The multibillion-dollar Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP) is the largest project in Enbridge history. The new Line 3 will comprise the newest and most advanced pipeline technology—and provide much needed incremental capacity to support Canadian crude oil production growth, and U.S. and Canadian refinery demand.
Under the L3RP, the majority of the existing Line 3 will be fully replaced with new pipeline and associated facilities on either side of the Canada-U.S. international border. The total length of the pipeline replacement is 1,031 miles (1,660 km). On the Canadian side of the border, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. has announced plans to undertake an approximately $5.3-billion replacement program for most of its Line 3 pipeline running between Hardisty, Alberta and Gretna, Manitoba.
The L3RP will replace the existing 34-inch-diameter pipeline with new 36-inch-diameter pipe, using the latest available high-strength steel and coating technology, while the existing segments will be removed from operation.
Replacing the pipeline is the most efficient way to maintain the reliability of Line 3, and it’s also the most timely and reliable transportation solution for transporting Western Canadian crude oil to refinery markets in Chicago, the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
The Canadian federal government announced on Nov. 29, 2016 its approval of the Line 3 Replacement Program. The anticipated in-service date for this project is 2019, pending U.S. regulatory approvals. Learn more about the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Program in Canada on Enbridge's Website
Type: Crude oil and liquids pipeline
Status: Under construction
Length: 1,031 miles (1,660 km)
Expected in-service date: 2019
Expected initial capacity: 760,000 barrels per day
Estimated to transport: Light, medium and heavy crude
Estimated capital cost:C$5.3 billion in Canada, US$2.9 billion in United States
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