CALGARY, June 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Alliance Pipeline L.P. ("Alliance") today
announced plans to develop a pipeline and associated facilities in
North Dakota to transport liquids-rich natural gas. Hess Corporation
has entered into a precedent agreement with Alliance for service on the
proposed 80-mile lateral pipeline, which would connect production from
Hess' gas processing facility in Tioga, ND to the Alliance mainline
near Sherwood, ND, for onward shipment to the Chicago market hub.
The pipeline's initial design capacity is approximately 120,000 Mcf/day,
and can be expanded based on shipper demand. Alliance will hold an open
season this summer to identify further shipper transportation needs.
The Tioga Lateral Project has a planned in-service date of July 2013,
subject to regulatory and other required approvals.
"The Alliance system ships high-energy, liquids-rich natural gas, to NGL
processing facilities owned by Aux Sable Liquid Products at the
terminus of the mainline system near Chicago", said Murray Birch,
Alliance president and CEO. "We are pleased that the Tioga Lateral
Project will enable us to offer Williston Basin producers a value-added
transportation option that is unique in North America".
Alliance has one of the best safety and performance records in the
natural gas transmission industry. Alliance will consult with and
inform affected stakeholders throughout the pipeline project's planning
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Proposed pipeline route map available: http://files.newswire.ca/977/Tioga_map_captioned.pdf
About the Alliance Pipeline system:
The Alliance Pipeline system consists of an approximately 2,311-mile
integrated Canadian and U.S. high-pressure natural gas transmission
pipeline system, delivering rich natural gas from the Western Canadian
Sedimentary Basin and the Williston Basin to the Chicago market hub.
The United States portion of the system is owned and operated by
Alliance Pipeline L.P. and consists of approximately 900 miles of
mainline and related infrastructure. The system has been in commercial
service since December 2000 and delivers, on average, about 1.6 billion
standard cubic feet (or 45.3 million standard cubic metres) of natural
gas per day. More information about the company is available at www.alliancepipeline.com.
Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership ("Alliance Canada") owns the
Canadian portion of the Alliance Pipeline system. Alliance Canada is
owned 50 percent each by affiliates of Enbridge Income Fund (TSX:
ENF.UN) and Veresen Inc. (TSX: VSN).
Alliance Pipeline L.P. ("Alliance U.S.A.") owns the U.S. portion of the
Alliance Pipeline system. Alliance U.S.A. is owned 50 percent each by
affiliates of Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) and Veresen Inc.
SOURCE Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership
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