Rangeland Midstream Canada has started construction work on its Marten Hills Pipeline System.
The system consists of new crude oil and condensate pipelines located in the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta. The Marten Hills Pipeline System will extend 85 kilometers, terminating at an interconnect with Plains Midstream Canada's Rainbow Pipeline System, which serves the Edmonton, Alberta hub and refining market.
The Marten Hills system is expected to come into services in the second quarter of 2020.
The system is anchored by long-term transportation agreements with three of the region's largest crude oil producers, who have made a combined minimum volume commitment representing 40% of the system's capacity. The agreements span a 450,00-acre area of mutual interest dedicated to the Marten Hills system.
Rangeland Canada vice president of business development Briton Speer says: 'Rangeland Canada is excited to announce that we have received all of the required permits and regulatory approvals that allow us to begin clearing rights of way in advance of pipeline construction, which is expected to begin later this month.
'The Marten Hills system will alleviate infrastructure bottlenecks and allow us to provide our customers with flow assurance and the safe, high-quality transportation services they need to access the best markets.'