Access Pipeline System

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Access Pipeline System is an operating pipeline system in Alberta, Canada.[1]

System details

The Access Pipeline System consists of two distinct pipeline networks. One transports diluent from Edmonton to the Wood Buffalo area, and the second transports comingled bitument and diluent or "blend" from Wood Buffalo to Edmonton for distribution. This system also includes the Sturgeon Terminal and the Stonefell Terminal tank farm.[1]

Access Dilbit Pipeline

The pipeline runs between the Christina Lake area of Northeastern Alberta, Canada and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[1] It carries dilbit (diluted bitumen), a diluted version of tar sands bitumen that allows it to flow through pipelines.

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  • Operator:
  • Owner: Wolf Midstream (100%)[2]
  • Parent company: Wolf Midstream (100%)[2]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 350 kilometers[2]
    • 300 kilometers (42 inches)[2]
    • 50 kilometers (30 inches)[2]
  • Diameter: 30, 42 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[3]
  • Start year: 2007[4]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

The pipeline was originally owned by Wolf Midstream (50%) and Devon Energy (50%), but Devon Energy sold its interest to Wolf Midstream in 2016.[5]

Access Diluent Pipeline

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  • Operator:
  • Owner: Wolf Midstream (100%)[6]
  • Parent company: Wolf Midstream (100%)
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 350 kilometers[2]
  • Diameter: 16, 24 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start year: 2007[4]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

Access NGL North Pipeline

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  • Operator:
  • Owner: Wolf Midstream (100%)[7]
  • Parent company: Wolf Midstream (100%)[7]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 100 kilometers[7]
  • Diameter: 16 inches[7]
  • Status: Operating[7]
  • Start year: 2007[4]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL)

The ACTL is described as a multi-party, open access pipeline designed for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). The system currently gathers 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year and has an ultimate capacity of 14.6 million tonnes of CO2.[8]

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  • Operator:
  • Owner: Wolf Midstream (100%)[8]
  • Parent company: Wolf Midstream (100%)[8]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 240 kilometers[9]
  • Diameter: 16 inches[7]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2020
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure:

Background

In 2016, Wolf Midstream acquired the remaining 50% ownership interest in the Access Pipeline System from Devon Energy Corp. (Devon) for $1.4 billion.

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Access Pipeline Acquisition Completed, Wolf Midstream, October 14, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Wolf Midstream Pipeline". Wolf Midstream. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  3. Asset Data, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 27, 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Wolf Midstream Presentation (2019)" (PDF). Life in the Heartland. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  5. "Devon Energy Completes Sale of Access Pipeline". investors.devonenergy.com. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  6. "Operations". Wolf Midstream. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 "Wolf Midstream NGL". Wolf Midstream. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Wolf Midstream Carbon". Wolf Midstream. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  9. "The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line" (PDF). Global CCS Institute. Retrieved 2022-02-23.

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