Athabasca Heavy Crude Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
  • Destination: Hardisty, Alberta, Canada
  • Ownership: Enbridge
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  • Length: 540 kilometres (335 miles)
  • Capacity: 345,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Heavy Canadian Crude

Brief Description

  • A 762 mm (30 inch) diameter pipeline totaling 540 km in length from Suncor's Oil Sands Plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta to Enbridge's Terminal at Hardisty, Alberta
  • The Athabasca Heavy Crude Oil Pipeline operates at 65oC

Pipeline Status

  • In operation
  • Enbridge plans to increase the capacity to 570,000 barrels per day with the addition of new pumping stations


  • 1998 - Pipeline project approved by regulators
  • 1999 - Pipeline commissioned
  • 2011 - Enbridge Announces $1.2 Billion Twinning of Southern Section of Athabasca Pipeline
  • 2012 - 230 m3 of heavy crude oil leaked from a pumping station

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