CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc said on Tuesday it plans to build a new C$1 billion ($972.86million) pipeline to carry 200,000 barrels per day of diluent,or thinning agent, from Edmonton, Alberta, to oil sandsoperators near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Enbridge, Canada's No. 1 pipeline company, said the plannedNorlite line may be expanded to carry 300,000 bpd should itreceive enough support from oil sands producers, who blend thediluent into heavy oil so it can flow in pipelines.
The company also plans to spend C$700 million to expand itsSouthern Lights pipeline by 95,000 bpd to 275,000 bpd. The linecarries diluent from Chicago to Edmonton.
- Enbridge Inc