Enbridge’s largest tank farm is located in Cushing, Okla. – the most important crude oil storage hub in the world, and the settlement location of the New York Mercantile Exchange West Texas Intermediate (NYMEX WTI) contract. With 87 tanks and just over 20 million barrels in shell capacity, Enbridge has the largest terminal in the Cushing area.
Located about 180 kilometres southeast of Edmonton along Enbridge’s mainline system, Hardisty, Alta., is emerging as the most important crude oil storage hub in Canada. Enbridge is the largest operator of contract storage facilities at the Hardisty hub – with 12.9 million barrels of storage between the Hardisty Caverns (four underground salt caverns and two above-ground storage tanks) and the Hardisty Contract Terminal surface storage facility, which consists of 18 above-ground tanks.
Enbridge has about 6.9 million barrels of storage associated with its Athabasca regional operations in northern Alberta, including about 3 million barrels at its Athabasca Terminal and about 2.3 million barrels at its Cheecham Terminal. Enbridge is expanding existing infrastructure at its Cheecham Terminal, about 75 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Alta., constructing two new 450,000-barrel blend tanks and converting an existing tank from blend to diluent service. The approximately $300-million expansion is expected to come into service in two phases; the first phase was placed into service in November 2014, while the second phase was expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2015.
Enbridge’s Edmonton Terminal, the starting point of the company’s cross-continent Mainline System, has 33 tanks with a nominal shell capacity of about 6.6 million barrels.
Enbridge currently has 3.3 million barrels’ worth of storage facilities in Kerrobert, Sask., along our Mainline system. Additionally, Enbridge’s South Prairie Region (formerly known as the Saskatchewan System), which consists of about 545 kilometres of trunk line and about 1,800 kilometres of gathering line delivering crude to our Mainline system, has storage terminals and tankage facilities in Saskatchewan – consisting of 21 above-ground storage tanks, with total capacity of about 450,000 barrels.
Enbridge’s Flanagan Terminal in Pontiac, Ill., an important hub in the company’s Western Gulf Coast Access initiative, comprises 13 tanks with a total shell capacity of 2.2 million barrels.
Enbridge owns four storage tanks at a tank farm in Patoka – a key U.S. Midwest transportation hub, located in rural Marion County in southern Illinois – with a total shell capacity of 480,000 barrels.