UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Dated May 12, 2016

Commission file number 001-15254

 

 

 

ENBRIDGE INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

200, 425 – 1st Street S.W.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 3L8

(Address of principal executive offices and postal code)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

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THIS REPORT ON FORM 6-K SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENTS ON FORM S-8 (FILE NO. 333-145236, 333-127265, 333-13456, 333-97305 AND 333-6436), FORM F-3 (FILE NO. 33-77022) AND FORM F-10 (FILE NO. 333-198566) OF ENBRIDGE INC. AND TO BE PART THEREOF FROM THE DATE ON WHICH THIS REPORT IS FURNISHED, TO THE EXTENT NOT SUPERSEDED BY DOCUMENTS OR REPORTS SUBSEQUENTLY FILED OR FURNISHED.

 



 

The following documents are being submitted herewith:

 

·                 Interim Report to Shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 ENBRIDGE INC.

 

 

 

 (Registrant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

 May 12, 2016

By:  

 /s/”Tyler W. Robinson”

 

 

 

 Tyler W. Robinson

 Vice President & Corporate Secretary

 

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ENBRIDGE INC.

 

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

 

March 31, 2016

 



 

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2016

 

This Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) dated May 12, 2016 should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and notes thereto of Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge or the Company) as at and for the three months ended March 31, 2016, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP). It should also be read in conjunction with the audited amended consolidated financial statements and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2015 and filed on May 12, 2016. All financial measures presented in this MD&A are expressed in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Additional information related to the Company, including its Annual Information Form, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

Effective January 1, 2016, Enbridge revised its reportable segments to better reflect the underlying operations of the Company. The Company believes this new format more clearly describes the financial performance of its business segments, provides increased transparency with respect to operational results and aligns with business segment decision making and management.

 

Revisions to the segmented information presentation on a retrospective basis include:

·                  The replacement of the previous segments: Liquids Pipelines; Gas Distribution; Gas Pipelines, Processing and Energy Services; Sponsored Investments; and Corporate with new segments: Liquids Pipelines; Gas Distribution; Gas Pipelines and Processing; Green Power and Transmission; and Energy Services;

·                  Presenting the Earnings before interest and income taxes (EBIT) of each segment as opposed to Earnings attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders. Amounts related to Interest expense, Income taxes, Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests and Preference share dividends are now reported on a consolidated basis.

 

These changes had no impact on reported consolidated earnings for the comparative three-month period ended March 31, 2015.

 

The Company’s activities are carried out through five business segments: Liquids Pipelines; Gas Distribution; Gas Pipelines and Processing; Green Power and Transmission; and Energy Services, as discussed below.

 

LIQUIDS PIPELINES

Liquids Pipelines consists of common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined products pipelines and terminals in Canada and the United States, including Canadian Mainline, Lakehead Pipeline System (Lakehead System), Regional Oil Sands System, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast, Southern Lights Pipeline, Bakken System and Feeder Pipelines and Other.

 

GAS DISTRIBUTION

Gas Distribution consists of the Company’s natural gas utility operations, the core of which is Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (EGD), which serves residential, commercial and industrial customers, primarily in central and eastern Ontario as well as northern New York State. This business segment also includes natural gas distribution activities in Quebec and New Brunswick and the Company’s investment in Noverco Inc. (Noverco).

 

GAS PIPELINES AND PROCESSING

Gas Pipelines and Processing consists of investments in natural gas pipelines and gathering and processing facilities. Investments in natural gas pipelines include the Company’s interests in the Alliance Pipeline, the Vector Pipeline (Vector) and transmission and gathering pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. Investments in natural gas processing include the Company’s interest in Aux Sable, a natural gas extraction and fractionation business located near the terminus of the Alliance Pipeline, Canadian

 

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Midstream assets located in northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta and United States Midstream assets located primarily in Texas and Oklahoma.

 

GREEN POWER AND TRANSMISSION

Green Power and Transmission consists of the Company’s investments in renewable energy assets and transmission facilities. Renewable energy assets consist of wind, solar, geothermal and waste heat recovery facilities and are located in Canada primarily in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Quebec and in the United States primarily in Colorado, Texas and Indiana.

 

ENERGY SERVICES

The Energy Services businesses in Canada and the United States undertake physical commodity marketing activity and logistical services, oversee refinery supply services and manage the Company’s volume commitments on Alliance Pipeline, Vector and other pipeline systems.

 

ELIMINATIONS AND OTHER

In addition, Eliminations and Other includes operating and administrative costs and foreign exchange costs which are not allocated to business segments. Also included in Eliminations and Other are new business development activities, general corporate investments and elimination of transactions between segments required to present financial performance and financial position on a consolidated basis.

 

CONSOLIDATED EARNINGS

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

Liquids Pipelines

 

1,612

 

(145)

 

Gas Distribution

 

239

 

239

 

Gas Pipelines and Processing

 

61

 

36

 

Green Power and Transmission

 

49

 

59

 

Energy Services

 

(6)

 

(3)

 

Eliminations and Other

 

221

 

(441)

 

Earnings/(loss) before interest and income taxes

 

2,176

 

(255)

 

Interest expense

 

(412)

 

(251)

 

Income taxes recovery/(expense)

 

(417)

 

285

 

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(61)

 

(90)

 

Preference share dividends

 

(73)

 

(72)

 

Earnings/(loss) attributable to common shareholders

 

1,213

 

(383)

 

Earnings/(loss) per common share

 

1.38

 

(0.46)

 

Diluted earnings/(loss) per common share

 

1.38

 

(0.46)

 

 

EARNINGS/(LOSS) BEFORE INTEREST AND INCOME TAXES

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, EBIT was $2,176 million compared with a loss before interest and income taxes of $255 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. As discussed below in Adjusted EBIT, the Company has continued to deliver strong earnings growth from a majority of its businesses. However, the positive impact of this growth and the comparability of the Company’s earnings are impacted by a number of unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors that are enumerated in the Non-GAAP Reconciliation tables and discussed in the results for each reporting segment, the most significant of which are changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains and losses. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the Company’s EBIT reflected a $932 million unrealized derivative fair value gain compared with $1,408 million of unrealized derivative fair value loss in the corresponding 2015 period. The Company has a comprehensive long-term economic hedging program to mitigate interest rate, foreign exchange and commodity price risks which create volatility in short-term earnings. Over the long term, Enbridge believes its hedging program supports the reliable cash flows and dividend growth upon which the Company’s investor value proposition is based.

 

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EARNINGS/(LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

Earnings attributable to common shareholders were $1,213 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, or earnings of $1.38 per common share, compared with a loss of $383 million, or loss of $0.46 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2015. As discussed below in Adjusted Earnings, the comparability of Earnings/(Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders is impacted by period-over-period variation in interest and income tax expenses, as well as the variation in earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests. Also impacting the comparability of the Company’s period-over-period operating results was an out-of-period adjustment of $71 million recognized in the first quarter of 2015 in respect of an overstatement of deferred income taxes expense in 2013 and 2014.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Forward-looking information, or forward-looking statements, have been included in this MD&A to provide information about the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including management’s assessment of Enbridge and its subsidiaries’ future plans and operations. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as ‘‘anticipate’’, ‘‘expect’’, ‘‘project’’, ‘‘estimate’’, ‘‘forecast’’, ‘‘plan’’, ‘‘intend’’, ‘‘target’’, ‘‘believe’’, “likely” and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information or statements included or incorporated by reference in this document include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following: expected EBIT or expected adjusted EBIT; expected earnings/(loss) or adjusted earnings/(loss); expected earnings/(loss) or adjusted earnings/(loss) per share; expected available cash flow from operations (ACFFO); expected future cash flows; expected costs related to projects under construction; expected in-service dates for projects under construction; expected capital expenditures; expected equity funding requirements for the Company’s commercially secured growth program; estimated future dividends; expected future actions of regulators; expected costs related to leak remediation and potential insurance recoveries; expectations regarding commodity prices; supply forecasts; expectations regarding the impact of the transfer of Enbridge’s Canadian Liquids Pipelines business and certain Canadian renewable energy assets to Enbridge Income Partners LP in which the Fund has an indirect interest (the Canadian Restructuring Plan), dividend payout policy and dividend payout expectation; and strategic alternatives currently being evaluated in connection with the United States sponsored vehicles strategy.

 

Although Enbridge believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information available on the date such statements are made and processes used to prepare the information, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and readers are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements involve a variety of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Material assumptions include assumptions about the following: the expected supply of and demand for crude oil, natural gas, NGL and renewable energy; prices of crude oil, natural gas, NGL and renewable energy; exchange rates; inflation; interest rates; availability and price of labour and construction materials; operational reliability; customer and regulatory approvals; maintenance of support and regulatory approvals for the Company’s projects; anticipated in-service dates; weather; impact of the Canadian Restructuring Plan and dividend policy on the Company’s future cash flows; credit ratings; capital project funding; expected EBIT or expected adjusted EBIT; expected earnings/(loss) or adjusted earnings/(loss); expected earnings/(loss) or adjusted earnings/(loss) per share; expected future cash flows and expected future ACFFO; and estimated future dividends. Assumptions regarding the expected supply of and demand for crude oil, natural gas, NGL and renewable energy, and the prices of these commodities, are material to and underlie all forward-looking statements. These factors are relevant to all forward-looking statements as they may impact current and future levels of demand for the Company’s services. Similarly, exchange rates, inflation and interest rates impact the economies and business environments in which the Company operates and may impact levels of demand for the Company’s services and cost of inputs, and are therefore inherent in all forward-looking statements. Due to the interdependencies and correlation of these macroeconomic factors, the impact of any one assumption on a forward-looking statement cannot be determined with certainty, particularly with respect to expected EBIT, adjusted EBIT, earnings/(loss), adjusted earnings/(loss) and associated per share amounts,

 

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ACFFO or estimated future dividends. The most relevant assumptions associated with forward-looking statements on projects under construction, including estimated completion dates and expected capital expenditures, include the following: the availability and price of labour and construction materials; the effects of inflation and foreign exchange rates on labour and material costs; the effects of interest rates on borrowing costs; the impact of weather; and customer and regulatory approvals on construction and in-service schedules.

 

Enbridge’s forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties pertaining to operating performance, regulatory parameters, dividend policy, project approval and support, weather, economic and competitive conditions, public opinion, changes in tax law and tax rate increases, exchange rates, interest rates, impact of the Canadian Restructuring Plan, commodity prices and supply of and demand for commodities, including but not limited to those risks and uncertainties discussed in this MD&A and in the Company’s other filings with Canadian and United States securities regulators. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as these are interdependent and Enbridge’s future course of action depends on management’s assessment of all information available at the relevant time. Except to the extent required by applicable law, Enbridge assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made in this MD&A or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to Enbridge or persons acting on the Company’s behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

 

NON-GAAP MEASURES

 

This MD&A contains references to adjusted EBIT, adjusted earnings/(loss) and ACFFO. Adjusted EBIT represents EBIT adjusted for unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors on both a consolidated and segmented basis. Adjusted earnings/(loss) represent earnings or loss attributable to common shareholders adjusted for unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors included in adjusted EBIT, as well as adjustments for unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors in respect of interest expense, income taxes, noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests on a consolidated basis. These factors, referred to as adjusting items, are reconciled and discussed in the financial results sections for the affected business segments.

 

ACFFO is defined as cash flow provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities (including changes in environmental liabilities) less distributions to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests, preference share dividends and maintenance capital expenditures, and further adjusted for unusual, non-recurring or non-operating factors.

 

Management believes the presentation of adjusted EBIT, adjusted earnings/(loss) and ACFFO provide useful information to investors and shareholders as they provide increased transparency and insight into the performance of the Company. Management uses adjusted EBIT and adjusted earnings/(loss) to set targets and to assess the performance of the Company. Management also uses ACFFO to assess the performance of the Company and to set its dividend payout target. Adjusted EBIT, adjusted EBIT for each segment, adjusted earnings/(loss) and ACFFO are not measures that have standardized meaning prescribed by U.S. GAAP and are not U.S. GAAP measures. Therefore, these measures may not be comparable with similar measures presented by other issuers.

 

The tables below summarize the reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP measures.

 

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NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION – EBIT TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

2016

2015

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

Earnings/(loss) before interest and income taxes

2,176

(255)

Adjusting items1:

 

 

Changes in unrealized derivative fair value (gains)/loss2

(932)

1,408

Unrealized intercompany foreign exchange (gains)/loss

60

(71)

Hydrostatic testing

(12)

-

Make-up rights adjustments

67

2

Leak remediation costs, net of leak insurance recoveries

15

(12)

Warmer/(colder) than normal weather

17

(45)

Project development and transaction costs

-

3

Other

(17)

1

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

1,374

1,031

Interest expense

(412)

(251)

Income taxes recovery/(expense)

(417)

285

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests

(61)

(90)

Preference share dividends

(73)

(72)

Adjusting items in respect of:

 

 

Interest expense

18

(42)

Income taxes

241

(399)

Noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests

(7)

6

Adjusted earnings

663

468

1          The above table summarizes adjusting items by nature. For a detailed listing of adjusting items by segment, refer to individual segment discussions.

2          Changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains and losses are presented net of amounts realized on the settlement of derivative contracts during the applicable period.

 

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION – ADJUSTED EBIT TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

2016

2015

(millions of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)

 

 

Liquids Pipelines

1,084

731

Gas Distribution

240

198

Gas Pipelines and Processing

87

90

Green Power and Transmission

48

57

Energy Services

1

28

Eliminations and Other

(86)

(73)

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

1,374

1,031

Interest expense1

(394)

(293)

Income taxes1

(176)

(114)

Noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests1

(68)

(84)

Preference share dividends

(73)

(72)

Adjusted earnings

663

468

Adjusted earnings per common share

0.76

0.56

1          These balances are presented net of adjusting items.

 

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Adjusted EBIT

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, adjusted EBIT was $1,374 million, an increase of $343 million over the comparable period in 2015. Growth in consolidated adjusted EBIT was largely driven by stronger contributions from the Liquids Pipelines segment which benefitted from a number of new assets that were placed into service in 2015, the most prominent being the expansion of the Company’s mainline system in the third quarter of 2015, as well as the reversal and expansion of Line 9B and completion of the Southern Access Extension Project (Southern Access Extension) in the fourth quarter of 2015, which have provided access to the Eastern Canada and Patoka markets, respectively. The Canadian Mainline contribution increased primarily due to higher throughput that resulted from strong oil sands production in western Canada combined with contributions from the new assets placed into service in 2015, as well as a higher quarter-over-quarter average Canadian Mainline International Joint Tariff (IJT) Residual Benchmark Toll. The Lakehead System also experienced quarter-over-quarter growth in adjusted EBIT, mainly due to higher throughput and contributions from new assets placed into service in 2015. In the first quarter of 2016, the Company also benefitted from stronger adjusted EBIT contributions from the United States Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast, mainly attributed to increased transportation revenues resulting from an increase in the level of committed take-or-pay volumes on Flanagan South Pipeline (Flanagan South) and higher tariffs on Flanagan South and Seaway Pipeline.

 

Within the Gas Distribution segment, EGD generated higher adjusted EBIT in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period, primarily attributable to higher distribution charges arising from growth in its rate base and the impact of operating under interim rates for the first three months of 2015, and lower storage and transportation costs.

 

The Gas Pipelines and Processing segment benefitted from strong contributions from Alliance Pipeline under its new services framework that came into effect in the fourth quarter of 2015, and from higher throughput on certain Enbridge Offshore Pipelines (Offshore). However, these positive effects were offset by weaker contributions from Aux Sable due to lower fractionation margins, and lower volumes on US Midstream pipelines due to reduced drilling by producers.

 

The Green Power and Transmission segment’s adjusted EBIT was lower as a result of disruptions at certain eastern Canadian wind farms due to winter weather conditions which caused icing of wind turbines, as well as weaker wind and solar resources at certain facilities.

 

Adjusted EBIT from Energy Services decreased when compared with the first quarter of 2015 as lower oil prices compressed crude oil location and quality differentials and lower seasonal volatility of natural gas prices resulted in fewer arbitrage opportunities and weaker margin revenue through which to recover demand charges on certain facilities where the Company holds committed transportation capacity.

 

Adjusted Earnings

Adjusted earnings were $663 million, or $0.76 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with $468 million, or $0.56 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

 

Partially offsetting the quarter-over-quarter adjusted EBIT growth discussed above was higher interest expense resulting from the incurrence of incremental debt to fund asset growth and the impact of refinancing construction debt with longer-term debt financing. The amount of interest capitalized period-over-period also decreased as a result of projects coming into service.

 

Income taxes increased in the first quarter of 2016 largely due to the quarter-over-quarter increase in earnings.

 

The above noted negative impacts were offset slightly by a decrease in the adjusted earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests in Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP). Although EEP reflected higher quarter-over-quarter contributions from its liquids pipelines businesses, there was a decrease in EEP’s overall quarter-over-quarter contribution to adjusted earnings primarily due to higher interest expense.

 

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Finally, interest expense, income taxes and noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests were also impacted by adjustments for unusual, non-recurring and non-operating factors.

 

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION – ADJUSTED EBIT TO ACFFO

To facilitate understanding of the relationship between adjusted EBIT and ACFFO, the following table provides a reconciliation of these two key non-GAAP measures.

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

2016

2015

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

1,374

1,031

Depreciation and amortization1

559

474

Maintenance capital2

(151)

(152)

 

1,782

1,353

Interest expense3

(394)

(293)

Current income taxes3

(47)

(26)

Preference share dividends

(73)

(71)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(184)

(158)

Distributions to redeemable noncontrolling interests

(42)

(27)

Cash distributions in excess of/(less than) equity earnings3

(22)

46

Other non-cash adjustments

94

(22)

Available cash flow from operations (ACFFO)

1,114

802

1  Depreciation and amortization:

 

 

Liquids Pipelines

346

280

Gas Distribution

80

77

Gas Pipelines and Processing

74

65

Green Power and Transmission

48

46

Eliminations and Other

11

6

 

559

474

2  Maintenance capital:

 

 

Liquids Pipelines

(43)

(62)

Gas Distribution

(81)

(63)

Gas Pipelines and Processing

(11)

(7)

Green Power and Transmission

(1)

-

Eliminations and Other

(15)

(20)

 

(151)

(152)

3          These balances are presented net of adjusting items.

 

Available Cash Flow from Operations

ACFFO was $1,114 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with $802 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The Company experienced strong quarter-over-quarter growth in ACFFO which was driven by the same factors as discussed in Adjusted EBIT above.

 

Maintenance capital expenditures were comparable period-over-period as higher expenditure in the Company’s Gas Distribution and Gas Pipelines and Processing segments were offset by lower maintenance capital expenditures in the Liquids Pipelines segment which reflected a shift in the timing of maintenance activity within the year. Maintenance capital expenditures across all business segments are expected to be higher over the full 2016 year as the Company continues to invest in its maintenance capital program to support the safety and reliability of its operations.

 

Partially offsetting the quarter-over-quarter increase in ACFFO was higher interest expense as discussed in Adjusted Earnings above.

 

The increase in ACFFO was also partially offset by increased distributions to noncontrolling interests in EEP and to redeemable noncontrolling interests in Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund). Distributions were

 

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higher in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015 mainly as a result of increased public ownership and distributions per unit in EEP and the Fund.

 

The ACFFO also includes cash distributions from the Company’s equity investments. Cash distributions in the first quarter of 2016 were $186 million compared with $179 million of cash distributions received in the first quarter of 2015. Although the cash distributions period-over-period slightly increased, earnings from such investments in the first quarter of 2016 were much higher compared with the corresponding 2015 period.

 

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION – ACFFO

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash provided by operating activities (a GAAP measure) to ACFFO.

 

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations

 

1,861

 

1,521

 

Adjusted for changes in operating assets and liabilities1

 

(122)

 

(147)

 

 

 

1,739

 

1,374

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

(184)

 

(158)

 

Distributions to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(42)

 

(27)

 

Preference share dividends

 

(73)

 

(71)

 

Maintenance capital expenditures2

 

(151)

 

(152)

 

Significant adjusting items:

 

 

 

 

 

Weather normalization

 

13

 

(33)

 

Project development and transaction costs

 

-

 

2

 

Realized inventory revaluation allowance3

 

(268)

 

(133)

 

Other items

 

80

 

-

 

Available cash flow from operations (ACFFO)

 

1,114

 

802

 

 

1    Changes in operating assets and liabilities include changes in environmental liabilities, net of recoveries.

2    Maintenance capital expenditures are expenditures that are required for the ongoing support and maintenance of the existing pipeline system or that are necessary to maintain the service capability of the existing assets (including the replacement of components that are worn, obsolete or completing their useful lives). For the purpose of ACFFO, maintenance capital excludes expenditures that extend asset useful lives, increase capacities from existing levels or reduce costs to enhance revenues or provide enhancements to the service capability of the existing assets.

3    Realized inventory revaluation allowance relates to losses on sale of previously written down inventory for which there is an approximate offsetting realized derivative gain in ACFFO.

 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

 

COMMON SHARE ISSUANCES

On March 1, 2016, the Company completed the issuance of 56.5 million common shares at a price of $40.70 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $2.3 billion. The proceeds are being used to reduce short-term indebtedness pending reinvestment in capital projects and are expected to be sufficient to fulfill equity funding requirements for Enbridge’s current commercially secured growth program through the end of 2017.

 

On April 20, 2016, the Company’s affiliate Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (ENF) completed a public equity offering of 20.4 million common shares at a price of $28.25 per share (the Offering Price) for gross proceeds of $575 million. Concurrent with the closing of the equity offering, Enbridge subscribed for 5.1 million common shares at a price of $28.25 per share, for total proceeds of $143 million, on a private placement basis to maintain its 19.9% ownership interest in ENF. ENF used the proceeds from the sale of the common shares to subscribe for additional ordinary trust units of the Fund (Fund Units) at the Offering Price. The proceeds from the issuance of the Fund Units are being used to repay short-term indebtedness pending investment in the secured growth capital programs of Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (EPI). Upon closing of the transaction, Enbridge’s total economic interest in the Fund Group (comprising the Fund, Enbridge Commercial Trust, Enbridge Income Partners LP (EIPLP) and its subsidiaries and investees), through its ownership of ENF, decreased from 89.3% as at March 31, 2016 to 86.9%.

 

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UNITED STATES SPONSORED VEHICLE STRATEGY

On May 2, 2016, EEP announced that it is evaluating opportunities to strengthen its business in light of the current commodity price environment which is particularly impacting the performance of its natural gas gathering and processing assets. As part of this evaluation, EEP is exploring strategic alternatives for its investments in Midcoast Operating Partners, L.P. and Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. (MEP). These various strategic alternatives may include, but are not necessarily limited to: asset sales; mergers, joint ventures, reorganizations or recapitalizations; and further reductions in operating and capital expenditures. The evaluation process is in its initial stage and is ongoing, and no decision on any particular strategic alternative has been reached by EEP.

 

Enbridge has a large inventory of United States liquid pipeline assets which would be well suited to EEP, and Enbridge has previously indicated that it would from time to time consider drop down opportunities to EEP of these assets. However, in light of current market conditions, and their effect on EEP’s financing capacity, it is unlikely that any such drop down transactions will be pursued in the near term.

 

LIQUIDS PIPELINES

Wildfires in Northeastern Alberta

During the first week of May 2016, extreme wildfires in northeastern Alberta resulted in the shutdown of a number of oil sands production facilities and the evacuation of approximately 88,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray which serves as a commercial and regional logistics centre for the oil sands region and a home to a significant portion of the oil sands workforce.

 

Enbridge’s facilities in the region were largely unaffected, however, as a precautionary measure on May 4, 2016, the Company shut down and evacuated its Cheecham terminal and curtailed operations at its Athabasca terminal. It also isolated and shut down pipelines in and out of the Cheecham terminal and shut down or curtailed operations on other pipelines it operates in the region.

 

With the risk to people and facilities abating, the Company is coordinating with emergency response, public safety and utility officials to restore power and make any necessary repairs to its systems while working closely with producers in the region to restart and return its regional pipeline systems to full operation. The time required to return to full operation will be dependent on a number of factors including the ability to readily access facilities and re-establish power supply while firefighting and emergency response efforts continue in the region.

 

It is estimated that since the shutdown of Enbridge’s facilities, deliveries from the Company’s regional oil sands pipelines have been reduced by approximately 900,000 barrels per day. Management currently expects that system capacity will be restored over the next few days subject to ongoing access to facilities. Given the evolving nature of the situation, the impact of the wildfires on the financial performance of the Company cannot be accurately estimated at this time. However, the disruption of service on the regional oil sands pipeline system and corresponding impacts on Enbridge’s downstream pipelines, under a variety of restart scenarios, is not expected to significantly impact the Company’s financial performance in 2016.

 

Lakehead System Line 6B Crude Oil Release

EEP continues to perform necessary remediation, restoration and monitoring of the areas affected by the Line 6B crude oil release. All the initiatives EEP is undertaking in the monitoring and restoration phase are intended to restore the crude oil release area to the satisfaction of the appropriate regulatory authorities.

 

As at March 31, 2016, EEP’s total cost estimate for the Line 6B crude oil release is US$1.2 billion ($195 million after-tax attributable to Enbridge). As at March 31, 2016, the liability increased by US$15 million, as compared to December 31, 2015, due to an increase in estimated civil penalties under the Clean Water Act of the United States (Clean Water Act), as described below under Legal and Regulatory Proceedings.

 

Expected losses associated with the Line 6B crude oil release included those costs that were considered probable and that could be reasonably estimated as at March 31, 2016. Despite the efforts EEP has made to ensure the reasonableness of its estimates, there continues to be the potential for EEP to incur additional costs in connection with this crude oil release due to variations in any or all of the cost categories, including modified or revised requirements from regulatory agencies, in addition to fines and penalties and expenditures associated with litigation and settlement of claims.

 

Insurance Recoveries

EEP is included in the comprehensive insurance program that is maintained by Enbridge for its subsidiaries and affiliates. On May 1 of each year, the commercial liability insurance program is renewed and includes coverage that is consistent with coverage considered customary for its industry and includes coverage for environmental incidents excluding costs for fines and penalties.

 

A majority of the costs incurred in connection with the crude oil release for Line 6B are covered by Enbridge’s comprehensive insurance policy that expired on April 30, 2011, which had an aggregate limit of US$650 million for pollution liability for Enbridge and its affiliates. Including EEP’s remediation spending through March 31, 2016, costs related to Line 6B exceeded the limits of the coverage available under this insurance policy. Additionally, fines and penalties would not be covered under prior or existing insurance policies. As at March 31, 2016, EEP has recorded total insurance recoveries of US$547 million ($80 million after-tax attributable to Enbridge) for the Line 6B crude oil release out of the US$650 million aggregate limit. EEP will record receivables for additional amounts it claims for recovery pursuant to its insurance policies during the period it deems recovery to be probable.

 

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In March 2013, EEP and Enbridge filed a lawsuit against the insurers of US$145 million of coverage, as one particular insurer is disputing the recovery eligibility for costs related to EEP’s claim on the Line 6B crude oil release and the other remaining insurers asserted that their payment was predicated on the outcome of the recovery from that insurer. EEP received a partial recovery of US$42 million from the other remaining insurers and amended its lawsuit such that it included only one insurer.

 

Of the remaining US$103 million coverage limit, US$85 million was the subject matter of a lawsuit Enbridge filed against one particular insurer. In March 2015, Enbridge reached an agreement with that insurer to submit the US$85 million claim to binding arbitration. The recovery of the remaining US$18 million is awaiting resolution of that arbitration. While EEP believes that those costs are eligible for recovery, there can be no assurance that EEP will prevail in the arbitration.

 

Enbridge has renewed its comprehensive property and liability insurance programs, which are effective May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017 with a liability program aggregate limit of US$900 million, which includes sudden and accidental pollution liability. In the unlikely event that multiple insurable incidents which in aggregate exceed coverage limits occur within the same insurance period, the total insurance coverage will be allocated among Enbridge entities on an equitable basis based on an insurance allocation agreement among Enbridge and its subsidiaries.

 

Legal and Regulatory Proceedings

A number of United States governmental agencies and regulators have initiated investigations into the Line 6B crude oil release. Four actions or claims are pending against Enbridge, EEP or their affiliates in United States state courts in connection with the Line 6B crude oil release. Based on the current status of these cases, the Company does not expect the outcome of these actions to be material to the Company’s results of operations or financial condition.

 

As at March 31, 2016, included in EEP’s total estimated costs related to the Line 6B crude oil release is US$63 million in fines and penalties. Of this amount, US$55 million related to civil penalties under the Clean Water Act. While no final fine or penalty has been assessed or agreed to date, EEP believes that, based on the best information available at this time, the US$55 million represents EEP’s estimate of the amount which may be assessed, excluding costs of injunctive relief that may be agreed to with the relevant governmental agencies. Given the complexity of settlement negotiations, which EEP expects will continue, and the limited information available to assess the matter, EEP is unable to reasonably estimate the final penalty which might be incurred or to reasonably estimate a range of outcomes at this time. Injunctive relief is likely to include further measures directed toward enhancing spill prevention, leak detection and emergency response to environmental events. The cost of compliance with such measures could be material. Discussions with governmental agencies regarding fines, penalties and injunctive relief are ongoing.

 

Seaway Pipeline Regulatory Matters

Seaway Crude Pipeline System (Seaway Pipeline) filed an application for market-based rates in December 2011. In relation to the original market-based rate application, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its decision rejecting Seaway Pipeline’s application for market-based rates in February 2014. In that decision, the FERC also announced a new methodology for determining whether a pipeline has market power and invited Seaway Pipeline to refile its market-based rate application consistent with the new policy. In December 2014, Seaway Pipeline filed a new market-based rates application. Several parties filed comments in opposition alleging that the application should be denied because Seaway Pipeline has market power in both its receipt and destination markets. On September 17, 2015, the FERC issued its decision setting the application for hearing. The case has been assigned to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The oral hearing with respect to the application will start on July 7, 2016. The ALJ will then issue its initial decision on the application by December 1, 2016. The ALJ’s initial decision will then be considered by the FERC Commissioners, who can accept or reject the initial decision in full or in part. It is unclear when the FERC Commissioners’ decision with respect to market based rates will be received as there is no timing requirement applicable to it.

 

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Additionally, in a February 1, 2016 order, the FERC upheld Seaway Pipeline’s current committed rates structure and reversed a prior ALJ decision reducing those rates to cost-based levels. With respect to the uncommitted rates, the FERC permitted Seaway Pipeline to include the full Enbridge purchase price (including goodwill) in rate base. FERC’s other cost-of-service rulings regarding the uncommitted rates were also largely favourable to Seaway Pipeline. A compliance filing calculating revised rates was filed on March 17, 2016.

 

GAS DISTRIBUTION

Enbridge Gas New Brunswick Inc. – Regulatory Matters

In February 2016, a trial of the action initiated on February 4, 2014 by Enbridge Gas New Brunswick Inc. (EGNB) against the Government of New Brunswick was heard by the New Brunswick courts. There has been no decision yet issued on the matter. The action seeks damages for improper extinguishment of a deferred regulatory asset that was eliminated from EGNB’s Consolidated Statements of Financial Position in 2012, due to legislative and regulatory changes enacted by the Government of New Brunswick in that year.

 

There is no assurance that this or any other action presently maintained by EGNB against the Province of New Brunswick will be successful or will result in any recovery.

 

GROWTH PROJECTS – COMMERCIALLY SECURED PROJECTS

 

The following table summarizes the current status of the Company’s commercially secured projects, organized by business segment.

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated
Capital Cost

1

Expenditures
to Date

2

Expected
In-Service
Date

 

Status

(Canadian dollars, unless stated otherwise)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIQUIDS PIPELINES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

Eastern Access (EEP) 3

 

US$0.3 billion

 

US$0.2 billion

 

2016

 

Under
construction

2.

 

JACOS Hangingstone Project (the Fund Group)

 

$0.2 billion

 

$0.1 billion

 

2016

 

Under
construction

3.

 

Regional Oil Sands Optimization Project (the Fund Group)

 

$2.6 billion

 

$1.8 billion

 

2017

 

Under
construction

4.

 

Norlite Pipeline System (the Fund Group)4

 

$1.3 billion

 

$0.5 billion

 

2017

 

Under
construction

5.

 

Lakehead System Mainline Expansion (EEP)3

 

US$0.8 billion

 

US$0.6 billion

 

2016-2019
(in phases)

 

Under
construction

6.

 

Canadian Line 3 Replacement Program (the Fund Group)

 

$4.9 billion

 

$1.1 billion

 

2019

 

Pre-
construction

7.

 

U.S. Line 3 Replacement Program (EEP)

 

US$2.6 billion

 

US$0.4 billion

 

2019

 

Pre-
construction

8.

 

Sandpiper Project (EEP)5

 

US$2.6 billion

 

US$0.8 billion

 

2019

 

Pre-
construction

 

GAS DISTRIBUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

 

 

Greater Toronto Area Project

 

$0.9 billion

 

$0.8 billion

 

2016

 

Complete

 

GAS PIPELINES AND PROCESSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

 

Walker Ridge Gas Gathering System

 

US$0.4 billion

 

US$0.3 billion

 

2014-TBD
(in phases)

 

Complete

11.

 

 

Big Foot Oil Pipeline

 

US$0.2 billion

 

US$0.2 billion

 

TBD

 

Complete

 

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Estimated
Capital Cost

1

Expenditures
to Date

2

Expected
In-Service
Date

 

Status

12.

 

Eaglebine Gathering (EEP)

 

US$0.2 billion

 

US$0.1 billion

 

2015-TBD
(in phases)

 

Complete
(Phase 1)

13.

 

 

Heidelberg Oil Pipeline

 

US$0.1 billion

 

US$0.1 billion

 

2016

 

Complete

14.

 

Tupper Main and Tupper West Gas Plants6

 

$0.5 billion

 

$0.1 billion

 

2016

 

Acquisition
completed

15.

 

Aux Sable Extraction Plant Expansion

 

US$0.1 billion

 

No significant expenditures to date

 

2016

 

Under
construction

16.

 

Stampede Oil Pipeline

 

US$0.2 billion

 

US$0.1 billion

 

2018

 

Under
construction

 

GREEN POWER AND TRANSMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

 

New Creek Wind Project

 

US$0.2 billion

 

No significant expenditures to date

 

2016

 

Under
construction

18.

 

Rampion Offshore Wind Project

 

$0.8 billion
(£0.37 billion)

 

$0.2 billion
(£0.10 billion)

 

2018

 

Under
construction

 

1    These amounts are estimates and are subject to upward or downward adjustment based on various factors. Where appropriate, the amounts reflect Enbridge’s share of joint venture projects.

2    Expenditures to date reflect total cumulative expenditures incurred from inception of the project up to March 31, 2016.

3    The Eastern Access and Lakehead System Mainline Expansion projects are funded 75% by Enbridge and 25% by EEP.

4    Enbridge will construct and operate the Norlite Pipeline System (Norlite). Keyera Corp. will fund 30% of the project.

5    The Company will construct and operate the Sandpiper Project (Sandpiper). Marathon Petroleum Corporation will fund 37.5% of the project.

6    A deposit of approximately $0.1 billion was made in the first quarter of 2016, with the remaining purchase price payment of approximately $0.4 billion upon closing of the transaction in April 2016.

 

The description of each of the above projects is provided in the Company’s 2015 annual MD&A. Any significant updates since February 19, 2016, the date of the original filing of the Company’s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2015, are discussed below.

 

LIQUIDS PIPELINES

Eastern Access (EEP)

The Eastern Access initiative includes a series of Enbridge and EEP crude oil pipeline projects to provide increased access to refineries in the upper midwest United States and eastern Canada. The majority of the Canadian and United States components of Eastern Access initiative were completed between 2013 and 2015. The remaining component of the Eastern Access initiative is the further upsizing of EEP’s Line 6B. The Line 6B capacity expansion from Griffith, Indiana to Stockbridge, Michigan will increase capacity from 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 570,000 bpd and will include pump station modifications at the Griffith, Niles and Mendon stations, additional modifications at the Griffith and Stockbridge terminals and breakout tankage at Stockbridge. This expansion is expected to be placed into service in mid-2016 at an estimated cost of approximately US$0.3 billion, with expenditures to date of approximately US$0.2 billion.

 

The Eastern Access projects undertaken by EEP are being funded 75% by Enbridge and 25% by EEP. Within one year of the final in-service date of the collective projects, EEP will have the option to increase its economic interest held at that time by up to an additional 15%. On July 30, 2015, Enbridge and EEP reached an agreement to forego distributions to Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (EELP) for its interests in the Eastern Access projects until the second quarter of 2016. EELP holds partnership interests in assets that are jointly funded by Enbridge and EEP, including the Eastern Access projects. In return, Enbridge’s capital funding contribution requirements to the Eastern Access projects will be netted against its foregone cash distribution.

 

Norlite Pipeline System (the Fund Group)

The Company is undertaking the development of Norlite, a new industry diluent pipeline originating from Edmonton, Alberta to meet the needs of multiple producers in the Athabasca oil sands region. Based on current engineering design, the project is now expected to provide an initial capacity of approximately

 

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218,000 bpd of diluent, with the potential to be further expanded to approximately 465,000 bpd of capacity.

 

Lakehead System Mainline Expansion (EEP)

The Lakehead System Mainline Expansion includes several projects to expand capacity of the Lakehead System mainline between its origin at the Canada/United States border, near Neche, North Dakota to Flanagan, Illinois. These projects are in addition to expansions of the Lakehead System mainline being undertaken as part of the Eastern Access initiative and include the expansion of Alberta Clipper (Line 67) and Southern Access (Line 61) and the construction of the Spearhead North Twin pipeline (Line 78). The expansion of Line 67 and construction of Line 78 were completed in 2015.

 

The Alberta Clipper expansion remains subject to an amendment to the current Presidential border crossing permit to allow for operation of Line 67 at its currently planned operating capacity of 800,000 bpd. The timing of receipt of the amendment to the Presidential border crossing permit to allow for increased flow on Alberta Clipper across the border cannot be determined at this time. A number of temporary system optimization actions have been undertaken to substantially mitigate any impact on throughput associated with any delays in obtaining this amendment.

 

The remaining scope of the Lakehead System Mainline Expansion includes the Southern Access expansion between Superior, Wisconsin and Flanagan, Illinois. The Southern Access expansion requires only the addition of pumping horsepower with no pipeline construction. By October of 2015, 950,000 bpd of the capacity expansion was completed in phases and placed in service at a cost of approximately US$0.5 billion. Additional tankage is expected to cost approximately US$0.4 billion with various completion dates that began in the third quarter of 2015 and are expected to continue through the third quarter of 2016. In conjunction with shippers, a decision was made to delay the in-service date of the remaining expansion phase to increase the pipeline capacity to 1,200,000 bpd to align more closely with the anticipated in-service date for the United States portion of the Line 3 Replacement Program (U.S. L3R Program) and Sandpiper. This phase of the project is expected to cost US$0.4 billion.

 

The remaining components of Southern Access expansion are expected to cost approximately US$0.8 billion, with expenditures incurred to date of approximately US$0.6 billion. EEP will operate the project on a cost-of-service basis. The Lakehead System Mainline Expansion is funded 75% by Enbridge and 25% by EEP. EEP has the option to increase its economic interest held by up to an additional 15% at cost. On July 30, 2015, Enbridge and EEP reached an agreement to forego distributions to EELP for its interests in the Lakehead System Mainline Expansion until the second quarter of 2016. EELP holds partnership interests in assets that are jointly funded by Enbridge and EEP, including the Lakehead System Mainline Expansion. In return, Enbridge’s capital funding contribution requirements to the Lakehead System Mainline Expansion will be netted against its foregone cash distribution.

 

Line 3 Replacement Program

In 2014, Enbridge and EEP jointly announced that shipper support was received for investment in the Line 3 Replacement Program (L3R Program). The L3R Program includes the Canadian portion of the L3R Program (Canadian L3R Program) and the U.S. L3R Program.

 

Canadian Line 3 Replacement Program (the Fund Group)

The Canadian L3R Program will complement existing integrity programs by replacing approximately 1,084 kilometres (673 miles) of the remaining line segments of the existing Line 3 pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta and Gretna, Manitoba.

 

In April 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) issued final conditions and a recommendation to the Federal Cabinet (the Cabinet) to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the construction and operation of the pipeline and related facilities. The NEB found that the Canadian L3R Program is in the Canadian public interest. A decision by the Cabinet was expected to be issued three months following the NEB recommendation per guidelines; however, because of the Federal Government’s January 27, 2016 announcement that, outside of the NEB process for industry projects, it has directed Federal agencies to conduct assessments of direct and upstream greenhouse gas (GHG)

 

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emissions and incremental consultation with affected communities and Indigenous peoples, the Minister of Natural Resources intends to seek an extension of four months to the Government’s legislated decision-making time limit (to seven months in total). As a result, Enbridge expects a decision from the Cabinet by the end of November 2016.

 

Also in April 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada published a draft review of related upstream GHG emissions estimates for Enbridge’s Canadian L3R Program and opened a 30 day public comment period on the draft. The draft review estimates that the upstream GHG emissions in Canada associated with the production and processing of crude oil transported by the Canadian L3R Program, based on a capacity of 760,000 bpd, could be between 19 and 26 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. The draft also found that the estimated emissions are not necessarily incremental; the degree to which the estimated emissions would be incremental depends on the expected price of oil, the availability and costs of other transportation modes, such as crude by rail, and whether other pipeline projects are built. Once the public comment period has closed and the report is finalized, it will be provided to the Cabinet for consideration.

 

Enbridge reached a settlement agreement with landowner associations representing Line 3 landowners in Canada and as a result these parties withdrew from the hearing process and have expressed their support for the project. The NEB found these agreements to be a persuasive factor in favour of the reasonableness of Enbridge’s decommissioning plan.

 

Subject to regulatory and other approvals, the Canadian L3R Program is targeted to be completed in early 2019 at an estimated capital cost of approximately $4.9 billion, with expenditures to date of approximately $1.1 billion. With a delay in construction, the cost of this project is expected to increase. The Company continues to review the estimated cost of this project. Costs of the Canadian L3R Program will be recovered through a 15-year toll surcharge mechanism under the Competitive Toll Settlement (CTS).

 

United States Line 3 Replacement Program (EEP)

The U.S. L3R Program will complement existing integrity programs by replacing approximately 576 kilometres (358 miles) of the remaining line segments of the existing Line 3 pipeline between Neche, North Dakota and Superior, Wisconsin.

 

EEP is in the process of obtaining the appropriate permits for constructing the U.S. L3R Program in Minnesota. The project requires both a Certificate of Need and an approval of the pipeline’s route (Route Permit) from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MNPUC). The MNPUC found both the Certificate of Need and Route Permit applications for the U.S. L3R Program through Minnesota to be complete and sent the Certificate of Need application to the ALJ for a pre-hearing meeting to establish a schedule. With respect to the Route Permit, the Minnesota Department of Commerce held public scoping meetings in August 2015. As a result of the Court of Appeals decision with respect to EEP’s Sandpiper pipeline project discussed below, the ALJ requested direction on how to proceed with the Certificate of Need process for Line 3. On February 1, 2016, the MNPUC issued a written order (the U.S. L3R Order) joining the Line 3 Certificate of Need and Route Permit dockets, requiring the Department of Commerce to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before Certificate of Need and Route Permit processes commence and sent the cases to the Office of Administrative Hearings with direction to re-start the process. On February 5, 2016, EEP filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the requirement to provide an EIS ahead of the commencement of the Certificate of Need and Route Permit proceedings noted in the U.S. L3R Order. At a hearing held on March 24, 2016, the MNPUC denied the Petition for Reconsideration. With the issuance of the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) on April 11, 2016, the MNPUC has commenced the EIS process. Consultation regarding the EAW, which defines the scope of the EIS, commenced with a series of public meetings in communities in Minnesota on April 25, 2016 which will conclude on May 13, 2016. The ALJ who is overseeing the Line 3 Certificate of Need and Route Permit processes has ordered a scheduling conference for May 16, 2016 at which the timeline for the Certificate of Need and Route Permit processes will be discussed.

 

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Subject to regulatory and other approvals, the U.S. L3R Program is now expected to be completed in early 2019 at an estimated capital cost of approximately US$2.6 billion, with expenditures to date of approximately US$0.4 billion. The Company continues to review the impact of the U.S. L3R Order on the U.S. L3R Program’s schedule and cost estimates. The U.S. L3R Program will be jointly funded by Enbridge and EEP at participation levels that are subject to finalization. EEP will recover the costs based on its existing Facilities Surcharge Mechanism with the initial term of the agreement being 15 years. For the purpose of the toll surcharge, the agreement specifies a 30-year recovery of the capital based on a cost of service methodology.

 

Sandpiper Project (EEP)

As part of the Light Oil Market Access Program initiative, EEP plans to undertake Sandpiper, which will expand and extend EEP’s North Dakota feeder system. The Bakken takeaway capacity of the North Dakota System will be expanded by 225,000 bpd to a total of 580,000 bpd. The proposed expansion will involve construction of a 965-kilometre (600-mile) line from Beaver Lodge Station near Tioga, North Dakota to the Superior, Wisconsin mainline system terminal. The new line will twin the existing 210,000 bpd North Dakota System mainline, which now terminates at Clearbrook Terminal in Minnesota, by adding 250,000 bpd of capacity between Tioga and Berthold, North Dakota and 225,000 bpd of capacity between Berthold and Clearbrook, both with new 24-inch diameter pipelines, as well as adding 375,000 bpd of capacity between Clearbrook and Superior with a new 30-inch diameter pipeline.

 

EEP is in the process of obtaining the appropriate permits for constructing Sandpiper in Minnesota. The project requires both a Certificate of Need and Route Permit from the MNPUC. Sandpiper and U.S. L3R Program are being processed independently by the MNPUC; however, because the two projects follow the same route in eastern Minnesota, the MNPUC has required that the agencies prepare the environmental assessment jointly for the two projects before publishing a separate EIS for each project.

 

On August 3, 2015, the MNPUC issued an order granting a Certificate of Need and a separate order restarting the Route Permit proceedings. On September 14, 2015, the Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the MNPUC’s Certificate of Need order stating that an EIS must be prepared prior to reaching a final decision in cases where proceedings have been separated and handled sequentially. On January 11, 2016, the MNPUC issued a written order (the Sandpiper Order) re-joining the Certificate of Need and Route Permit process, requiring the Department of Commerce to commence preparation of an EIS, ordering the Office of Administrative Hearings to recommence processing the Certificate of Need and Route Permit applications but to take judicial notice of the record already developed for the Certificate of Need and to require that a final EIS be issued before the Certificate of Need and Route Permit processes commence. On February 1, 2016, EEP filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the requirement to provide an EIS ahead of the commencement of the Certificate of Need and Route Permit noted in the Sandpiper Order. At a hearing held on March 24, 2016, the MNPUC denied the Petition for Reconsideration. With the issuance of the EAW on April 11, 2016, the MNPUC has commenced the EIS process. Consultation regarding the EAW, which defines the scope of the EIS, commenced with a series of public meetings in communities in Minnesota on April 25, 2016 which will conclude on May 13, 2016.

 

Subject to regulatory and other approvals, Sandpiper is expected to be completed in early 2019 at an estimated capital cost of approximately US$2.6 billion, with expenditures incurred to date of approximately US$0.8 billion. The Company continues to review the impact of the Sandpiper Order on the project’s schedule and cost estimates.

 

GAS DISTRIBUTION

Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Project

EGD undertook the expansion of its natural gas distribution system in the GTA to meet the demands of growth and to continue the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to current and future customers. The GTA project involved the construction of two new segments of pipeline, a 27-kilometre (17-mile), 42-inch diameter pipeline (Western segment) and a 23-kilometre (14-mile), 36-inch diameter pipeline (Eastern segment) as well as related facilities to upgrade the existing distribution system that delivers natural gas to several municipalities in the GTA. Both the Western and Eastern segments were placed into service in

 

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March 2016. The total project cost, which includes installation and upgrade of two additional stations through 2017, is estimated to be approximately $0.9 billion, with expenditures up to March 31, 2016 of approximately $0.8 billion.

 

GAS PIPELINES AND PROCESSING

Tupper Main and Tupper West Gas Plants

In April 2016, Enbridge completed the acquisition of the Tupper Main and Tupper West gas plants (the Tupper Plants) and associated pipelines from a Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation (Murphy Oil) for a purchase price of approximately $0.5 billion. A deposit of approximately $0.1 billion was made in the first quarter of 2016, with the remaining purchase price payment of approximately $0.4 billion paid upon closing of the transaction in April 2016. The Tupper Plants have a combined total licensed capacity of 320 million cubic feet per day and are located within the Montney gas play, 35-kilometres southwest of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, adjacent to Enbridge’s existing Sexsmith gathering system and close to the Alliance Pipeline, which is 50% owned by the Fund Group. These assets, including 53-kilometres of high pressure pipelines, are currently in operation and are underpinned by long-term take-or-pay contracts.

 

Aux Sable Extraction Plant Expansion

In 2014, the Company approved the expansion of fractionation capacity and related facilities at the Aux Sable extraction and fractionation plant located in Channahon, Illinois. The expansion will serve the growing NGL-rich gas stream on the Alliance Pipeline, allow for effective management of Alliance Pipeline’s downstream natural gas heat content and support additional production and sale of NGL products. The expansion is expected to provide approximately 24,500 bpd of incremental fractionation capacity and is now expected to be placed into service in the third quarter of 2016. The Company’s share of the project cost is approximately US$0.1 billion.

 

OTHER ANNOUNCED PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

 

The following projects have been announced by the Company, but have not yet met Enbridge’s criteria to be classified as commercially secured. The Company also has additional attractive projects under development that have not yet progressed to the point of public announcement.

 

LIQUIDS PIPELINES

Northern Gateway Project

Northern Gateway Project (Northern Gateway) involves constructing a twin 1,178-kilometre (731-mile) pipeline system from near Edmonton, Alberta to a new marine terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. One pipeline would transport crude oil for export from the Edmonton area to Kitimat and is proposed to be a 36-inch diameter line with an initial capacity of 525,000 bpd. The other pipeline would be used to transport imported condensate from Kitimat to the Edmonton area and is proposed to be a 20-inch diameter line with an initial capacity of 193,000 bpd.

 

In June 2014, the Governor in Council approved Northern Gateway, subject to 209 conditions following the recommendation from the Joint Review Panel (JRP). The Company continues to work closely with its customers in advancing this project to open West Coast market access and is making progress in fulfilling the conditions and building relationships and trust with communities and Aboriginal groups along the proposed route. One of the 209 conditions, the sunset clause, also specifies that the Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity will expire on December 31, 2016, unless construction starts by that date or the NEB otherwise directs. On May 6, 2016, Northern Gateway and the 31 Aboriginal equity partners who are part owners in Northern Gateway requested that the NEB grants a three year extension to the sunset clause, in order to provide time to secure legal and regulatory certainty and to continue consultations with Aboriginal communities.

 

Nine applications to the Federal Court of Appeal (Federal Court) for leave for judicial review of the Order in Council were filed in July 2014. The applicants made two basic arguments in seeking leave. First, they argued that the JRP report and the Order in Council contain evidentiary gaps or gaps in reasoning. Second, they alleged that the Crown failed to discharge its constitutional duty to consult and, if appropriate, accommodate the Aboriginal applicants.

 

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The Federal Court consolidated the nine applications into one proceeding. The hearing of these applications commenced in Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 1, 2015 and concluded on October 8, 2015. Depending on the outcome of these proceedings, which is anticipated for 2016, an application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada is a possibility.

 

The Company reviewed an updated cost estimate of Northern Gateway based on full engineering analysis of the pipeline route and terminal location. Based on this comprehensive review, the Company expects that the final cost of the project will be substantially higher than the preliminary cost figures included in the Northern Gateway filing with the JRP, which reflected a preliminary estimate prepared in 2004 and escalated to 2010. The drivers behind this substantial increase include the significant costs associated with escalation of labour and construction costs, satisfying the 209 conditions imposed in the Governor in Council approval, a larger portion of high cost pipeline terrain, more extensive terminal site rock excavations and a delayed anticipated in-service date. Expenditures to date, which relate primarily to the regulatory process, are approximately $0.6 billion, of which approximately half is being funded by potential shippers on Northern Gateway.

 

The in-service date of the project will be dependent upon the timing and outcome of judicial reviews, continued commercial support, receipt of regulatory and other approvals and adequately addressing landowner and local community concerns (including those of Aboriginal communities). Of the 48 Aboriginal groups eligible to participate as equity owners, 31 have signed up to do so.

 

Given the many uncertainties surrounding Northern Gateway, including final ownership structure, the potential financial impact of the project cannot be determined at this time.

 

The JRP posts public filings related to Northern Gateway on its website at http://gatewaypanel.review-examen.gc.ca/clf-nsi/hm-eng.html and Northern Gateway also maintains a website at www.northerngateway.ca where the full regulatory application submitted to the NEB, the 2010 Enbridge Northern Gateway Community Social Responsibility Report and the December 19, 2013 Report of the JRP on the Northern Gateway Application are available. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of the information contained on, or connected to, the JRP website or the Northern Gateway website is incorporated by reference in, or otherwise part, of this MD&A.

 

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FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

LIQUIDS PIPELINES

Earnings before Interest and Income Taxes

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Mainline

 

309

 

160

 

Lakehead System

 

353

 

274

 

Regional Oil Sands System

 

93

 

86

 

Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast

 

181

 

84

 

Southern Lights Pipeline

 

41

 

36

 

Bakken System

 

54

 

61

 

Feeder Pipelines and Other

 

53

 

30

 

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

 

1,084

 

731

 

Canadian Mainline - changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains/(loss)

 

568

 

(830

)

Canadian Mainline - Line 9B costs incurred during reversal

 

-

 

(1

)

Lakehead System - changes in unrealized derivative fair value loss

 

(1

)

(3

)

Lakehead System - hydrostatic testing

 

12

 

-

 

Lakehead System - leak remediation costs

 

(20

)

-

 

Regional Oil Sands System - leak insurance recoveries

 

5

 

12

 

Regional Oil Sands System - make-up rights adjustment

 

(14

)

6

 

Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast - changes in unrealized derivative fair value loss

 

-

 

(1

)

Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast - make-up rights adjustment

 

(50

)

(10

)

Southern Lights Pipeline - changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains/(loss)

 

32

 

(48

)

Bakken System - make-up rights adjustment

 

(3

)

3

 

Bakken System - changes in unrealized derivative fair value loss

 

(1

)

(1

)

Feeder Pipelines and Other - make-up rights adjustment

 

-

 

(2

)

Feeder Pipelines and Other - project development costs

 

-

 

(1

)

Earnings/(loss) before interest and income taxes

 

1,612

 

(145

)

 

Additional details on items impacting Liquids Pipelines EBIT include:

·                  Canadian Mainline EBIT for each period reflected changes in unrealized fair value gains and losses on derivative financial instruments used to manage risk exposures inherent within the CTS, namely foreign exchange, power cost variability and allowance oil commodity prices.

·                  Lakehead System EBIT for the first quarter of 2016 included recoveries in relation to hydrostatic testing performed on Line 2B in 2015.

·                  Lakehead System EBIT for the first quarter of 2016 included charges related to estimated costs, before insurance recoveries, associated with the Line 6B crude oil release. Refer to Recent Developments – Liquids Pipelines – Lakehead System Line 6B Crude Oil Release.

·                  Regional Oil Sands System EBIT for each period included insurance recoveries associated with the Line 37 crude oil release, which occurred in June 2013.

·                  Regional Oil Sands System EBIT for each period included make-up rights adjustments to recognize revenue for certain long-term take-or-pay contracts rateably over the contract life. For the purposes of adjusted EBIT, the Company reflects contributions from these contracts rateably over the life of the contract, consistent with contractual cash payments under the contract.

·                  Southern Lights Pipeline EBIT for each period reflected changes in unrealized fair value gains and losses on derivative financial instruments used to manage foreign exchange risk exposure on United States dollar cash flows from the Southern Lights Class A units.

 

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Canadian Mainline

Canadian Mainline adjusted EBIT increased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period. Positively impacting adjusted EBIT was higher throughput driven by strong oil sands production combined with contributions from new assets placed into service in 2015, the most prominent being the expansion of the Company’s mainline system completed in the third quarter of 2015 and the reversal and expansion of Line 9B completed in the fourth quarter of 2015, as well as new surcharges for certain system expansions, including the Edmonton to Hardisty Expansion that was completed in the second quarter of 2015. Higher throughput on the Canadian Mainline also reflected increased downstream demand in the first quarter of 2016 from the completion of the Southern Access Extension in the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBIT from Southern Access Extension is reported within Feeder Pipelines and Other.

 

Other factors contributing to an increase in quarter-over-quarter adjusted EBIT included a higher quarter-over-quarter Canadian Mainline IJT Residual Benchmark Toll, changes in which are inversely related to the Lakehead System Toll, as well as the impact of a stronger United States dollar as the IJT Benchmark Toll and its components are set in United States dollars. The majority of the Company’s foreign exchange risk on Canadian Mainline revenue is hedged. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the effective hedged rate for the translation of Canadian Mainline United States dollar transactional revenues was $1.11, compared with $1.08 for the corresponding 2015 period. Factors which partially offset the higher quarter-over-quarter Canadian Mainline adjusted EBIT included higher power costs associated with higher throughput and higher operating and administrative expense to support increased business activities.

 

Adjusted EBIT for the balance of the year will reflect a decrease in Canadian Mainline IJT Residual Benchmark Toll from US$1.63 to US$1.46 effective April 1, 2016 and the absence of period-over-period positive variance for new surcharges relating to Edmonton to Hardisty Expansion as they took effect in the second quarter of 2015.

 

In 2015, the Company commenced collecting, in its tolls, NEB mandated future abandonment costs from shippers. Approximately $12 million and $9 million in revenues were recorded in the first quarter of 2016 and 2015, respectively, but these amounts were offset by a corresponding increase in operating and administrative expense in the respective periods.

 

Supplemental information related to the Canadian Mainline for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 is provided below:

 

March 31,

 

 

2016

2015

(United States dollars per barrel)

 

 

 

 

IJT Benchmark Toll1

 

 

$4.07

$4.02

Lakehead System Local Toll2

 

 

$2.44

$2.49

Canadian Mainline IJT Residual Benchmark Toll3

 

 

$1.63

$1.53

 

1

The IJT Benchmark Toll is per barrel of heavy crude oil transported from Hardisty, Alberta to Chicago, Illinois. A separate distance adjusted toll applies to shipments originating at receipt points other than Hardisty and lighter hydrocarbon liquids pay a lower toll than heavy crude oil. Effective July 1, 2015, the IJT Benchmark Toll increased from US$4.02 to US$4.07.

2

The Lakehead System Local Toll is per barrel of heavy crude oil transported from Neche, North Dakota to Chicago, Illinois. Effective April 1, 2015, the Lakehead System Local Toll decreased from US$2.49 to US$2.39 and effective July 1, 2015, this toll increased to US$2.44. Effective April 1, 2016, this toll increased to US$2.61.

3

The Canadian Mainline IJT Residual Benchmark Toll is per barrel of heavy crude oil transported from Hardisty, Alberta to Gretna, Manitoba. For any shipment, this toll is the difference between the IJT Benchmark Toll and the Lakehead System Local Toll. Effective April 1, 2015, the Canadian Mainline IJT Residual Benchmark Toll increased from US$1.53 to US$1.63. Effective April 1, 2016, this toll decreased to US$1.46, coinciding with the revised Lakehead System Local Toll.

 

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Throughput Volume

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2016 

 

2015

 (thousands of bpd)

 

 

 

 

 Average throughput volume1

 

2,543

 

2,210

 

1                  Throughput volume represents mainline deliveries ex-Gretna, Manitoba which is made up of United States and eastern Canada deliveries originating from western Canada.

 

Lakehead System

Lakehead System adjusted EBIT increased for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015. The quarter-over-quarter increase in adjusted EBIT reflected stronger operating performance, as well as the favourable effect of translating United States dollar earnings to Canadian dollars at a higher average United States to Canadian dollar exchange rate (Exchange Rate) in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period.

 

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation to Canadian dollars, Lakehead System adjusted EBIT was US$256 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with US$222 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The quarter-over-quarter increase reflected higher throughput, as well as contributions from new assets placed into service in 2015, the most prominent being the expansion of the Company’s mainline system completed in the third quarter of 2015. As discussed under Canadian Mainline above, higher throughput on the Lakehead System also reflected increased downstream demand resulting from the completion of Southern Access Extension and the reversal and expansion of Line 9B. Partially offsetting the increase in adjusted EBIT were higher operating and administrative costs, incremental power costs associated with higher throughput and higher depreciation expense from an increased asset base.

 

As noted above, positively impacting Lakehead System quarter-over-quarter adjusted EBIT was the favourable effect of translating United States dollar earnings at a higher Exchange Rate in the first quarter of 2016 due to the strengthening United States dollar versus the Canadian dollar. The Exchange Rate was $1.37 for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with $1.24 in the comparative period of 2015. A portion of Lakehead System United States dollar EBIT is hedged as part of the Company’s enterprise-wide financial risk management program. The Company uses foreign exchange derivative instruments to manage the foreign exchange risk arising from its United States businesses including the Lakehead System and realized gains and losses from these derivative instruments are reported within Eliminations and Other. For further details refer to Eliminations and Other.

 

Throughput Volume

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2016

 

2015

 (thousands of bpd)

 

 

 

 

 Average throughput volume1

 

2,735

 

2,330

 

1                  Throughput volume represents mainline system deliveries to the United States mid-west and eastern Canada.

 

Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast

Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast adjusted EBIT increased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015. The quarter-over-quarter increase in adjusted EBIT reflected stronger operating performance, as well as the favourable effect of translating United States dollar earnings to Canadian dollars at a higher Exchange Rate in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period.

 

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation to Canadian dollars, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast adjusted EBIT was US$132 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with US$67 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The increase in adjusted EBIT primarily reflected

 

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increased transportation revenues resulting from an increase in the level of committed take-or-pay volumes on Flanagan South and higher tariffs on Flanagan South and Seaway Pipeline. Throughput on Flanagan South is affected by Canadian Mainline apportionment and the upstream apportionment experienced in the first quarter of 2015 was partially alleviated with the expansion of the Company’s mainline system completed in the third quarter of 2015.

 

As noted above, positively impacting quarter-over-quarter adjusted EBIT was the favourable effect of translating United States dollar earnings at a higher Exchange Rate in the first quarter of 2016 due to the strengthening United States dollar versus the Canadian dollar. Similar to Lakehead System, a portion of Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast United States dollar EBIT is hedged as part of the Company’s enterprise-wide financial risk management program and realized gains and losses from the derivative instruments used to hedge foreign exchange risk arising from the Company’s investment in United States businesses are reported within Eliminations and Other. For further details refer to Eliminations and Other.

 

Bakken System

Bakken System adjusted EBIT decreased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in adjusted EBIT reflected weaker performance on the United States portion of the Bakken System, partially offset by the translation of United States dollar earnings to Canadian dollars at a higher Exchange Rate in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period.

 

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation to Canadian dollars, Bakken System adjusted EBIT was US$37 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with US$47 million for the corresponding 2015 period. The decrease in quarter-over-quarter adjusted EBIT for the United States portion of the Bakken System was attributable to lower surcharge revenues as certain surcharge rates subject to an annual adjustment were decreased effective April 1, 2015. This was partially offset by the effects of higher throughput driven by enhanced downstream capacity on the mainline system and as a result of volumes shifting to pipelines from other higher cost transportation alternatives such as rail.

 

As noted above, impacting quarter-over-quarter adjusted EBIT was the favourable effect of translating United States dollar earnings at a higher Exchange Rate in the first quarter of 2016 due to the strengthening United States dollar versus the Canadian dollar. Similar to Lakehead System, a part of the United States’ portion of the Bakken System United States dollar EBIT is hedged as part of the Company’s enterprise-wide financial risk management program and realized gains and losses from the derivative instruments used to hedge foreign exchange risk arising from the Company’s investment in United States businesses are reported within Eliminations and Other. For further details refer to Eliminations and Other.

 

Feeder Pipelines and Other

Feeder Pipelines and Other adjusted EBIT increased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015, primarily reflecting a full quarter of contributions from Southern Access Extension which was placed into service in the fourth quarter of 2015.

 

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GAS DISTRIBUTION

Earnings before Interest and Income Taxes

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (EGD)

 

175

 

138

 

Noverco Inc. (Noverco)

 

38

 

31

 

Other Gas Distribution and Storage

 

27

 

29

 

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

 

240

 

198

 

EGD - (warmer)/colder than normal weather

 

(17

)

45

 

Noverco - changes in unrealized derivative fair value loss

 

(1

)

(4

)

Noverco - recognition of regulatory balances

 

17

 

-

 

Earnings before interest and income taxes

 

239

 

239

 

 

Additional details on items impacting Gas Distribution EBIT include:

·                  Noverco EBIT for the first quarter of 2016 included the recognition of regulatory assets in relation to employee future benefits.

 

EGD

As EGD’s operations are rate-regulated and its revenues are directly impacted by items such as depreciation, financing charges and current income taxes, the adjusted EBIT measure for EGD is less indicative of business performance. In light of the nature of the regulated model for EGD’s business, the following supplemental adjusted earnings information is provided to facilitate an understanding of EGD’s results from operations:

 

EGD Earnings

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

 

175

 

138

 

Interest expense

 

(37

)

(38

)

Income taxes

 

(20

)

(27

)

Adjusting items in respect of:

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

(4

)

12

 

Adjusted earnings

 

114

 

85

 

EGD - (warmer)/colder than normal weather

 

(13

)

33

 

Earnings attributable to common shareholders

 

101

 

118

 

 

EGD adjusted earnings increased for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period. The increase primarily resulted from higher distribution charges arising from growth in EGD’s rate base and the impact of operating under interim rates for the first three months of 2015, and lower storage and transportation costs. These positive effects were partially offset by lower transactional services revenues, mainly relating to pipeline optimization activities.

 

Noverco

Noverco adjusted EBIT increased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015. The increase in adjusted EBIT reflected higher operating earnings from Noverco’s underlying gas and power distribution investments through Gaz Metro Limited Partnership (Gaz Metro) due to a favourable Exchange Rate on Gaz Metro’s United States based business, as well as a higher approved rate base that took effect in the first quarter of 2016.

 

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GAS PIPELINES AND PROCESSING

Earnings before Interest and Income Taxes

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Aux Sable

 

(3

)

6

 

Alliance Pipeline

 

49

 

40

 

Vector Pipeline

 

9

 

9

 

Canadian Midstream

 

21

 

21

 

Enbridge Offshore Pipelines (Offshore)

 

13

 

2

 

US Midstream

 

2

 

17

 

Other

 

(4

)

(5

)

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

 

87

 

90

 

Alliance Pipeline - changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains/(loss)

 

12

 

(12

)

US Midstream - changes in unrealized derivative fair value loss

 

(38

)

(43

)

US Midstream - make-up rights adjustment

 

-

 

1

 

Earnings before interest and income taxes

 

61

 

36

 

 

Aux Sable

Aux Sable adjusted EBIT decreased for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period, primarily reflecting lower fractionation margins that resulted from continuing weakness in the commodity price environment.

 

Alliance Pipeline

Alliance Pipeline adjusted EBIT for the three months ended March 31, 2016, which represents EBIT from the Company’s 50% equity investment in Alliance Pipeline, increased compared with the first quarter of 2015, primarily due to lower operating costs and higher revenues resulting from strong demand for seasonal firm service under Alliance Pipeline’s new services framework that commenced in the fourth quarter of 2015. The increase in adjusted EBIT was partially offset by the absence of non-renewal fees for the United States portion of Alliance Pipeline and higher depreciation expense that had been recovered through tolls in the first quarter of 2015.

 

Offshore

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation to Canadian dollars, Offshore adjusted EBIT was US$10 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with US$2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The increase in Offshore adjusted EBIT primarily reflected contributions from Heidelberg Oil Pipeline which was placed into service in January 2016 and an increase in volumes in the Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline. Favourable impact of translating United States dollar earnings at a higher Exchange Rate during the first quarter of 2016 also contributed to higher period-over-period adjusted EBIT.

 

US Midstream

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation to Canadian dollars, US Midstream adjusted EBIT was US$2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with US$14 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The period-over-period decrease in US Midstream adjusted EBIT reflected lower volumes primarily attributable to the continued low commodity price environment which resulted in reduced drilling by producers. The decrease in adjusted EBIT was partially offset by lower operating costs. As at March 31, 2016, Enbridge’s ownership interest in US Midstream, held through EEP, was 19.2% (December 31, 2015 - 19.2%).

 

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GREEN POWER AND TRANSMISSION

Earnings before Interest and Income Taxes

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Green Power and Transmission

 

48

 

57

 

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

 

48

 

57

 

Green Power and Transmission - changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains

 

1

 

2

 

Earnings before interest and income taxes

 

49

 

59

 

 

Green Power and Transmission adjusted EBIT decreased for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period. Green Power and Transmission reflected lower adjusted EBIT in the first quarter of 2016 as a result of disruptions at certain eastern Canadian wind farms due to winter weather conditions which caused icing of wind turbines, as well as weaker wind and solar resources at certain facilities.

 

ENERGY SERVICES

Earnings before Interest and Income Taxes

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Services

 

1

 

28

 

Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes

 

1

 

28

 

Energy Services - changes in unrealized derivative fair value loss

 

(7

)

(31

)

Loss before interest and income taxes

 

(6

)

(3

)

 

Additional details on items impacting Energy Services EBIT include:

·                  Energy Services loss before interest and income taxes for each period reflected changes in unrealized fair value gains and losses related to the revaluation of financial derivatives used to manage the profitability of transportation and storage transactions and exposure to movements in commodity prices on the value of inventory.

 

Energy Services adjusted EBIT decreased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015. Energy Services’ operations include Canadian and United States components. Within Energy Services adjusted EBIT for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was US$5 million (2015 - US$12 million) from its United States operations.

 

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation to Canadian dollars, adjusted EBIT decreased when compared with the first quarter of 2015 as low oil prices compressed crude oil location and quality differentials and lower seasonal volatility of natural gas prices resulted in fewer arbitrage opportunities and weaker margin revenue through which to recover demand charges on certain facilities where the Company holds committed transportation capacity. Adjusted EBIT from Energy Services is dependent on market conditions and results achieved in one period may not be indicative of results to be achieved in future periods.

 

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ELIMINATIONS AND OTHER

Earnings before Interest and Income Taxes

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Operating and administrative

 

(15

)

(17

)

Realized foreign exchange derivative loss

 

(87

)

(51

)

Other

 

16

 

(5

)

Adjusted loss before interest and income taxes

 

(86

)

(73

)

Changes in unrealized derivative fair value gains/(loss)

 

367

 

(437

)

Unrealized intercompany foreign exchange gains/(loss)

 

(60

)

71

 

Drop down transaction costs

 

-

 

(2

)

Earnings/(loss) before interest and income taxes

 

221

 

(441

)

 

Included in Eliminations and Other adjusted loss before interest and income taxes for the first quarter of 2016 was a realized loss of $87 million (2015 - $51 million) related to settlements under the Company’s foreign exchange risk management program. The Company targets to hedge 80% or more of anticipated consolidated United States denominated earnings from its United States operations utilizing foreign exchange derivative contracts with the objective of enhancing the predictability of its Canadian dollar earnings and ACFFO.

 

The notional amount of foreign currency derivatives realized during the first quarter of 2016 was US$261 million (2015 - US$238 million) with an average price to sell United States dollars for Canadian dollars at $1.04 (2015 - $1.03). The Exchange Rate for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was $1.37 (2015 - $1.24). As the hedged rate was lower than the Exchange Rate in each of the first quarters of 2016 and 2015, the Company recognized a realized hedge loss in each of these periods. The realized hedge loss for the first quarter of 2016 was greater than the comparative 2015 period due to a greater unfavourable spread between the Exchange Rate and hedged rate. The realized loss in Eliminations and Other partially offsets the positive effect of translating the earnings performance of United States dollar denominated businesses at the Exchange Rate of $1.37 for the first quarter of 2016 (2015 - $1.24) which is reflected in the reported EBIT of the applicable business segments.

 

Realized gains and losses on this hedging program are reported in their entirety within Eliminations and Other as the Company manages the foreign exchange risk of its United States businesses at an enterprise-wide level. Gains and losses arising on settlements of foreign exchange derivatives hedging transactional exposure arising from foreign denominated revenues or expenses within the Company’s Canadian businesses are captured at the business level and reported as part of the EBIT of the applicable segment. For example, gains and losses on hedges of the Canadian Mainline’s United States denominated revenue are reported as part of the EBIT from Canadian Mainline.

 

Other adjusted EBIT increased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the corresponding 2015 period and reflected realized foreign exchange gains from the translation of certain intercompany transactions.

 

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

The maintenance of financial strength and flexibility is fundamental to Enbridge’s growth strategy, particularly in light of the significant level of capital projects currently secured or under development. Access to timely funding from capital markets could be limited by factors outside Enbridge’s control, including but not limited to financial market volatility resulting from economic and political events both inside and outside North America. To mitigate such risks, the Company actively manages financial plans and strategies to ensure it maintains sufficient liquidity to meet routine operating and future capital requirements. In the near term, the Company generally expects to utilize cash from operations and the issuance of debt, commercial paper and/or credit facility draws to fund liabilities as they become due, finance capital expenditures, fund debt retirements and pay common and preference share dividends. Furthermore, the Company targets to maintain sufficient standby liquidity to bridge fund through protracted capital markets disruptions. The Company targets to maintain sufficient liquidity through committed credit facilities with a diversified group of banks and institutions to enable it to fund all anticipated requirements for approximately one year without accessing the capital markets.

 

The Company’s financing plan is regularly updated to reflect evolving capital requirements and financial market conditions and identifies a variety of potential sources of debt and equity funding alternatives, including utilization of its sponsored vehicles EEP and the Fund Group.

 

CAPITAL MARKET ACCESS

The Company and its self-funding subsidiaries ensure ready access to capital markets through maintenance of shelf prospectuses that allow for issuance of long-term debt, equity and other forms of long-term capital when market conditions are attractive. As discussed under Financing Activities below, the Company and ENF have raised $2.3 billion and $0.6 billion, respectively, through public offerings since the beginning of 2016.

 

Bank Credit and Liquidity

To ensure ongoing liquidity and to mitigate the risk of capital market disruption, Enbridge maintains ready access to funds through committed bank credit facilities and it actively manages its bank funding sources to optimize pricing and other terms. The following table provides details of the Company’s committed credit facilities as at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015.

 

 

 

March 31, 2016

 

December 31,
2015

 

Maturity
Dates

Total
Facilities

Draws1

Available

Total
Facilities

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Enbridge

2017-2020

6,866

3,643

3,223

6,988

Enbridge (U.S.) Inc.

2017

4,189

1,427

2,762

4,470

EEP

2017-2020

3,372

2,386

986

3,598

EGD

2017-2019

1,009

479

530

1,010

The Fund

2018

1,500

11

1,489

1,500

Enbridge Pipelines (Southern Lights) L.L.C.

2017

26

-

26

28

EPI

2017

3,000

1,922

1,078

3,000

Enbridge Southern Lights LP

2017

5

-

5

5

Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P.

2018

1,051

571

480

1,121

Total committed credit facilities

 

21,018

10,439

10,579

21,720

 

1                  Includes facility draws, letters of credit and commercial paper issuances that are back-stopped by the credit facility.

 

In addition to the committed credit facilities noted above, the Company also has $334 million (December 31, 2015 - $349 million) of uncommitted demand credit facilities, of which $123 million (December 31, 2015 - $185 million) were unutilized as at March 31, 2016.

 

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The Company’s net available liquidity of $11,584 million as at March 31, 2016 was inclusive of $1,735 million of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents and net of bank indebtedness of $730 million as reported on the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position.

 

The Company’s credit facility agreements include standard events of default and covenant provisions whereby accelerated repayment may be required if the Company were to default on payment or violate certain covenants. As at March 31, 2016, the Company was in compliance with all debt covenants and expects to continue to comply with such covenants.

 

Strong growth in internal cash flow, ready access to liquidity from diversified sources and a stable business model have enabled Enbridge to manage its credit profile. The Company actively monitors and manages key financial metrics with the objective of sustaining investment grade credit ratings from the major credit rating agencies and ongoing access to bank funding and term debt capital on attractive terms. Key measures of financial strength that are closely managed include the ability to service debt obligations from operating cash flow and the ratio of debt to total capital. As at March 31, 2016, the Company’s debt capitalization ratio was 62.7% compared with 65.5% as at December 31, 2015.

 

There are no material restrictions on the Company’s cash with the exception of cash in trust of $7 million related to cash collateral and for specific shipper commitments. Cash and cash equivalents held by EEP and the Fund Group are generally not readily accessible by Enbridge until distributions are declared and paid by these entities, which occurs quarterly for EEP and monthly for the Fund. Further, cash and cash equivalents held by certain foreign subsidiaries may not be readily accessible for alternative uses by Enbridge.

 

Excluding current maturities of long-term debt, the Company had a negative working capital position as at March 31, 2016, the major contributing factor of which was the funding of the Company’s growth capital program. Despite this negative working capital, the Company continues to have significant liquidity available through committed credit facilities, which allow the funding of liabilities as they become due. As discussed above, as at March 31, 2016, the Company’s net available liquidity totalled $11,584 million (December 31, 2015 - $10,325 million). In addition, it is anticipated that any current maturities of long-term debt will be refinanced upon maturity.

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Cash generated from operating activities was $1,861 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with $1,521 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

 

The Company’s cash flows from operating activities increased by $340 million in the first quarter of 2016, relative to the comparative 2015 period. The cash growth delivered by operations is a reflection of the positive operating factors discussed under Adjusted EBIT and Adjusted Earnings, which include strong contributions from Liquids Pipelines and Gas Distribution segments, partially offset by higher financing costs resulting from the incurrence of incremental debt to fund asset growth and the impact of refinancing construction debt with longer-term debt financing.

 

Enbridge’s operating assets and liabilities fluctuate in the normal course due to various factors including fluctuations in commodity prices and activity levels within Energy Services and Gas Distribution segments, the timing of tax payments, general variations in activity levels within the Company’s businesses, as well as timing of cash receipts and payments. During the first quarter of 2016, the change in cash generated from operating activities over the comparable period in 2015 had an unfavourable variance of $26 million due to offsetting reasons. Lower crude oil and natural gas prices during the first quarter of 2016 resulted in lower accounts payable balances in the Energy Services and Gas Distribution businesses. Further contributing to the period-over period unfavourable variance was lower recovery of the regulatory balances in the Gas Distribution business. These unfavourable effects were partially offset by the effects of lower crude oil and natural gas prices which reduced the crude oil inventory and receivable balances in the Energy Services segment and gas inventory balances in the Gas Distribution segment.

 

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INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Cash used in investing activities was $1,852 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with $1,877 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The timing of project approval, construction and in-service dates impacts the timing of cash requirements. The Company continues with the execution of its growth capital program which is further described in Growth Projects – Commercially Secured Projects. During the first quarter of 2016, additions to property, plant and equipment resulted in cash spending of $1,645 million compared with $1,590 million spent in the first quarter of 2015. This increase in spending was more than offset by a quarter-over-quarter decrease in cash usage on acquisitions. In the first quarter of 2015, the Company spent $106 million on acquisition of a midstream business by EEP, whereas in the first quarter of 2016, the Company paid a deposit of $54 million in connection with the acquisition of Tupper Main and Tupper West gas plants which was completed on April 1, 2016.

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Net cash generated from financing activities was $751 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with $225 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The increase in the first quarter of 2016 over the comparative 2015 period was mainly due to the issuance of common share offerings. The proceeds from these offerings were partly utilized to reduce the Company’s credit facilities and commercial paper draws. The Company’s overall debt was decreased by $921 million during the first quarter of 2016 compared with an overall increase of $189 million during the first quarter of 2015.

 

Financing activities also included transactions between the Company’s sponsored vehicles and their public unitholders, which are referred to as noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests in the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements. During the first quarter of 2016, the Company made distributions, net of contributions, of $206 million; whereas in the comparative 2015 period the Company received contributions, net of distributions of $340 million, primarily as a result of equity issuances to the public by the sponsored vehicles.

 

Finally, the Company increased its common share dividend rate effective March 2016. With the rate increase and the higher common shares outstanding, the amount of dividends paid by the Company during the first three months of 2016 increased compared with the same period in 2015.

 

Common Share Issuance

On March 1, 2016, the Company completed the issuance of 56.5 million common shares for gross proceeds of approximately $2.3 billion, inclusive of 7.4 million shares issued on exercise of the full amount of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. The proceeds are being used to reduce short-term indebtedness pending reinvestment in capital projects and are expected to be sufficient to fulfill equity funding requirements for Enbridge’s current commercially secured growth program through the end of 2017 before consideration of the additional equity raised by ENF subsequent to the quarter.

 

Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan

Participants in the Company’s Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan receive a 2% discount on the purchase of common shares with reinvested dividends. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, dividends declared were $460 million (2015 - $396 million), of which $276 million (2015 - $241 million) were paid in cash and reflected in financing activities. The remaining $184 million (2015 - $155 million) of dividends declared were reinvested pursuant to the plan and resulted in the issuance of common shares rather than a cash payment. For the three months ended March 31, 2016, 40.0% (2015 - 39.1%) of total dividends declared were reinvested.

 

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On April 22, 2016, the Enbridge Board of Directors declared the following quarterly dividends. All dividends are payable on June 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 16, 2016.

 

Common Shares

$0.53000

Preference Shares, Series A

$0.34375

Preference Shares, Series B

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series D

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series F

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series H

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series J

US$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series L

US$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series N

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series P

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series R

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series 1

US$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series 3

$0.25000

Preference Shares, Series 5

US$0.27500

Preference Shares, Series 7

$0.27500

Preference Shares, Series 9

$0.27500

Preference Shares, Series 11

$0.27500

Preference Shares, Series 13

$0.27500

Preference Shares, Series 15

$0.27500

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE COMMITMENTS

The Company has signed contracts for the purchase of services, pipe and other materials totalling $2,554 million which are expected to be paid over the next five years.

 

RISK MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

The Company’s earnings, cash flows and other comprehensive income (OCI) are subject to movements in foreign exchange rates, interest rates, commodity prices and the Company’s share price. The Company uses a combination of qualifying and non-qualifying derivative instruments to manage these risks. Refer to Enbridge’s 2015 annual MD&A for further details on financial instrument risk management.

 

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THE EFFECT OF DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS ON THE STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

The following table presents the effect of derivative instruments on the Company’s consolidated earnings and consolidated comprehensive income.

 

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of unrealized gains/(loss) recognized in OCI

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow hedges

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts

 

(35)

 

45

 

Interest rate contracts

 

(576)

 

(664)

 

Commodity contracts

 

16

 

19

 

Other contracts

 

31

 

(8)

 

Net investment hedges

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts

 

84

 

(123)

 

 

 

(480)

 

(731)

 

Amount of (gains)/loss reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) to earnings (effective portion)

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts1

 

3

 

-

 

Interest rate contracts2

 

(21)

 

10

 

Commodity contracts

 

(8)

 

(20)

 

Other contracts4

 

(26)

 

5

 

 

 

(52)

 

(5)

 

Amount of (gains)/loss reclassified from AOCI to earnings (ineffective portion and amount excluded from effectiveness testing)

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate contracts2

 

26

 

(23)

 

Commodity contracts

 

-

 

5

 

 

 

26

 

(18)

 

Amount of unrealized gains/(loss) from non-qualifying derivatives included in earnings

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange contracts1

 

1,016

 

(1,293)

 

Interest rate contracts2

 

4

 

-

 

Commodity contracts3

 

(184)

 

(192)

 

Other contracts4

 

6

 

2

 

 

 

842

 

(1,483)

 

 

1     Reported within Transportation and other services revenues and Other expense in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.

2     Reported within Interest expense in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.

3     Reported within Transportation and other services revenues, Commodity sales revenues, Commodity costs and Operating and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.

4     Reported within Operating and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings.

 

LIQUIDITY RISK

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations, including commitments and guarantees, as they become due. In order to mitigate this risk, the Company forecasts cash requirements over a 12 month rolling time period to determine whether sufficient funds will be available. The Company maintains current shelf prospectuses with securities regulators, which enables, subject to market conditions, ready access to either the Canadian or United States public capital markets. The Company is in compliance with all the terms and conditions of its committed credit facilities as at March 31, 2016.

 

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CREDIT RISK

Entering into derivative financial instruments may result in exposure to credit risk from the possibility that a counterparty will default on its contractual obligations. Credit risk also arises from trade and other long-term receivables. These risks are mitigated through credit exposure limits and contractual requirements, assessment of credit ratings and netting arrangements. Refer to Enbridge’s 2015 annual MD&A for further details on Enbridge’s credit risk management.

 

CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

ADOPTION OF NEW STANDARDS

Classification of Deferred Taxes on the Statements of Financial Position

Effective January 1, 2016, the Company elected to early adopt Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2015-17 and applied the standard on a prospective basis. The amendments require that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. The adoption of the pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments in Business Combinations

Effective January 1, 2016, the Company adopted ASU 2015-16 on a prospective basis. The new standard requires that an acquirer must recognize adjustments to provisional amounts that are identified during the measurement period in the reporting period in which the adjustment amounts are determined. The adoption of the pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Measurement Date of Defined Benefit Obligation and Plan Assets

Effective January 1, 2016, the Company adopted ASU 2015-04 on a prospective basis. The revised criteria will simplify the fair value measurement of defined benefit plan assets and obligations. The adoption of the pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis

ASU 2015-02, issued in February 2015, revises the current consolidation guidance which results in a change in the determination of whether an entity consolidates certain types of legal entities. The new standard is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and may be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis. Effective January 1, 2016, the Company adopted ASU 2015-02 on a modified retrospective basis, which amended and clarified the guidance on variable interest entities (VIEs). There was a significant change in the assessment of limited partnerships and other similar legal entities as VIEs, including the removal of the presumption that the general partner should consolidate a limited partnership. As a result, the Company has determined that a majority of the limited partnerships that are currently consolidated or equity accounted for are VIEs. The amended guidance did not impact the Company’s accounting treatment of such entities, however, material disclosures for VIEs have been provided, as necessary.

 

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QUARTERLY FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

Q1

 

Q4

Q3

Q2

Q1

 

Q4

Q3

Q2

 

(millions of Canadian dollars,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

8,795

 

8,914

8,320

8,631

7,929

 

8,797

8,297

10,026

 

Earnings/(loss) attributable to common shareholders

 

1,213

 

378

(609)

577

(383)

 

88

(80)

756

 

Earnings/(loss) per common share

 

1.38

 

0.44

(0.72)

0.68

(0.46)

 

0.11

(0.10)

0.92

 

Diluted earnings/(loss) per common share

 

1.38

 

0.44

(0.72)

0.67

(0.46)

 

0.10

(0.10)

0.91

 

Dividends per common share

 

0.530

 

0.465

0.465

0.465

0.465

 

0.350

0.350

0.350

 

EGD - warmer/(colder) than normal weather

 

13

 

16

-

6

(33)

 

(1)

2

(4)

 

Changes in unrealized derivative fair value (gains)/loss

 

(652)

 

45

654

(296)

977

 

164

396

(430)

 

Several factors impact comparability of the Company’s financial results on a quarterly basis, including, but not limited to, seasonality in the Company’s gas distribution businesses, fluctuations in market prices such as foreign exchange rates and commodity prices, disposals of investments or assets and the timing of in-service dates of new projects.

 

A significant part of the Company’s revenues is generated from its energy services operations. Revenues from these operations depend on activity levels, which vary from year to year depending on market conditions and commodity prices. Commodity prices do not directly impact earnings since these earnings reflect a margin or percentage of revenues that depends more on differences in commodity prices between locations and points in time than on the absolute level of prices.

 

EGD and the Company’s other gas distribution businesses are subject to seasonal demand. A significant portion of gas distribution customers use natural gas for space heating; therefore, volumes delivered and resulting revenues and earnings typically increase during the winter months of the first and fourth quarters of any given year. Revenues generated by EGD and other gas distribution businesses also vary from quarter-to-quarter with fluctuations in the price of natural gas, although earnings remain neutral due to the flow-through nature of these costs.

 

The Company actively manages its exposure to market risks including, but not limited to, commodity prices, interest rates and foreign exchange rates. To the extent derivative instruments used to manage these risks are non-qualifying for the purposes of applying hedge accounting, changes in unrealized fair value gains and losses on these instruments will impact earnings.

 

In addition to the impacts of weather in EGD’s franchise area and changes in unrealized gains and losses outlined above, significant items impacting the consolidated quarterly earnings are noted below:

 

·      Included in earnings is the Company’s share of after-tax leak remediation costs associated with the Line 6B crude oil release. Remediation costs of $2 million, $5 million and $12 million were recognized in the first quarter of 2016 and the second and third quarters of 2014, respectively. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company recognized an out-of-period adjustment of $5 million to reduce Enbridge’s share of leak remediation costs recognized in the third quarter of 2014.

·      Included in earnings are after-tax insurance recoveries associated with the Line 37 crude oil release which occurred in June 2013. Insurance recoveries of $3 million were recognized in the first quarter of 2016, $9 million and $13 million recognized in each of the first quarter and fourth quarter of 2015 and $4 million was recognized in each of the second quarter and fourth quarter of 2014, respectively. Earnings also reflected after-tax costs of $6 million in the second quarter of 2015 and $4 million in the third quarter of 2014, in connection with the Line 37 crude oil release.

 

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·      Included in the fourth quarter of 2015 were employee severance costs in relation to the Company’s enterprise-wide reduction of workforce, with a net charge of $25 million to earnings.

·      Included in the fourth quarter of 2015 was an asset impairment charge of US$63 million ($11 million after-tax attributable to Enbridge) related to EEP’s Berthold rail facility due to the inability to renew committed shipper agreements beyond 2016 or secure sufficient spot volume.

·      Included in the third quarter of 2015 were impacts from the transfer of assets between entities under common control of Enbridge in connection with the Canadian Restructuring Plan, resulting in a $247 million loss on the de-designation of interest rate hedges, an $88 million write-off of a regulatory asset in respect of taxes and $16 million of transaction costs.

·      Included in the third quarter of 2015 was an after-tax gain of $44 million on the disposal of non-core assets within the Liquids Pipelines segment.

·      Included in the second quarter of 2015 was a goodwill impairment charge of $440 million ($167 million after-tax attributable to Enbridge) related to EEP’s natural gas and NGL businesses due to a prolonged decline in commodity prices which reduced producers’ expected drilling programs and negatively impacted volumes on EEP’s natural gas and NGL systems.

·      Included in the second quarter of 2015 and fourth quarter of 2014 were the tax impact of asset transfers between entities under common control of Enbridge. The intercompany gains realized by the selling entities have been eliminated from the Company’s consolidated financial statements. However, as the transaction involved sale of partnership units, the tax consequences have remained in consolidated earnings and resulted in a charge of $39 million and $157 million, respectively.

·      Included in earnings were after-tax gains on the disposal of non-core Offshore assets. The Company recognized gains of $4 million in the second quarter of 2015 and $14 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

 

Finally, the Company is in the midst of a substantial growth capital program and the timing of construction and completion of growth projects may impact the comparability of quarterly results. The Company’s capital expansion initiatives, including construction commencement and expected in-service dates, are listed under Growth Projects – Commercially Secured Projects.

 

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OUTSTANDING SHARE DATA1

 

PREFERENCE SHARES

 

Number

Redemption and
Conversion

Option Date2,3

Right to
Convert
Into3

Preference Shares, Series A

5,000,000

-

-

Preference Shares, Series B

20,000,000

June 1, 2017

Series C

Preference Shares, Series D

18,000,000

March 1, 2018

Series E

Preference Shares, Series F

20,000,000

June 1, 2018

Series G

Preference Shares, Series H

14,000,000

September 1, 2018

Series I

Preference Shares, Series J

8,000,000

June 1, 2017

Series K

Preference Shares, Series L

16,000,000

September 1, 2017

Series M

Preference Shares, Series N

18,000,000

December 1, 2018

Series O

Preference Shares, Series P

16,000,000

March 1, 2019

Series Q

Preference Shares, Series R

16,000,000

June 1, 2019

Series S

Preference Shares, Series 1

16,000,000

June 1, 2018

Series 2

Preference Shares, Series 3

24,000,000

September 1, 2019

Series 4

Preference Shares, Series 5

8,000,000

March 1, 2019

Series 6

Preference Shares, Series 7

10,000,000

March 1, 2019

Series 8

Preference Shares, Series 9

11,000,000

December 1, 2019

Series 10

Preference Shares, Series 11

20,000,000

March 1, 2020

Series 12

Preference Shares, Series 13

14,000,000

June 1, 2020

Series 14

Preference Shares, Series 15

11,000,000

September 1, 2020

Series 16

 

COMMON SHARES

 

 

Number

Common Shares - issued and outstanding (voting equity shares)

929,112,973

Stock Options - issued and outstanding (24,715,464 vested)

40,695,719

 

1

Outstanding share data information is provided as at April 29, 2016.

2

All preference shares are non-voting equity shares. Preference Shares, Series A may be redeemed any time at the Company’s option. For all other series of Preference Shares, the Company may, at its option, redeem all or a portion of the outstanding Preference Shares for the Base Redemption Value per share plus all accrued and unpaid dividends on the Redemption Option Date and on every fifth anniversary thereafter.

3

The holder will have the right, subject to certain conditions, to convert their shares into Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares of a specified series on a one-for-one basis on the Conversion Option Date and every fifth anniversary thereafter at an ascribed issue price equal to the Base Redemption Value.

 

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ENBRIDGE INC.

 

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited)

 

March 31, 2016

 



 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(unaudited; millions of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity sales

 

4,804

 

5,231

 

Gas distribution sales

 

1,007

 

1,591

 

Transportation and other services

 

2,984

 

1,107

 

 

 

8,795

 

7,929

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity costs

 

4,711

 

5,042

 

Gas distribution costs

 

754

 

1,364

 

Operating and administrative

 

1,080

 

991

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

559

 

474

 

Environmental costs, net of recoveries

 

17

 

(11)

 

 

 

7,121

 

7,860

 

 

 

1,674

 

69

 

Income from equity investments

 

226

 

133

 

Other income/(expense)

 

276

 

(457)

 

Interest expense

 

(412)

 

(251)

 

 

 

1,764

 

(506)

 

Income taxes recovery/(expense) (Note 10)

 

(417)

 

285

 

Earnings/(loss)

 

1,347

 

(221)

 

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(61)

 

(90)

 

Earnings/(loss) attributable to Enbridge Inc.

 

1,286

 

(311)

 

Preference share dividends

 

(73)

 

(72)

 

Earnings/(loss) attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders

 

1,213

 

(383)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings/(loss) per common share attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders (Note 7)

 

1.38

 

(0.46)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings/(loss) per common share attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders (Note 7)

 

1.38

 

(0.46)

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(unaudited; millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings/(loss)

 

1,347

 

(221)

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

Change in unrealized loss on cash flow hedges

 

(443)

 

(505)

 

Change in unrealized gain/(loss) on net investment hedges

 

394

 

(426)

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss) from equity investees

 

(2)

 

9

 

Reclassification to earnings of realized cash flow hedges

 

(10)

 

(9)

 

Reclassification to earnings of unrealized cash flow hedges

 

9

 

(30)

 

Reclassification to earnings of pension plans and other postretirement benefits (OPEB) amortization amounts

 

2

 

4

 

 

Change in foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(1,377)

 

1,597

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss)

 

(1,427)

 

640

 

Comprehensive income/(loss)

 

(80)

 

419

 

Comprehensive (income)/loss attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

100

 

(125)

 

Comprehensive income attributable to Enbridge Inc.

 

20

 

294

 

Preference share dividends

 

(73)

 

(72)

 

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders

 

(53)

 

222

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

(unaudited; millions of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

Preference shares

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning and end of period

 

6,515

 

6,515

 

Common shares

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

7,391

 

6,669

 

Common shares issued

 

2,241

 

-

 

Dividend reinvestment and share purchase plan

 

184

 

155

 

Shares issued on exercise of stock options

 

12

 

13

 

Balance at end of period

 

9,828

 

6,837

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

3,301

 

2,549

 

Drop down of interest to Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

 

-

 

218

 

Stock-based compensation

 

22

 

16

 

Options exercised

 

(5)

 

(5)

 

Dilution gains/(loss) and other

 

(3)

 

34

 

Balance at end of period

 

3,315

 

2,812

 

Retained earnings

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

142

 

1,571

 

Earnings/(loss) attributable to Enbridge Inc.

 

1,286

 

(311)

 

Preference share dividends

 

(73)

 

(72)

 

Common share dividends declared

 

(460)

 

(396)

 

Dividends paid to reciprocal shareholder

 

6

 

6

 

Redemption value adjustment attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(118)

 

182

 

Adjustment relating to equity method investment

 

(29)

 

-

 

Balance at end of period

 

754

 

980

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) (Note 8)

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

1,632

 

(435)

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders

 

(1,266)

 

605

 

Balance at end of period

 

366

 

170

 

Reciprocal shareholding

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

(83)

 

(83)

 

Issuance of treasury stock

 

(19)

 

-

 

Balance at end of period

 

(102)

 

(83)

 

Total Enbridge Inc. shareholders’ equity

 

20,676

 

17,231

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

1,300

 

2,015

 

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

7

 

74

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

Change in unrealized loss on cash flow hedges

 

(91)

 

(111)

 

Change in foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(55)

 

157

 

Reclassification to earnings of realized cash flow hedges

 

1

 

(4)

 

Reclassification to earnings of unrealized cash flow hedges

 

2

 

(23)

 

 

 

(143)

 

19

 

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(136)

 

93

 

Distributions

 

(184)

 

(158)

 

Contributions

 

16

 

525

 

Drop down of interest to Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.

 

-

 

(304)

 

Dilution loss

 

-

 

(53)

 

Other

 

(6)

 

2

 

Balance at end of period

 

990

 

2,120

 

Total equity

 

21,666

 

19,351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid per common share

 

0.5300

 

0.4650

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

 

2016

 

2015

(unaudited; millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

Earnings/(loss)

 

1,347

 

(221)

Depreciation and amortization

 

559

 

474

Deferred income taxes (recovery)/expense

 

374

 

(322)

Changes in unrealized (gains)/loss on derivative instruments, net (Note 9)

 

(842)

 

1,483

Cash distributions in excess of/(less than) equity earnings

 

(40)

 

46

Gain on disposition

 

-

 

(5)

Hedge ineffectiveness (Note 9)

 

26

 

(18)

Inventory revaluation allowance

 

168

 

43

Other

 

147

 

(106)

Changes in environmental liabilities, net of recoveries

 

(9)

 

(10)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

131

 

157

 

 

1,861

 

1,521

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

Additions to property, plant and equipment

 

(1,645)

 

(1,590)

Joint venture financing

 

(10)

 

-

Long-term investments

 

(133)

 

(142)

Restricted long-term investments

 

(12)

 

(11)

Deposit for acquisition (Note 13)

 

(54)

 

-

Additions to intangible assets

 

(27)

 

(19)

Acquisition

 

-

 

(106)

Affiliate loans, net

 

2

 

3

Changes in restricted cash

 

27

 

(12)

 

 

(1,852)

 

(1,877)

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

Net change in bank indebtedness and short-term borrowings

 

243

 

(456)

Net change in commercial paper and credit facility draws

 

(1,164)

 

1,021

Debenture and term note repayments

 

-

 

(376)

Contributions from noncontrolling interests

 

16

 

525

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

(184)

 

(158)

Contributions from redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

4

 

-

Distributions to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

(42)

 

(27)

Common shares issued

 

2,227

 

8

Preference share dividends

 

(73)

 

(71)

Common share dividends

 

(276)

 

(241)

 

 

751

 

225

Effect of translation of foreign denominated cash and cash equivalents

 

(40)

 

61

Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

720

 

(70)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

1,015

 

1,261

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

1,735

 

1,191

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

 

 

March 31,
2016

 

December 31,
2015

 

(unaudited; millions of Canadian dollars; number of shares in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,735

 

1,015

 

Restricted cash

 

7

 

34

 

Accounts receivable and other (Note 4)

 

4,468

 

5,430

 

Accounts receivable from affiliates

 

6

 

7

 

Inventory

 

694

 

1,111

 

 

 

6,910

 

7,597

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

63,251

 

64,434

 

Long-term investments

 

6,729

 

7,008

 

Restricted long-term investments

 

61

 

49

 

Deferred amounts and other assets

 

3,119

 

3,160

 

Intangible assets, net

 

1,304

 

1,348

 

Goodwill

 

77

 

80

 

Deferred income taxes

 

1,012

 

839

 

 

 

82,463

 

84,515

 

Liabilities and equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Bank indebtedness

 

730

 

361

 

Short-term borrowings

 

473

 

599

 

Accounts payable and other

 

6,421

 

7,351

 

Accounts payable to affiliates

 

94

 

48

 

Interest payable

 

394

 

324

 

Environmental liabilities

 

155

 

141

 

Current maturities of long-term debt (Note 6)

 

2,429

 

1,990

 

 

 

10,696

 

10,814

 

Long-term debt (Note 6)

 

36,543

 

39,391

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

5,482

 

6,056

 

Deferred income taxes

 

5,814

 

5,915

 

 

 

58,535

 

62,176

 

Contingencies (Note 12)

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

2,262

 

2,141

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

 

 

Preference shares

 

6,515

 

6,515

 

Common shares (929 and 868 outstanding at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively)

 

9,828

 

7,391

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

3,315

 

3,301

 

Retained earnings

 

754

 

142

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (Note 8)

 

366

 

1,632

 

Reciprocal shareholding

 

(102)

 

(83)

 

Total Enbridge Inc. shareholders’ equity

 

20,676

 

18,898

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

990

 

1,300

 

 

 

21,666

 

20,198

 

 

 

82,463

 

84,515

 

 

Variable Interest Entities (Note 5)

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited)

 

1.          BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge or the Company) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) and Regulation S-X for interim consolidated financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete consolidated financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s amended consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed on May 12, 2016. In the opinion of management, the interim consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, with the exception of an out-of-period adjustment further described in Note 3, Segmented Information, which management considers necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as at March 31, 2016 and results of operations and cash flows for the three month s ended March 31, 2016 and 2015. These interim consolidated financial statements follow the same significant accounting policies as those included in the Company’s amended consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended December 31, 2015, except for the adoption of new standards (Note 2). Amounts are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

 

The Company’s operations and earnings for interim periods can be affected by seasonal fluctuations within the gas distribution utility business, as well as other factors such as the supply of and demand for crude oil and natural gas.

 

REPORTABLE SEGMENTS

Effective January 1, 2016, as a result of the recent changes from restructuring its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business (Canadian Restructuring Plan), Enbridge revised its reportable segments to better reflect the underlying operations of the Company. Enbridge conducts its business through five business segments: Liquids Pipelines; Gas Distribution; Gas Pipelines and Processing; Green Power and Transmission; and Energy Services, as discussed below. The Company believes this new format more clearly describes the financial performance of its business segments, provides increased transparency with respect to operational results and aligns with business segment decision making and management.

 

Comparative amounts presented on a segmented basis have been restated accordingly to be consistent with the current period reportable segments.

 

LIQUIDS PIPELINES

Liquids Pipelines consists of common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined products pipelines and terminals in Canada and the United States, including Canadian Mainline, Lakehead Pipeline System (Lakehead System), Regional Oil Sands System, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast, Southern Lights Pipeline, Bakken System and Feeder Pipelines and Other.

 

GAS DISTRIBUTION

Gas Distribution consists of the Company’s natural gas utility operations, the core of which is Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (EGD), which serves residential, commercial and industrial customers, primarily in central and eastern Ontario as well as northern New York State. This business segment also includes natural gas distribution activities in Quebec and New Brunswick and the Company’s investment in Noverco Inc. (Noverco).

 

GAS PIPELINES AND PROCESSING

Gas Pipelines and Processing consists of investments in natural gas pipelines and gathering and processing facilities. Investments in natural gas pipelines include the Company’s interests in the Alliance Pipeline, the Vector Pipeline (Vector) and transmission and gathering pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. Investments in natural gas processing include the Company’s interest in Aux Sable, a natural gas extraction and fractionation business located near the terminus of the Alliance Pipeline, Canadian

 

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Midstream assets located in northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta and United States Midstream assets located primarily in Texas and Oklahoma.

 

GREEN POWER AND TRANSMISSION

Green Power and Transmission consists of the Company’s investments in renewable energy assets and transmission facilities. Renewable energy assets consist of wind, solar, geothermal and waste heat recovery facilities and are located in Canada primarily in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Quebec and in the United States primarily in Colorado, Texas and Indiana.

 

ENERGY SERVICES

The Energy Services businesses in Canada and the United States undertake physical commodity marketing activity and logistical services, oversee refinery supply services and manage the Company’s volume commitments on Alliance Pipeline, Vector and other pipeline systems.

 

ELIMINATIONS AND OTHER

In addition, Eliminations and Other includes operating and administrative costs and foreign exchange costs which are not allocated to business segments. Also included in Eliminations and Other are new business development activities, general corporate investments and elimination of transactions between segments required to present financial performance and financial position on a consolidated basis.

 

2.          SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

ADOPTION OF NEW STANDARDS

Classification of Deferred Taxes on the Statements of Financial Position

Effective January 1, 2016, the Company elected to early adopt Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2015-17 and applied the standard on a prospective basis. The amendments require that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in the Consolidated Statements of Financial Position. The adoption of the pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments in Business Combinations

Effective January 1, 2016, the Company adopted ASU 2015-16 on a prospective basis. The new standard requires that an acquirer must recognize adjustments to provisional amounts that are identified during the measurement period in the reporting period in which the adjustment amounts are determined. The adoption of the pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Measurement Date of Defined Benefit Obligation and Plan Assets

Effective January 1, 2016, the Company adopted ASU 2015-04 on a prospective basis. The revised criteria will simplify the fair value measurement of defined benefit plan assets and obligations. The adoption of the pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis

ASU 2015-02, issued in February 2015, revises the current consolidation guidance which results in a change in the determination of whether an entity consolidates certain types of legal entities. The new standard is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and may be applied on a full or modified retrospective basis. Effective January 1, 2016, the Company adopted ASU 2015-02 on a modified retrospective basis, which amended and clarified the guidance on VIEs. There was a significant change in the assessment of limited partnerships and other similar legal entities as VIEs, including the removal of the presumption that the general partner should consolidate a limited partnership. As a result, the Company has determined that a majority of the limited partnerships that are currently consolidated or equity accounted for are VIEs. The amended guidance did not impact the Company’s accounting treatment of such entities, however, material disclosures for VIEs have been provided, as necessary.

 

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3.          SEGMENTED INFORMATION

 

Effective January 1, 2016, the Company revised its reportable segments (Note 1). Revisions to the segmented information presentation on a retrospective basis include:

·                 The replacement of the previous segments: Liquids Pipelines; Gas Distribution; Gas Pipelines, Processing and Energy Services; Sponsored Investments; and Corporate with new segments: Liquids Pipelines; Gas Distribution; Gas Pipelines and Processing; Green Power and Transmission; and Energy Services;

·                 Presenting the Earnings before interest and income taxes of each segment as opposed to Earnings attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders. Amounts related to Interest expense, Income taxes, Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests and Preference share dividends are now reported on a consolidated basis.

 

Segmented information for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 are as follows:

 

Three months ended March 31, 2016

Liquids
Pipelines

Gas
Distribution

Gas
Pipelines
and
Processing

Green Power
and
Transmission

Energy
Services

Eliminations
and Other

Consolidated

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

2,613

1,166

652

134

4,311

(81)

8,795

Commodity and gas distribution costs

(2)

(766)

(483)

1

(4,296)

81

(5,465)

Operating and administrative

(766)

(134)

(119)

(40)

(15)

(6)

(1,080)

Depreciation and amortization

(346)

(80)

(74)

(48)

-

(11)

(559)

Environmental costs, net of recoveries

(17)

-

-

-

-

-

(17)

 

1,482

186

(24)

47

-

(17)

1,674

Income/(loss) from equity investments

113

43

70

2

(2)

-

226

Other income/(expense)

17

10

15

-

(4)

238

276

Earnings/(loss) before interest and income taxes

1,612

239

61

49

(6)

221

2,176

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

(412)

Income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

(417)

Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,347

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

(61)

Preference share dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

(73)

Earnings attributable to Enbridge Inc. common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,213

Additions to property, plant and equipment

1,332

248

52

7

-

6

1,645

 

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Three months ended March 31, 2015

Liquids Pipelines

Gas Distribution

Gas
Pipelines
and
Processing

Green Power and Transmission

Energy Services

Eliminations and Other

Consolidated

(millions of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

791

1,792

1,127

131

4,207

(119)

7,929

Commodity and gas distribution costs

(1)

(1,368)

(965)

1

(4,190)

117

(6,406)

Operating and administrative

(681)

(134)

(115)

(29)

(18)

(14)

(991)

Depreciation and amortization

(280)

(77)

(65)

(46)

-