The Canadian Mainline is a common carrier pipeline system with 100 percent of its transportation capacity currently available to shippers on a spot, or uncommitted, basis. The Competitive Tolling Settlement (CTS) that governs transportation tolls on the Mainline will expire on June 30, 2021.
In advance of CTS expiration, Enbridge has spent considerable time negotiating with its shippers and is holding an open season in order to provide shippers with the opportunity to enter into long-term contracts for priority transportation service on the Canadian Mainline, with at least 10 percent of capacity reserved for uncommitted volumes at all times.
Highlights of the open season offering include:
- Priority access in Canada for contracted volume;
- Contract term up to 20 years;
- Toll discounts for longer terms and higher volumes.
- Enbridge is seeking to have Canadian Mainline contracting take effect on July 1, 2021, subject to regulatory approval.
Following completion of the Line 3 Replacement project, Mainline capacity will be 3.225 million bpd, of which up to 2.9 million bpd will be contracted with the remaining 325 kbpd remaining in spot service.
The open season began Aug. 2, and ends at 12 p.m. MDT on Oct. 2, 2019.
Bona fide potential shippers that desire to receive copies of the open season documents, including open season procedures and transportation service agreements, are required to execute a confidentiality agreement (CA).
All shipper inquiries about the open season or CA submissions should be directed to:
Director Mainline Contracting Execution
Phone: 403- 508-3158
SOURCE – Enbridge