CALGARY, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) today announced
that it has approved Alliance Pipeline Ltd's ("Alliance") application for the
BC Expansion Project (BCX). BCX will enhance capacity for natural gas receipts
originating in northeastern British Columbia.
"We are very pleased with the NEB's decision," said Murray Birch,
president and chief executive officer. "This project will enable a much needed
increase in receipt capacity in northeastern British Columbia. Alliance has
the ability to easily add new infrastructure to our system to increase market
access for gas producers in British Columbia. This project also adds a new
service for shippers on the Alliance system."
Through the regulatory approval process, the NEB evaluated the project's
impact to the local community, the economic environment as well as the needs
of Alliance's natural gas shippers. At the request of the NEB, Alliance will
be conducting a second open season to determine any additional interest in
this newly approved service.
To facilitate this expansion, Alliance will construct approximately $30
million of compression and ancillary facilities to increase capacity to
receive gas supplies on its Taylor-Aitken Creek ("TAC") lateral system.
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 (TSX:ENF.UN) and Fort
Chicago Energy Partners L.P. (TSX:FCE.UN).
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 Fort Chicago Energy
Partners L.P. (TSX:FCE.UN).
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