Spearhead Oil Pipeline

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Summary Information

  • Source: Chicago
  • Destination: Cushing, Oklahoma
  • Ownership: Enbridge
  • Website: http://www.enbridge.com
  • Length: 650 miles (1050 kilometres)
  • Capacity: 300,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Canadian Crude

Brief Description

  • A 22/24-inch diameter pipeline that runs 650 miles (1050 kilometres) from the North American crude oil hub at Cushing, Oklahoma to Enbridge's main terminal in the Chicago area
  • It transports light and heavy crude oil from a connection with the Lakehead Oil Pipeline System in Griffith, Indiana to an inlet of the Enbridge Ozark Terminal in Cushing
  • The pipeline previously delivered crude from Cushing to the Chicago area, before it was reversed in 2006


  • UniversalPegasus: Engineering design, drafting and material procurement assistance for the addition of a new pump station for the reversal project

Pipeline Status

  • In operation


  • 2003 - Enbridge acquired the pipeline from BP
  • 2005 - Enbridge applies to the NEB for financial support for the project
  • 2005 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a petroleum pipeline rate for the project
  • 2006 - Following reversal, the Spearhead Pipeline Delivers Canadian Crude Oil to Cushing, Oklahoma for the first time
  • 2007 - Expansion project launched

Other Information

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  1. Universalpegasus Compression Stations References
  2. Commission Rules On Rates Proposed For Reconfigured Oil Pipeline Transportation Project
  3. Enbridge to Acquire BP Cushing to Chicago Pipeline Opening New Markets for Canadian Crude July 15, 2003
  4. National Energy Board receives an application from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. for contribution of financial support for a pipeline reversal in the United States
  5. Enbridge's Spearhead Pipeline Delivers Canadian Crude Oil to Cushing, Oklahoma
  6. Enbridge Announces Successful Conclusion of Spearhead Pipeline Expansion Open Season

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