Southern Access Crude Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Destination: Manhattan, Illinois
  • Ownership: Enbridge
  • Website: http://www.enbridge.com
  • Length: 1,086 km (674 miles)
  • Capacity: barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type:

Brief Description

  • The Southern Access includes a 36 and 42-inch crude oil pipeline to export additional supplies of crude oil from the Rockies and Alberta, Canada‚Äôs oil sands region to refineries in the Midwestern U.S.
  • The Southern Access Mainline Expansion and Extension Program consisted of a 30-inch diameter 300,000 bpd pipeline from an interconnection with the mainline system, near Chicago, to hubs at Wood River and Patoka, Illinois
  • The pipeline is twinned with the Southern Lights Oil Pipeline which brings diluents back to Alberta

Pipeline Status

  • In operation
  • An expansion of the pipeline is planned. The new pipeline will transport crude oil from Pontiac, Illinois, at Enbridge's Flanagan Terminal, where it will receive crude oil from Enbridge Lakehead Oil Pipeline System, to Patoka, Illinois

History

  • 2005 - Open season held for Southern Access Mainline Expansion and Extension Program
  • 2005 - AMEC awarded major contract
  • 2010 - Southern Access Crude Oil Pipeline enters service
  • 2012 - Enbridge Launches Open Season for Southern Access Extension

Other Information

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Links

  1. Enbridge Commences Southern Access Program Open Season
  2. AMEC awarded lead role on Enbridge oil sands pipeline project
  3. Enbridge Enters Into Alliance Agreement With Global Pipeline Partners to Construct Major Petroleum Pipeline Expansions
  4. Enbridge Launches Open Season for Southern Access Extension

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