[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2024] Outstanding milestones of energy corporation Enbridge Inc. in 75 years of operation (1949)


(worldkings.org) Enbridge Inc. is a Canadian multinational pipeline and energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Enbridge owns and operates pipelines throughout Canada and the United States, transporting crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, and also generating renewable energy.

Enbridge's pipeline system is the longest in North America and the world's largest oil export pipeline network. Its crude oil system consists of 28,661 kilometres of pipelines. Its 38,300-kilometre natural gas pipeline system connects multiple Canadian provinces, several US states, and the Gulf of Mexico.



The company’s milestones:

1949: The company was initially incorporated by Imperial Oil as Interprovincial Pipe Line Company (IPL), after Canada's first major oil discovery, in 1947, at Leduc, Alberta. In the same year, the company built its first oil pipeline from Leduc to Regina, Saskatchewan.

1950: The company was expanded through Gretna, Manitoba, to Superior, Wisconsin, in the United States. The Lakehead Pipe Line Company (now Enbridge Energy Partners) was created to operate the United States portion of the pipeline.

1953: The pipeline was expanded to Sarnia, Ontario, and in 1956 to Toronto and Buffalo, New York.

1963: IPL became North America’s largest crude oil carrier on a barrel-mile basis.

1973: IPL’s average deliveries topped one million barrels per day. 

1983: IPL built the Norman Wells pipeline and joined Frontier Pipeline Company.



1988: It changed its name to Interhome Energy Inc.

1991: The company changed its name to Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc.

1992: Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc. was acquired by Interprovincial Pipe Line System Inc., which changed its name to IPL Energy Inc.

1994: The company again changed its name to IPL Energy Inc.

1995: The company expanded its activities outside of North America by taking a stake in the Ocensa pipeline.

1998: IPL Energy became Enbridge Inc. The name is a portmanteau from "energy" and "bridge".

2002: Enbridge made its first investment into renewable energy with the purchase of a wind farm.



2017: Through the merger with Spectra, Enbridge's network expanded to include: the 8,500-plus-mile Texas Eastern Transmission natural gas pipeline, which stretches from the Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast; Ontario-based gas utility Union Gas; an ownership stake in DCP Midstream, one of America’s largest producers of natural gas liquids and processors of natural gas; a series of eight U.S. natural gas storage facilities in Texas, Louisiana.

2019: Enbridge Gas Inc., formed by the amalgamation of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas, was already North America's largest gas utility by volume, serving 3.8 million residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial customers in Ontario and Quebec.

2021: Enbridge was recognized as one of Canada's top 100 employers for the 18th time, and as one of Canada's best diversity employers for the seventh time.

2023: The company became the largest natural gas utility franchise in North America.

According to en.wikipedia.org; enbridge.com. 

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