Corridor Oil Pipeline

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Corridor Oil Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Canada.[1]


The pipeline runs from Fort McMurray, Alberta, to Edmonton, Alberta.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Inter Pipeline[1]
  • Current capacity: 465,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 1,000 kilometres
  • Oil source: Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP), Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2003


The Corridor pipeline system transports bitumen from the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) near Fort McMurray, Alberta to the oil processing and marketing hub near Edmonton, Alberta.[1] Corridor began commercial operations in May 2003, and comprises 1,000 kilometres of pipeline. The pipeline was owned by Houston-based Kinder Morgan, and the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) by Shell, Chevron, and Western Oil Sands.[2]

In March 2007 Calgary-based Inter Pipeline acquired the Corridor Pipeline from Kinder Morgan for C$275 million in cash and C$485 million in debt. As a result of the acquisition, Inter Pipeline assumed responsibility for the completion of a C$1.8 billion expansion of Corridor from 280,000 barrels per day to 465,000 barrels per day capacity by 2010.[2][3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Corridor Oil Pipeline , A Barrel Full, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Inter Pipeline Fund Announces Acquisition of Corridor Oil Sands Pipeline System," Inter Pipeline, March 5, 2007
  3. "Inter Pipeline to buy Corridor for C$760 million", Reuters (2007-03-05). 

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