Canada’s Pipeline Transportation System 2016

Genesis Pipeline Canada Ltd.’s Genesis Pipeline

Table 9.10.1: Genesis Pipeline Canada Ltd.’s Genesis Pipeline
Commodity and NEB Group Natural Gas Liquids
(Group 2)
Average annual capacity 5 900 m³/d
(37 Mb/d)
Primary receipt points Marysville, MI
Primary delivery points Corunna, ON
Abandonment Cost Estimate and Collection PeriodNote a $3.1 million;
40 years


The Genesis Pipeline (Genesis) includes a one km pipeline which crosses the St. Clair River between St. Clair County near Marysville, MI and Sarnia, ON, and an eight km pipeline between Sarnia and Corunna, ON. Genesis transports pure ethane from the Marcellus basin to the NOVA Chemicals and Imperial Oil petrochemical facilities in Sarnia using the Sunoco Logistics Mariner West Pipeline in the U.S.

Map – Genesis Pipeline

Source: NEB

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This map provides an overview of the Genesis Pipeline System just south of Sarnia, Ontario.

Key Developments

The Genesis Pipeline Extension Project was approved by the Board in June 2012 and began operations in December 2013.


Figure 9.10.1 shows the Genesis benchmark toll from Corunna, ON, to the International Border near Sarnia, ON and the GDP deflator (normalized). Tolls are regulated on a complaint basis.

Figure 9.10.1: Genesis Benchmark Toll

Figure 9.10.1: Genesis Benchmark Toll

Source: NEB

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This graph shows the Genesis Pipeline (Genesis) Line benchmark toll as a solid red line and the GDP deflator as a black dashed line. The benchmark toll remained unchanged at $1.13 from 2010 to 2015.

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