PIERSON, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2008) - ATCO Midstream and partner Stittco Energy Limited officially opened a new 40-kilometre pipeline Friday. Through collaboration with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., the pipeline will eliminate about 18,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually by reducing the flaring of solution gas associated with local oil production.
"The initiative of ATCO Midstream and Canadian Natural has resulted in the only project of its kind in Manitoba that delivers a quality business solution in combination with real environmental benefits," said Kevin Cumming, President, ATCO Midstream. "This project shows the environmental leadership that can occur when people work together to find solutions."
The project will transport previously flared solution gas from Canadian Natural's Pierson battery in southwest Manitoba and connect to the Wolstitmor gathering system for processing into propane, butane and other useable products at the Nottingham gas plant in southeastern Saskatchewan. The greenhouse gas reduction is approximately the amount generated during the heating of more than 2,200 typical Canadian homes each year.
Part of ATCO Group, ATCO Midstream provides natural gas gathering, processing, storage and natural gas liquids solutions to the Canadian natural gas producing sector.
ATCO Group, an Alberta-based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $7.8 billion and more than 7,000 employees, is comprised of three main business divisions: Power Generation; Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution); and Global Enterprises, with companies active in industrial manufacturing, technology, logistics and energy services. More information about ATCO Midstream can be found on its website www.atcomidstream.com.
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