Enbridge Inc. (ENB), the largest transporter of Canadian crude to the U.S., began a series of pipeline projects in the second quarter, part of an C$8 billion ($7.9 billion) plan to boost shipments of Canadian and Bakken oil to new markets.

Enbridge has enough commercial support to proceed with plans to expand its Toledo pipeline in the U.S. and re-reverse Line 9 in Canada, the Calgary-based company said in a statement today. It also expects to go forward with plans to expand lines that connect the U.S. with Alberta and Ontario, helping to ship more oil-sands output and unclog bottlenecks caused by rising North American crude output.

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