LIVONIA, MI--(October 6, 2014) - Vector Pipeline L.P. and Vector Pipeline Limited Partnership today announced plans to hold a binding Open Season from October 6, 2014 through November 4, 2014 to secure shipper interest in a third expansion of the Vector Pipeline System.

The 2017 Expansion is a scalable expansion project that will enhance the Vector system by adding 42-inch diameter loop and possibly additional compression. Pending contract renewals and interest of new shipper’s, the Vector 2017 Expansion has the potential to double Vector’s current west to east capacity of 1.3 Bcf/d. An in-service date of November 2017 is anticipated for the new capacity.

“Traditionally, Vector Pipeline has primarily moved natural gas from west to east, with the majority of that gas being sourced via upstream pipelines in the Chicago area from various supply basins.” said Pete Cianci, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Vector Pipeline. “With the potential of Marcellus / Utica gas entering the Vector system in Michigan via proposed third party pipelines, we envision transporting large quantities of gas in both directions to supply Chicago, Dawn and all markets en route. By expanding and re-purposing the Vector system to flow bi-directionally, our customers will be able to acquire the lowest priced gas from multiple Chicago sources, or from the prolific Marcellus / Utica region or from Michigan / Ontario storage.” 

Binding bids for firm capacity will be accepted from October 6, 2014 until 4 p.m. EST, Tuesday November 4, 2014. Vector will make a final determination of incremental capacity following the conclusion of the binding Open Season. Open Season materials will be available online at Additional information about this proposed expansion is available by contacting Pete Cianci at (734) 462-0233 or Matt Malinowski at (734) 462-0236.

About Vector Pipeline

The Vector Pipeline System – originally constructed in 2000 – consists of 348 miles of mainline natural gas transmission pipeline between the Chicago Hub and the storage complex at Dawn, Ontario. Vector Pipeline L.P.’s system begins in Joliet, Illinois, and terminates at the international border at St. Clair, Michigan, where it interconnects with the Vector Pipeline Limited Partnership system, which provides service to the Dawn storage facilities. The system was expanded twice, once in 2007 and again in 2009, by adding additional compressor stations. The system currently has five compressor stations totaling 120,000 Horsepower and has multiple interconnects, which include Alliance, Northern Border, Guardian, ANR, NIPSCO, Crossroads, Consumers Energy, DTE Gas, DTE Washington 10 Storage, Bluewater Gas Storage, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas. Three power plants are also interconnected with the Vector system: Crete Energy Ventures, Jackson and Greenfield Energy Centre and there is one local production receipt point in Calhoun County, Michigan.

Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Vector Pipeline L.P. and Vector Pipeline Limited Partnership are joint ventures 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. Information about Vector Pipeline is available at Information about Enbridge and DTE Energy is available at and, respectively.

Vector Pipeline media contact:
Terri Larson
Toll free 1-877-496-8142