Construction of Marten Hills Pipeline System Commenced

Rangeland Midstream Canada has announced that it has started the construction of its Marten Hills Pipeline System. The Pipeline System will extend approximately 52.8 miles and consists of new crude oil and condensate pipelines.

The system starts from the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta and ends at the interconnection with Plains Midstream Canada’s Rainbow Pipeline System in Edmonton, Alberta.

“Rangeland Canada is excited to announce that we have received all of the required permits and regulatory approvals that allow us to begin clearing rights of way in advance of pipeline construction, which is expected to begin later this month,” said Rangeland Canada Vice President of Business Development Briton Speer. “The Marten Hills system will alleviate infrastructure bottlenecks and allow us to provide our customers with flow assurance and the safe, high-quality transportation services they need to access the best markets.”

The Marten Hills system is expected to come into service in the second quarter of 2020. The system is anchored by long-term transportation agreements with three of the region’s largest crude oil producers, who have made a combined minimum volume commitment representing 40% of the system’s capacity.

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worldpipelines

Plains Midstream Now Expanding Formerly Leaked Pipeline

Years after two large oil spills and a $1.3 million fine, Plains Midstream Canada has recently announced plans to expand its Rangeland crude oil pipeline that spreads from Edmonton, Alberta to the U.S. Border.

Plains Midstream Canada’s plans include doubling capacity between Edmonton and Sundre to 100,000 bpd and increasing their system that starts in Sundre and continues south to the border from 20,000 bpd to 100,000. These expansions will be subject to acquiring permits and regulatory approvals and are set to begin minor services later in 2019 and full services in 2021. The new expansions should connect to projects in Montana and Wyoming and eventually deliver crude Canadian oil to Texas.

Plains Midstream's website states that the company has spent $110 million on environmental cleanup efforts for both of their oil spills in 2011 and 2012.

Source: BNN Bloomberg