CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Alliance Pipeline L.P. (Alliance) today
announced an open season to identify further shipper demand for natural
gas transportation service originating on its proposed 77-mile Tioga
Lateral Project pipeline for delivery to the Chicago market hub.
Alliance plans to construct the pipeline and associated facilities in
North Dakota to transport liquids-rich natural gas from Tioga, ND to
the Alliance mainline near Sherwood, ND, for onward shipment to
Chicago. A precedent agreement has been executed with Hess Corporation
as an anchor shipper on the Tioga Lateral. Matching capacity on the
Alliance mainline is included in the open season service offering.
The open season for firm capacity on the Tioga Lateral and Alliance's
mainline will commence September 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Central Daylight
Time and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time October 27, 2011.
Alliance will also consider service requests requiring new Tioga
Lateral receipt points as well as extension of the Tioga Lateral
pipeline. Open season details are available at www.alliancepipeline.com in the "Proposed Tioga Lateral Pipeline" section.
The pipeline's proposed design capacity is approximately 120,000
Mcf/day, which can be expanded based on shipper demand. The pipeline's
planned in-service date is July 2013, subject to timely receipt of
regulatory and other required approvals.
"The need only continues to grow for pipeline infrastructure in the
Bakken to transport producers' liquids-rich gas to markets", said
Murray Birch, Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our
Tioga Lateral will enable North Dakota producers to realize revenues
from gas that might otherwise be flared and will also stimulate
development of more receipt points and extensions. Alliance shippers
also benefit from a pipeline system that is among the most
cost-effective and reliable in the industry".
About the Alliance Pipeline system:
The Alliance Pipeline system consists of an approximately 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 United States portion of the system is owned and operated by
Alliance Pipeline L.P. and consists of approximately 900 miles of
mainline and related infrastructure. 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. More information about the company is available at www.alliancepipeline.com.
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 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.
The Tioga Lateral Project is currently using the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission pre-filing process for preparation of an
Environmental Assessment under Docket No. PF11-7-000.
SOURCE Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership
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