Horizon Crude Oil Pipeline

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Horizon Crude Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Canada that transports crude oil extracted from the oil sands to Edmonton delivery points.[1] Pembina provides transportation services via the Horizon Pipeline exclusively for Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s Horizon Oil Sands operation in Alberta under a 25-year contract, which expires in 2034.[1][2]


The pipeline originates in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and terminates in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Pembina
  • Current capacity: 250,000 barrels per day[1]
  • Length: 513 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2008


Horizon Oil Pipeline (blue line); Map Credit: Pembina, http://bit.ly/2jj2Djz

The Horizon pipeline was initially built over three construction phases beginning in November 2006 and completed in 2008 at a cost initially estimated at CAN$290 million, and later $338 million.[3][4] The pipeline was substantially completed at a cost of CAN$400 million in July 2008.[5]

In June 2015, Pembina announced a $125-million expansion of the pipeline to increase its capacity to 250,000 barrels per day by making upgrades to mainline pump stations and other facilities.[2]

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