Southern Lights Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Manhattan, Illinois
  • Destination: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Ownership: Enbridge
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  • Length: 1,086 km (674 miles)
  • Capacity: 180,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: diluents

Brief Description

  • The Southern Lights light hydrocarbon pipeline consists of 474 miles of 16-inch or 20-inch pipelines for transporting diluents to Alberta, needed for blending with heavy crude prior to export to the US
  • It is twinned with the Southern Access Crude Oil Pipeline


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

Pipeline Status

  • In operation
  • An expansion project is under way which will add 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) of extra capacity


  • 2005 - AMEC awarded major contract
  • 2008 - National Energy Board approves Southern Lights Project
  • 2010 - The Southern Lights Oil Pipeline enters service
  • 2013 - Enbridge holds and open season for an expansion of the pipeline

Other Information

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  1. Enbridge, Liquid Pipelines
  2. Alberta Clipper and Southern Lights Projects
  3. Enbridge Energy's Alberta Clipper and Southern Lights Projects
  4. AMEC awarded lead role on Enbridge oil sands pipeline project
  5. National Energy Board approves Southern Lights Project
  6. Enbridge Enters Into Alliance Agreement With Global Pipeline Partners to Construct Major Petroleum Pipeline Expansions
  7. Enbridge Announces Successful Completion of Open Season for Southern Lights Diluent Pipeline

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