Long-term agreements underpin new facility near Pembina's Musreau facility
CALGARY, Aug. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA), announced that it plans to construct, own, and operate a new 100 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") shallow cut gas plant ("Musreau II") and associated natural gas liquids ("NGL") and gas gathering pipelines near its existing Musreau facility (part of the Company's Cutbank Complex) in west central Alberta.
Musreau II, which is expected to cost approximately $110 million, is underpinned by long-term contracts with area producers for 100 percent of the facility's capacity. The facility will be designed to extract propane-plus (C3+) and is expected to yield approximately 4,200 barrels per day of NGL for transportation on Pembina's Conventional Pipelines. The Company expects that volumes from the Musreau II facility will further support its previously announced Conventional Pipeline expansions. Subject to regulatory and environmental approval, Pembina expects Musreau II to be in-service in the first quarter of 2015.
"We are excited to have secured long-term contracts for another field gas processing and gathering infrastructure development and services," said Bob Michaleski, Pembina's Chief Executive Officer. "Musreau II will provide much-needed processing capacity for our customers located in an attractive area with strong liquids-rich natural gas supply growth. Our ability to continue to attract such projects again demonstrates the value of our vertically integrated service offering - volumes from Musreau II will find their way to the Redwater area via our expanded Conventional Pipelines."
Pembina's Gas Services business has 368 MMcf/d net shallow cut processing capacity, as well as, 205 MMcf/d of deep cut processing capacity currently in operation, with an additional 200 MMcf/d expected to be on stream in the third quarter of this year (Saturn I), another 200 MMcf/d to be on stream in the third quarter of 2014 (Resthaven) and a further 200 MMcf/d on stream in late 2015 (Saturn II). With the addition of Musreau II, Pembina's gas processing capacity is expected to reach approximately 1.2 billion cubic feet per day by the end of 2015.
Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for nearly 60 years. Pembina owns and operates: pipelines that transport conventional and synthetic crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids produced in western Canada; oil sands and heavy oil and diluent pipelines; gas gathering and processing facilities; and, an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. With facilities strategically located in western Canada and in natural gas liquids markets in eastern Canada and the U.S., Pembina also offers a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services that span across its operations. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations enable it to offer services needed by the energy sector along the hydrocarbon value chain.
Pembina is a trusted member of the communities in which it operates and is committed to generating value for its investors by running its businesses in a safe, environmentally responsible manner that is respectful of community stakeholders.
Forward-Looking Statements & Information
This document contains certain forward-looking statements and information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of applicable securities legislation that are based on Pembina's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "expects", "will", "estimate", "expand", "would", "could", "possible" and similar expressions suggesting future events or future performance.
In particular, this document contains forward-looking statements, including certain financial outlook, pertaining to, without limitation, the following: Pembina's business objectives; the planned capacity of the proposed Musreau II gas plant; the anticipated capital cost of Musreau II; the expected in-service date of Musreau II; the ongoing utilization and expansions of and additions to Pembina's business and asset base, growth and growth potential; expectations regarding future demand for gas processing; and expectations regarding supply and demand factors and pricing for oil and natural gas. These forward-looking statements and information are being made by Pembina based on certain assumptions that Pembina has made in respect thereof as at the date of this document including those discussed below.
With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this document, Pembina has made assumptions regarding, among other things: ongoing utilization and future expansion, development, growth and performance of Pembina's business and asset base; future demand for gas processing and transportation services; future levels of oil and natural gas development; and potential revenue and cash flow enhancement; future cash flows.
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