Alliance Pipeline Announces New VP of Law, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

CALGARY, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Alliance Pipeline Ltd. announced that, effective today, William (Bill) Christensen has been appointed the company's new Vice President, Law, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Christensen has over 25 years of legal experience in the pipeline, logistics and facilities management industries, including several years as a litigator in private practice. He has been with Alliance since 2006 in the role of Senior Corporate Counsel & Privacy Officer.

"We are pleased to appoint Bill as Alliance's Vice President of Law, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary", said Terrance Kutryk, Alliance Pipeline President and CEO. "As Alliance grows its North American value proposition as a premier liquids-rich natural gas transportation solution, Bill's industry experience and proven strengths in legal and regulatory leadership and counsel will be vital attributes."

"I am looking forward to joining Alliance's strong management team and playing a key role with the company as it moves forward with a compelling new business approach", said Mr. Christensen.

Mr. Christensen is replacing Ms. Susan Wright who has held the position of VP of Law, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary with Alliance since February 2007. Ms. Wright's planned retirement, effective April 30, has her looking forward to increasing her community involvement and spending more time with her family.

"Susan has made many meaningful contributions to Alliance's success and building a team for the future", said Mr. Kutryk. "We sincerely appreciate the tremendous energy and diligence she brought to the role and wish her a wonderful retirement".

The Alliance Pipeline system consists of a 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 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.

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. (TSX:VSN).

More information about the company is available at

Image with caption: "Bill Christensen, Alliance Pipeline VP of Law, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary (CNW Group/Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership

For further information:

Alan Roth
Corporate Communications
(403) 517-7742

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