Enbridge Plans $2.5-Billion Gas Processing Plant and Pipeline for Chetwynd, B.C.
Enbridge Corporation is proposing to build a new natural gas liquids extraction plant and pipeline based near Chetwynd, British Columbia, at a cost of C$2.5 billion.
The “straddle plant” would distill 1.0 to 1.5 billion cubic feet of liquids per day from the stream of raw, fracked gas in northeastern British Columbia, reports industry newsletter JWN Energy. Then the 100,000-barrel-per-day pipeline would carry the finished product 130 to 170 kilometres to Taylor, B.C. for further processing and rail loading.
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The Calgary-based fossil filed a project application with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office in August. JWN says the project “is currently in the conceptual stage,” with front-end engineering design due to begin soon. Enbridge expects to open the plant in the winter of 2024.
In a research note, GMP FirstEnergy analyst Ian Gillies says the pipeline would likely feed a fractionation plant that Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline is already talking about building.