Our marketing groups exist to support the Enbridge asset infrastructure and to optimize the value of our pipeline and storage assets. We market natural gas and many types of crude oil and natural gas liquids.
Enbridge Marketing U.S., owned by Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., provides natural gas sales services, transportation, balancing, storage and supply to producers and wholesale customers on our natural gas systems along with interconnected third-party pipelines. The marketing operation purchases natural gas from producers that utilize our gathering systems or other interconnected systems and then sells natural gas to wholesale customers based on published daily or monthly price indices, incorporating a charge for services and pass-through costs of transportation. The group manages commodity price risk through hedging and other risk-management processes.
Natural Gas Liquids
Enbridge Liquids Transportation and Marketing, LP (ELTM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. markets natural gas liquids (NGLs) at major NGL market hubs throughout the United States. ELTM transports NGLs from Enbridge and third-party processing plants to markets that maximize their value.
Tidal Energy Marketing U.S., owned by Enbridge Inc., and Enbridge Energy Marketing, owned by Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., market crude oil in the United States. These companies market the full range of crude types, including condensate, light sweet, light and medium sour and several heavy grades. Tidal and Enbridge Energy Marketing transact at many of the major North American market hubs and provide their customers a variety of marketing services.