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Enbridge Energy Partners Restarts Line 14

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Enbridge Energy Partners Restarts Line 1419:26 EDT Tuesday, August 07, 2012HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2012) - Enbridge Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:EEP) ("the Partnership") announced today that its Line 14 has been safely restarted. The Partnership received approval to restart Line 14 from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Monday, August 6, after the agency approved the required Restart Plan. Line 14 is a 24-inch, pipeline with capacity of 317,600 barrels per day, installed in 1998. It predominantly transports light crude oil to Chicago area refineries. It is part of the Partnership's Lakehead System and owned by Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of the Partnership. About Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (www.enbridgepartners.com) owns and operates a diversified portfolio of crude oil and natural gas transportation systems in the United States. Its principal crude oil system is the largest transporter of growing oil production from western Canada. The system's deliveries to refining centers and connected carriers in the United States account for approximately 13 percent of total U.S. oil imports; while deliveries to Ontario, Canada satisfy approximately 70 percent of refinery demand in that region. The Partnership's natural gas gathering, treating, processing and transmission assets, which are principally located onshore in the active U.S. Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast area, deliver approximately 2.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Lorraine LittleU.S.: Enbridge Energy Partners, LPMedia(715) 398-4677 or toll-free (877) 496-8142usmedia@enbridge.comORSanjay LadEnbridge Energy Partners, LPInvestment CommunityToll-free: (866) EEP INFO or (866) 337-4636eep@enbridge.comORJody BalkoEnbridge Energy Partners, LPInvestment Community(403) 231-5720jody.balko@enbridge.comwww.enbridgepartners.comORJennifer VareyCanada: Enbridge Energy Partners, LPMedia(403) 508-6563 or toll-free (888) 992-0997jennifer.varey@enbridge.com