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Enbridge's July 26, 2010 Michigan Spill

Enbridge has always been an organization that has been proud of our success, our reputation, and our strong and positive relationships with our many stakeholders.

But on Monday, July 26, 2010, an estimated 19,000-barrel leak was discovered on our 6B pipeline in the area of Marshall, Michigan. That leak was among the most serious incidents in our long history. And its impact on the people and the environment in Marshall, Battle Creek and other communities in Michigan was profound.

The news, the images, the opinions and the facts about the spill were painful for everyone at Enbridge, as they represented a significant failure for us as a company.

Enbridge employees were saddened and upset by the leak and the impact it had on the communities, wildlife and environment in Michigan. They were also disappointed by the effect the spill had on our company’s strong reputation.

However, the same qualities that have sustained Enbridge’s success for 60 years are the ones that guide us now as we continue to work to contain the spill, clean up the mess and rebuild the trust that we lost.

“For Enbridge, no spill is acceptable,” said Patrick D. Daniel, Enbridge President and CEO. “We understand that we must hold ourselves to the highest standards of openness and care in all communities where we operate because we have been serving North America’s energy needs for 60 years, and we intend to be a good neighbor for decades to come.”

The world is watching Enbridge now as we rise to this challenge. While, with the help of hundreds of individuals and many organizations, we have made tremendous progress in our efforts to fully clean up the spill, we still have a big job ahead of us.

While the tasks ahead are complex and many, our values are strong and we are up to the challenge.

We made a simple commitment on July 26, and that commitment stands: We will clean up the spill and make the community whole again.


Enbridge Companies


Enbridge Gas Distribution

Canada's largest gas distribution company. Serving 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec and New York State.

Enbridge Gas New Brunswick

Enbridge Gas New Brunswick

Distributing natural gas to institutional, commercial, industrial and residential customers across nine New Brunswick communities.

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Enbridge Inc.

Enbridge Inc. (ENB) is a publicly-traded corporation on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.

Enbridge U.S.

Enbridge's U.S. operations - a leader in energy transportation in the Midwest, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.

Enbridge Energy Partners

A U.S. master limited partnership with oil and gas delivery assets.

Enbridge Income Fund Holdings

Enbridge Income Fund Holdings

Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation that invests in low-risk energy infrastructure assets.

Enbridge Technology

Provides pipeline and natural gas distribution consulting and training services internationally.

Midcoast Energy Partners

Midcoast Energy Partners

Midcoast Energy Partners (MEP) serves as EEP’s primary vehicle for owning and growing its natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) midstream business in the U.S.


Emergency Contacts

Pipeline Emergencies


Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (incl. Norman Wells Pipeline)
Enbridge Pipelines (Saskatchewan) Inc.
Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc.

Natural Gas Emergencies in Ontario

Enbridge Gas Distribution Customers


Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Eastern Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Pembina County, North Dakota:
1 (800) 858-5253

North Dakota, Eastern Montana, Polk County, Minnesota:
1 (888) 838-4545

Texas, Western Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas:
1 (888) 650-8099

1 (877) 548-1800

Western Montana (electric transmission line):
1 (888) 780-8831