Enbridge files regulatory application in support of contracting its Mainline pipeline system
Enbridge Inc. has submitted an application to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to implement contracting on the company's Mainline pipeline system.
The application for contracted and uncommitted service includes the associated terms, conditions and tolls of each service which would be offered in an open season following approval by the CER. The tolls and services will replace the current tolling settlement that is in place until June 30, 2021.
"We are moving to a contracted Mainline system in response to what our customers have been asking us for and for the benefit of the entire industry," said Guy Jarvis, Enbridge Executive Vice President, Liquids Pipelines. "Today's application is based on significant input and advice from every corner of our industry and almost two years of extensive negotiation with shippers to recognize the needs of various customers in a balanced way."
"Shippers representing approximately 70 per cent of the Mainline's current throughput support our approach, as evidenced by the letters included within our application," said Jarvis. "The most important part of this offering will be to secure long-term demand for Canadian crude oil while ensuring that all interested shippers can participate in a fair and transparent open season process."