012 - Enbridge announces expansion project

Other Information

  • The pipelines purpose is to resolve expected capacity constraints between Hardisty and Superior, WI


  1. Alberta Clipper News and Information
  2. ShawCor Ltd. Announces Contract To Provide Pipe Coating Services For The Enbridge Alberta Clipper Pipeline
  3. Alberta Clipper and Southern Lights Projects
  4. Enbridge Energy's Alberta Clipper and Southern Lights Projects
  5. Enbridge Launches US$2 Billion Alberta Clipper Project and Cdn$0.3 Billion Line 4 Extension Project
  6. Enbridge Files Regulatory Application for Alberta Clipper Expansion Project
  7. Enbridge Files Commercial Terms for Alberta Clipper Mainline Expansion Project
  8. NEB approves Alberta Clipper Pipeline Project
  9. Enbridge Commences Construction of Alberta Clipper Expansion Project
  11. Enbridge to Undertake $0.4 Billion Mainline Expansion Between North Dakota and Chicago Hub

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