CALGARY, Jan. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (TSX: KML) today announces the commencement of service for the first four of twelve crude oil storage tanks at Base Line Terminal, a 50-50 crude oil merchant terminal joint venture with Keyera (TSX: KEY) in Sherwood Park, Alberta (near Edmonton). The remaining eight tanks at the facility, all twelve of which are fully-contracted with long-term, firm take-or-pay agreements with creditworthy customers, are expected to be phased into service throughout 2018.
Base Line Terminal is connected by pipeline to Kinder Morgan's Edmonton-area terminals and is capable of sourcing the majority of the crude streams handled by Kinder Morgan for delivery to multiple destinations, including but not limited to, Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline, the 50%-Kinder Morgan-owned Alberta Crude and Edmonton Rail terminals, other Edmonton area facilities and major export pipelines.
"Kinder Morgan is pleased to commence operation of the Base Line Terminal and provide the Edmonton market with much needed, additional merchant storage," said John Schlosser, President of Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals. "The project is forecast to be completed on-time and on-budget later in the year, owing to strong cooperation with and support from our contractors and various project stakeholders, including the local community, regulators and government agencies. We are also excited to expand our partnership in the Edmonton-area with Keyera and appreciate their support and involvement in the project."
Kinder Morgan's total investment in the project is approximately CAD $398 million, including costs associated with the construction of a pipeline segment funded solely by Kinder Morgan. Up to an additional 1.8 million barrels may be added in a phase-two expansion of the terminal, depending on future demand.
About Kinder Morgan Canada Limited
Kinder Morgan Canada Limited operates a business, comprising a number of pipeline systems and terminal facilities including the Trans Mountain pipeline, the Canadian portion of the Cochin pipeline, the Trans Mountain Puget Sound pipeline, Trans Mountain Jet Fuel pipeline, the Westridge Marine and Vancouver Wharves terminals in British Columbia as well as various crude oil loading facilities in Edmonton, Alberta. The Trans Mountain pipeline currently transports approximately 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and refined petroleum products from the oil sands in Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia and Washington state. On November 29, 2016, the Government of Canada granted approval for the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project, to increase the nominal capacity of the system to 890,000 bpd.
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SOURCE Kinder Morgan Canada Limited