Enbridge spends $150M on Suncor tankage expansion
To handle growing volumes from Firebag 4 and 5
CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. is expanding tankage at its Athabasca Terminal to accommodate growing production from two of Suncor Energy Inc.’s oil sands projects in northern Alberta.
The Calgary-based pipeline giant says the $150-million expansion includes a 350,000-barrel tank and other infrastructure.
Construction began in July and the expansion is expected to be in service in mid-2013.
Suncor and Enbridge have signed an agreement that will see the pipeline company recover all operating costs, a return on equity and all of its invested capital.
The expansion is meant to handle growing volumes from Suncor’s Firebag 4 and Firebag 4 developments.
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