Newspaper article The Canadian Press

AltaGas Gives Green Light to North Pine Propane Plant in Northeastern B.C

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

AltaGas Gives Green Light to North Pine Propane Plant in Northeastern B.C

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AltaGas gives green light to propane plant

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CALGARY - AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA) has decided to go ahead with construction of a propane extraction plant in northeastern British Columbia that will supply the proposed Ridley Island export terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C. .

The Calgary-based company says the North Pine processing facility, 40 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John, B.C., is designed to have two phases with an ultimate capacity for processing up to 20,000 barrels per day.

Site preparation for the first phase is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017. Commercial production is expected in the second quarter of 2018.

AltaGas estimates the first phase will cost between $125 million and $135 million. The plan includes two supply pipelines, each 40 kilometres long, from an existing Alaska Highway truck terminal. …

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