CALGARY, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Alliance Pipeline announced today it is
offering capacity on its system for natural gas transportation services
effective December 1, 2015. Starting August 15, 2013, through a
Precedent Agreement process, customers can express interest in December
1, 2015 capacity on the Alliance system. Capacity will be allocated on
a first come, first served basis as Precedent Agreements are executed.
"Since last October, when we launched our proposed New Services
Framework, Alliance has held over 60 customer consultations. The
consultation process helped us further refine our service offerings to
better meet shippers' needs in a dynamic marketplace", said Daniel
Sutherland, Vice-President, Business Development. "The Precedent
Agreement process we've put in place responds to the interest expressed
in acquiring capacity on our pipeline, post-2015".
Most of Alliance's original 15-year term transportation agreements end
November 30, 2015, and Alliance's new service offerings will be the
basis for recontracting the pipeline. Alliance's New Services Framework
predictable and competitive fixed tolls;
a suite of pipeline services to appeal to a diverse range of customers;
a new Canadian trading pool; and,
low-cost rich gas transportation to premium downstream markets that
recognizes the commercial risks in today's natural gas marketplace.
As part of this new framework, Alliance will also be applying for
regulatory approval to change its Hydrocarbon Dewpoint (HCDP) tariff
specification effective December 1, 2015. The HCDP change will
facilitate an increase in the natural gas liquids (NGL) component of
the gas Alliance transports.
"To further establish Alliance as the transporter of choice for rich
gas, we are initiating a change in our Hydrocarbon Dewpoint tariff
specification from -10 degrees C (14 F) to -5 degrees C (23 F)", said
Sutherland. "Alliance will be the only long haul, dense phase natural
gas pipeline operating with an HCDP of -5 degrees C (23 F) shipping
from Canada to premium downstream markets".
Unlike most natural gas pipelines, the Alliance system is capable of
transporting methane and entrained NGL in a dense phase stream.
Alliance's rich gas design allows producers to avoid costly investments
in gas plant processing infrastructure. The Aux Sable Liquid Products
plant at the Alliance system's southern end near Chicago extracts and
fractionates the various NGL components into specific marketable
products. Alliance's average annual capacity is 1.6 bcf/day and the
system is in proximity to more than 6 bcf/d of natural gas supply
looking for attractive markets.
A full description of the New Services Framework and Precedent Agreement
process is posted on Alliance's website. Go to "Doing Business With Us"
About Alliance Pipeline:
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 Holdings
Inc. (TSX:ENF) 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.
More information about the company is available at www.alliancepipeline.com.
SOURCE: Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership
For further information:
Tel: (403) 517-7742