Pembina to expand Simonette pipeline
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is planning a USD 115M expansion of its Peace Pipeline System between Simonette and Fox Creek, Alberta. The Simonette Pipeline Expansion is expected to deliver approximately 40,000 barrels per day of additional liquids to Pembina's Fox Creek Terminal initially. At Fox Creek, this incremental production will access Pembina's previously announced Phase I and II Peace Pipeline mainline expansions from Fox Creek to the Edmonton area markets.
The Simonette Pipeline Expansion will require the installation of approximately 60km of 16” pipeline along Pembina's existing right-of-way, and will provide service to producers developing the regional Montney and Duvernay formation resource plays. Once complete, Pembina will have three pipelines in the corridor capable of segregating and shipping various grades of crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids. Subject to receiving required environmental and regulatory approvals, Pembina expects to commence construction on the pipeline project this winter, with an estimated in-service date in the third quarter of 2014.
In conjunction with the Simonette Pipeline Expansion, Pembina is also installing eight clean crude oil and condensate truck-unloading risers at the Fox Creek Terminal that it anticipates will be in service in the fourth quarter of 2013.