Enbridge to build new $1.3 billion pipeline to serve Imperial Oil’s Kearl oil sands project

After delays, cost overruns and other frustrations, bitumen production at the Kearl oil sands mine has reached a level that will start to push existing pipeline capacity.

Enbridge Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that it would build a $1.3-billion expansion to its Woodland pipeline system, connecting its Cheecham and Edmonton terminals through a 385-kilometer, 400,000-barrel-per-day pipeline. The company received regulatory approval for the project in August 2012.

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