Vector Pipeline, which began operation on December 1, 2000, is a 348-mile, 42-inch pipeline that transports approximately 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas from Joliet, Illinois in the Chicago area to parts of Indiana and Michigan and into Ontario, Canada. Approximately 274 miles of the 42-inch pipeline are in the U.S. and 15 miles are in Canada. Vector also leases a 59-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline between Milford, Michigan, and Belle River, Michigan, from DTE Gas Company. Vector Pipeline has five natural gas compressor stations: two 15,000 horsepower and three 30,000 horsepower stations.
The pipeline is a key link in the supply and transportation of economical natural gas from the United States and Western Canada to growing markets in the Midwest, Eastern Canada and the Northeastern U.S. Vector provides a competitive transportation alternative for natural gas distributors, producers, marketers, storage providers, end-users and power plants. The system has multiple interconnects with various parties, enhancing delivery options to meet the energy supply need of this region and beyond.
Vector Pipeline L.P. is a joint venture between Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. (NYSE/TSX: ENB), with a 60 percent interest, and Detroit-based DTE Energy Company (NYSE: DTE), with a 40 percent interest.