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[3][4]
  • Owner: Pembina[3][4]
  • Parent company: Pembina[3][4]
  • Capacity: 250,000 barrels per day[1][3][5]
  • Length: 513 kilometers[5]
  • Diameter:
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Start year: 2008[5]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:


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.[6][7] The pipeline was substantially completed at a cost of CAN$400 million in July 2008.[8]

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]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Our Operations, Pembina, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pembina Pipeline Corporation Announces Expansion of Horizon Pipeline System, Pembina, 4 Jun. 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Pipelines". www.pembina.com. Retrieved 2023-02-21.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Community Investment Map" (PDF). Pembina. Retrieved February 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Pembina Pipeline Corporation. "Pembina Pipeline Corporation Announces Expansion of Horizon Pipeline System". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2023-02-21.
  6. Pembina Proceeds With Horizon Pipeline Construction, Pembina, 9 Nov. 2006
  7. Pembina to start Horizon pipeline, costs rise, Reuters, 19 Jan. 20017
  8. Pembina Completes Horizon Pipeline On Schedule, Newswire, 3 Jul. 2008

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