PALERMO, ND, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Aux Sable Midstream ("ASM"), is
pleased to announce plans to construct a Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) truck
unloading facility at its Palermo Conditioning Plant (previously known
as the Stanley Conditioning Plant). The unloading facility will have an
initial capacity of 5,000 barrels per day. The NGL mix will be injected
into the Palermo Plant/Prairie Rose Pipeline system for delivery and
processing at Aux Sable's Channahon, Illinois Facility. This new truck
unloading facility is anticipated to be operational in April 2012 and
can be easily expanded to 10,000 barrels per day.
The recent acquisition of the Palermo Conditioning Plant and the Prairie
Rose Pipeline allows Aux Sable to provide this new option to producers
in the Bakken area. The Palermo Plant will be able to accept higher
ethane content NGL mixes, is within a modest trucking distance of most
field processing plants in the Bakken area and will avoid truck to rail
transload congestion or delays.
"The new NGL truck unloading facility and the utilization of these
existing midstream assets provide a very operationally effective and
value competitive solution for Bakken gas processors/producers that
have had to invest in field extraction facilities to manage their
NGL-rich gas production. Post April, 2012, Aux Sable will be positioned
to handle NGL rich gas delivered through several gas gathering systems
as well as NGL mixes by truck." said W. J. (Bill) McAdam, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Aux Sable.
About Aux Sable
For over ten years, Aux Sable has delivered outstanding safety,
environmental and operating results. The company now has operations in
several locations in the US and Canada.
Aux Sable USA
Aux Sable Liquid Products owns and operates one of the largest NGL
extraction and fractionation plants in North America. The facility is
located in Channahon, Illinois about 50 miles southwest of Chicago near
the eastern terminus of the Alliance pipeline. The facility is capable
of processing 2,100 mmcfd of gas and can produce about 102,000 barrels
per day of specification NGL products. All of the Alliance gas is
processed at the Channahon NGL Facility where Aux Sable has shipper
contracts to extract the NGLs.
Aux Sable Midstream recently acquired the Palermo Conditioning Plant
(previously known as the Stanley Conditioning Plant) and the Prairie
Rose Pipeline from a wholly owned subsidiary of EOG Resources, Inc. The
Prairie Rose Pipeline connects the Palermo Conditioning Plant to the
Alliance Pipeline, which delivers high energy dense phase gas to Aux
Sable's Channahon, Illinois Plant for NGL extraction and processing.
ASM is pursuing other NGL processing and infrastructure midstream
initiatives, primarily driven by the shale oil and shale gas
developments in the Midwest and northeast United States.
Aux Sable Liquid Products and Aux Sable Midstream are both owned by
Enbridge Inc. (42.7% equity interest), Veresen Inc. (42.7% equity
interest) and Williams Partners (14.6% equity interest). Enbridge Inc.
and Veresen Inc. each own a 50% interest in the Alliance Pipeline.
Aux Sable Canada
Aux Sable Canada is an active midstream gas processing company in
Western Canada, primarily along the Alliance Pipeline corridor. Through
the Alliance-Aux Sable dense phase gas system, ASC provides value added
solutions for producers to effectively develop and produce NGL rich gas
reserves. Since inception, the company has successfully attracted rich
gas to Alliance through inducements and new rich gas connections. ASC's
strategy also includes building, owning and operating offgas processing
facilities for the heavy oil upgrading and refining industry in
Aux Sable Canada is owned by Enbridge Inc. (50% equity interest),
Veresen Inc. (50% equity interest). Enbridge Inc. and Veresen Inc. each
own a 50% interest in the Alliance Pipeline.
For more information on Aux Sable, visit www.auxsable.com.
For specific information on the ASM NGL truck offloading project, please
click on the following link, www.auxsable.com/Palermotruckrack.
SOURCE Aux Sable Liquid Products Inc.
For further information:
Aux Sable US
Scott A. Seibert
Public Affairs Coordinator