Southern Lights Oil Diluent Pipeline

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Southern Lights Oil Diluent Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Canada and the United States.[1]


The pipeline runs from Manhattan, Illinois, to Edmonton, Alberta.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Enbridge[1]
  • Current capacity: 180,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 1,086 km (674 miles)
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2010


The Southern Lights light hydrocarbon pipeline consists of 474 miles of 16-inch to 20-inch pipelines for transporting diluents to Alberta, which is blended with oil sands prior to export to the US. It is twinned with the Southern Access Crude Oil Pipeline, which runs in the reverse direction, from Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada to Manhattan, Illinois. It began operating in 2010.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Southern Lights Oil Diluent Pipeline, A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017

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