National Energy Board schedules a public hearing on Southern Lights application

    CALGARY, April 18 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board has scheduled an oral
public hearing on applications for the Southern Lights Project, dated 9 March
2007, from Enbridge Southern Lights GP on behalf of Enbridge Southern Lights
LP (ESL) and Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (EPI).
    The hearing is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. local time, on Monday, 13
August 2007, at a location to be announced at a later date.

    The applications seek authorizations:

    -   to transfer EPI's Line 13 to ESL, remove it from southbound crude oil
        service and reverse the flow to transport diluent northbound from the
        Canada/US border near Gretna, Manitoba to Edmonton;

    -   to construct a 286 kilometre light sour crude oil pipeline from
        Cromer, Manitoba to the Canada/US border near Gretna, Manitoba;

    -   to construct, modify and operate certain other related physical works
        and activities on EPI's Line 2; and

    -   with respect to certain related toll and tariff matters.

    Any person may attend the hearing as an observer, and the public can
participate in this hearing in one of three ways:

    -   by filing a letter of comment;
    -   by making an oral statement; or,
    -   by seeking intervenor status.

    Details on how to file a letter of comment can be found on the NEB Web
site at under "Submit a Document."
    To make an oral statement or become an intervenor, people must first
apply to the NEB. Application forms are available under the "Submit a
Document" section of the NEB Web site. The deadline for intervenor
applications is 12:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) on Monday 14 May 2007.
The deadline for letters of comment and oral statement applications is Tuesday
3 July 2007 at 12:00 p.m. (MDT.)
    Documents can be filed with the NEB either electronically through our Web
site or by fax or mail. A copy of the letter or application must also be sent
to Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and its legal counsel.

    The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates several aspects
of Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety and security,
environmental protection, and efficient energy infrastructure and markets in
the Canadian public interest, within the mandate set by Parliament in the
regulation of pipelines, energy development and trade.

    This news release and Hearing Order OH-3-2007 are available on the
Board's Web site at under "What's New", and under Regulatory
Documents / Oil / Enbridge Southern Lights GP Inc. (On behalf of Enbridge
Southern Lights LP) / Application for Line 13 Reversal and Capacity
Replacement for the Southern Lights Project.

    For a copy of OH-3-2007     National Energy Board
    Hearing Order:              Library (
                                Ground Floor
                                444 Seventh Avenue SW
                                Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8
                                Telephone: (403) 299-3561
                                Toll-free: 1-800-899-1265

For further information:

For further information: Andrew Cameron, (,
Communications Officer, Telephone: (403) 299-3930

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