By EDWARD WELSCH
CALGARY (Bloomberg) -- Enbridge apportioned
December shipments on five pipelines that ship crude oil from
Alberta to the United States Midwest and eastern Canada after
space was overbooked.
Lines 2a and 3, which can transport a combined 832,000 bpd
of light oil from Edmonton to Superior, Wisconsin, were
apportioned by 6%, Graham White, a spokesman for the company,
said in an e-mailed statement.
Line 4, which can carry as many as 796,000 bpd of both light
and heavy crudes along the same route, was apportioned by 1 %,
Line 14 from Superior to refineries near Chicago was
apportioned by 11%, and Line 6b from the Chicago area to
Sarnia, Ontario, by 45%, White said.
The lines are all part of the companys Mainline, the
largest crude-oil export system from Canada to the United
States, with as much as 2.5 MMbpd in capacity.
Apportionment occurs when shippers ask to transport more oil
than a line can hold and typically indicates excess demand or
lower capacity. A 45% apportionment means shippers will only be
able to deliver 55 % of the volumes they sought to