AltaGas begins operations at North Pine NGL separation facility

January 2, 2018 By    

AltaGas Ltd. commenced commercial operations at its North Pine NGL separation facility in North Pine, British Columbia, Canada, completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

The facility has a capacity of 10,000 barrels per day. It is connected to existing AltaGas infrastructure and is contracted through long-term supply agreements with Painted Pony Energy Ltd. for a portion of the total capacity, says the company. The company expects the remaining capacity to be filled with natural gas liquids from other producers in the area.

The North Pine facility also has access to the Canadian National Railway, allowing for the transport of propane, butane and condensate to North American markets, including propane to the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal upon its completion in the first quarter of 2019, according to AltaGas.

“The completion of our North Pine facility is another major milestone in our northeast British Columbia strategy,” says David Harris, president and CEO of AltaGas. “It will soon be followed by our Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, paving the way to new market alternatives for western Canadian gas producers. Once the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal is complete, we will be able to offer producers a broad suite of midstream services and new market diversification, including premium netbacks through the strong propane demand and pricing in Asian markets.”

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Clara Richter was a managing editor at LP Gas magazine.

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