Lakehead System is an 8,080km-long onshore, shallow water pipeline project operated by Enbridge Energy Partners. This oil pipeline, with a maximum diameter of 48 inches, starts at North Dakota (the US) and ends in New York (the US).

The Lakehead System project started operations in 1949 and is owned by Enbridge.

The Lakehead System project is associated with the 7839km Enbridge System, 520km Alberta Clipper US Section and 218km Southern Lights Sour Project “US Section”.

About Enbridge Energy Partners

Enbridge Energy Partners LP (EEP), a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc, is a midstream energy partnership that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and liquids transportation systems in the US. It provides services through interstate pipeline transportation and storage of crude oil and liquid petroleum. Its major assets include Lakehead System, Mid-Continent System and North Dakota crude oil system. Its main crude oil system transports oil produced from oil sands reserves in western Canada and the Bakken formation in North Dakota. EEP owns and operates contract and operational storage terminals in Oklahoma, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota. EEP is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.


Information on the pipeline is sourced from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Pipelines database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) trunk pipelines globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.