Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced plans to build a new facility and expand its gas processing capacity at Musreau by 100 million ft3/d at an estimated cost of US$ 105 million.
Musurea III is underpinned by long term agreements with several area producers and will involve the construction of a 100 million ft3/d shallow cut facility which will be built adjacent to Pembina’s existing Musreau facility and the nearly complete Musreau II facility. Pembina expects Musreau III to have a liquids extraction capacity of 3000 bpd, subject to gas compositions. Similar to the company’s other gas processing facilities, the agreements for Musreau III are take or pay in nature and provide flow through of operating expenses. Subject to regulatory and environmental approval, Pembina anticipates bringing Musreau III onstream by mid 2016.
Stuart Taylor, Senior Vice President, NGL and natural gas facilities, Pembina said, “the areas surrounding Pembina’s existing gas processing facilities at Musreau, part of our Cutback complex, continue to be a focus for our customers producing liquids rich natural gas. Musreau III allows for additional processing and Pembina’s customers benefit from our ability to provide an integrated service offering including pipeline transportation and fractionation services. Musreau III will leverage the engineering and design work for our Musreau I and Musreau II facilities and will use the same pipeline lateral to access our Peace Pipeline Sysyem. With the successful execution of our Musreau II facility nearing completion ahead of schedule and on budget, I am confident that Musreau III will bring another win for us as we will use our proven ‘assembly line’ approach to facility design and construction.”
Taylor continued, “in total, once Musreau III is complete, the Cutback complex will have approximately 570 million ft3/d of shallow cut processing capacity, 205 million ft3/d of deep cut processing capacity and will produce roughly 25 000 bpd of liquids for transportation on our Conventional Pipelines. We are happy to be adding another long term fee for service asset to our portfolio that will feed into our integrated businesses. Projects like this benefit both our customers and shareholders and allow us to continue producing sustainable returns.”
Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd
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