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Inter Pipeline will invest approximately $125 million in pipeline and associated facilities to connect Canadian Natural's Kirby North production facility to Inter Pipeline’s Cold Lake and Polaris pipeline systems.
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This includes the construction of 25 km of 16-inch blend and 8-inch diameter diluent pipeline laterals, as well as a new pumping and metering facility at Kirby North. The connections will be designed to cost effectively accommodate future phases of the Kirby North project.
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Inter Pipeline’s proposed Propane Dehydrogenation and Polypropylene Complex in Alberta's Industrial Heartland
Inter Pipeline’s proposed Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) plant will take propane and convert it into propylene. Propylene is a valuable basic petrochemical that can be further processed into various valuable consumer products including a wide variety of plastic products, anti-freeze or adhesives. The proposed PDH plant is being designed to consume approximately 22,000 barrels per day of propane and turn it into approximately 525,000 tonnes per year of polymer grade (high quality) propylene.
As of November 2016, Inter Pipeline is also investing in the development of a proposed polypropylene (PP) facility at the same location as the PDH plant. The propylene produced by Inter Pipeline’s PDH plant would be used as feedstock for the PP facility. Combined, this will create a petrochemical complex capable of producing approximately 525,000 tonnes of polypropylene per year.
Currently, the small amount of polymer grade propylene produced in Alberta is shipped to the United States for processing, leaving the value in the U.S., before finished products are shipped back to Canada. Now, with Inter Pipeline’s proposed $3.1 billion petrochemical complex, high value and easy to transport polypropylene could be produced in Alberta to the benefit of both tax revenue and job creation.
Approximately $350 million has been invested by Inter Pipeline on the petrochemical complex to date (September 30, 2017). Civil work at the project site is underway and the engineering and design work required for the facilities is proceeding.
Inter Pipeline continues to work diligently to secure appropriate long-term contracts with strong “take-or-pay” features to support this large-scale capital project. A final investment decision is expected before the end of 2017, with operations beginning in the second half of 2021.
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