CALGARY, April 13 /CNW/ - In response to the growing needs of its customers in northeast British Columbia, Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced open seasons to assess customer requirements for expanded transportation service on its Transportation North (T-North) system, and for raw gas gathering and processing service in the Fort Nelson resource area.
Transportation Services Open Season
Interested parties are invited to respond to a binding open season for up to 200 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/d) of firm transportation service from Spectra Energy's Fort Nelson Gas Plant to existing and proposed delivery points into the NOVA Gas transmission system. The planned expansion has a targeted in-service date of January, 2012.
"Spectra Energy's Fort Nelson mainline is a critical part of the natural gas transportation system in northeast British Columbia and is strategically positioned to provide take-away capacity from active producing areas," said Rob Whitwham, vice president, pipeline, Spectra Energy Transmission West. "We are offering new pipeline capacity to meet the rising demand for transportation service in the region."
Spectra Energy is also seeking non-binding expressions of interest for incremental transportation capacity required in 2012 or thereafter, between any receipt and delivery points on the T-North system.
Raw Gas Gathering and Processing Open Season
In addition, in response to continued customer interest and significant producer expectations for continued growth in shale gas production from the Fort Nelson resource area, the company is seeking non-binding expressions of interest for the expansion of raw gas transmission service and processing service at its Fort Nelson Gas Plant and its recently approved Fort Nelson North Processing Facility.
"We are holding this open season to evaluate the needs and timing requirements for additional raw gas gathering and processing services in the Fort Nelson area," said Duane Rae, vice president, field services, Spectra Energy Transmission West.
Parties interested in the transportation services open season are required to submit a service request prior to the close of the open season period on May 7, 2010, at 3:00 pm (MDT). The details of the open season and the service request forms will be posted on www.wei-pipeline.com. Customers should contact Mel Thorp, director of marketing and business development, T-North, Spectra Energy Transmission West, by telephone at 403-699-1578 or by email at MelThorp@spectraenergy.com.
Parties interested in the raw gas gathering and processing services open season must submit a nomination form prior to the close of the open season period on May 7, 2010, at 3:00 pm (MDT). To obtain a nomination form, or for enquiries regarding the open season, customers should contact their Spectra Energy Strategic Account Manager, or Brian Tanaka, director of marketing, field services, Spectra Energy Transmission West at 403-699-1810 or at BTanaka@spectraenergy.com.
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. For nearly a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and related infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company operates in the United States and Canada approximately 19,100 miles of transmission pipeline, more than 285 billion cubic feet of storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations and local distribution assets. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Spectra Energy is a member of both the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index and the U.S. S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Project's Leadership Index. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.
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