Will build 350,000 barrel crude oil storage tank at facility near Christina Lake oilsands project
CALGARY—Enbridge Inc. plans to spend $200-million to expand one of its terminals in northern Alberta to support increased production from a nearby oilsands operation.
According to Enbridge, it will develop a new site adjacent to to its Sunday Creek Terminal in the Christina Lake area near Fort McMurray, Alta., and build a new 350,000 barrel crude oil storage tank and associated pumps and piping to support a boost in production at the Christina Lake project.
The work also includes installations for a future tank, Enbridge said.
The Christina Lake project is jointly owned by Cenovus Energy Inc. and ConocoPhillips.
The Sunday Creek Terminal was put into service in August 2011.
“We are pleased to move forward in supporting the planned production growth from the Christina Lake project,” Guy Jarvis, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer of liquids pipelines, said in a statement.
“This expansion furthers Enbridge’s plans to bring incremental volume from projects in the region to the Athabasca Twin pipeline.”