CALGARY—Pembina Pipeline Corp. announced it is going ahead with plans for a $115-million expansion of one of its pipeline systems in northwestern Alberta.
According to the Calgary-based firm, the expansion to its Peace Pipeline System will deliver an additional 40,000 barrels per day to its Fox Creek terminal about halfway between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alta.
The expansion will see the installation of approximately 60 kilometres of 16-inch pipeline along Pembina’s existing right-of-way, and will provide service to producers developing the regional Montney and Duvernay formation resource plays.
Once complete, Pembina will have three pipelines in the corridor capable of segregating and shipping various grades of crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids.
Construction on the project, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to get underway this winter.
The in-service date is estimated to be in the third quarter of 2014.
In conjunction with the pipeline expansion, Pembina is also installing eight clean crude oil and condensate truck unloading risers at the Fox Creek terminal.
Those are anticipated to be in service in the fourth quarter of this year.