Largest Lower-48 gas plant running smoothly after 6 months

07/02/2001
Commercial operations for both the Alliance Pipeline from British Columbia to south of Chicago and the Aux Sable natural gas processing plant occurred on Dec. 1, 2000. The pipeline came up to its fully contracted flow of 1.3 bcfd.Presented here are the background and major challenges for the Aux Sable plant, which at 2.1 bcfd design capacity is the largest in the US Lower 48.ConceptionWestern Canada has long suffered from a shortage of open-access transport systems to move its natural gas and NGLs to market. Alliance Pipeline Ltd. saw the need for a new system to overcome this bottleneck.Alliance employs new technology and direct routing to compete with older depreciated but less-efficien...
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