Alberta gas processing shows significant development

Alberta straddle plants are some of the largest gas processing plants in North America (Fig. 1). They are called "straddle" plants because they are located adjacent to, or straddling, major gas pipeline systems. Click here to enlarge imageA look into the past, in this first of four articles on the gas processing phenomenon of straddle plants, shows that Albertan gas processing has been shaped by many factors including a shifting price basis, development of the petrochemical industry, and technological developments.Part 2, next week, will examine the outlook for these Canadian facilities. A third article will focus on the straddle plants that process Alberta gas in the market with onsite ...

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