Lakehead Oil Pipeline System

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Summary Information

  • Source: Neche, N.D., USA
  • Destination: Marysville, Mich., USA
  • Ownership: Enbridge
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  • Length: kilometres (1,900 miles)
  • Capacity: 1.65 million barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Various Canadian Crudes

Brief Description

  • The 1,900-mile Lakehead System, which is the U.S. portion of the world's longest liquid petroleum pipeline, has operated for more than 60 years and is the primary transporter of crude oil from Western Canada to the United States.
  • The system spans from the international border near Neche, N.D., to the international border near Marysville, Mich., with an extension across the Niagara River into the Buffalo, N.Y., area.
  • It consists of approximately 3,500 miles of pipe with diameters ranging from 12 to 48 inches; 60 pump station locations; and 64 crude oil storage tanks with a capacity of about 11.6 million barrels.
  • The pipeline connects to the Enbridge Superior Oil Terminal and the Enbridge Clearbrook Oil Terminal

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


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