Peace Pipeline

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Peace Pipeline is a multi-phase oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Location

The pipeline runs from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Fox Creek, Alberta, Canada.[1]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Pembina Pipeline Corporation (100.00%)[2]
  • Capacity:
  • Length: 2,110 kilometers / 1,311.1 miles[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Cost:
  • Start Year:

Background

Phase II Expansion

The phase II expansion was put into service in 2015. In aggregate, the Phase II Expansion represents an approximately $670 million of capital investment. The Phase II Expansion is expected to increase the Peace and Northern systems' capacity by 108,000 bpd in aggregate. As a result of commissioning the Phase II Expansion, total capacity in Pembina's Conventional Pipeline business will increase by 15 percent to approximately 830,000 bpd.[3]

Low Vapour Pressure Segment (Phase II LVP)

In April 2015, the low vapour pressure (LVP) crude oil and condensate portion of the expansion was placed into service. The Phase II LVP represents an approximately $340 million of capital investment.[3]

High Vapour Pressure Segment (Phase II HVP)

In September 2015, Pembina commissioned the high vapour pressure (HVP) natural gas liquids (NGL) portion. The Phase II HVP represents an approximately $330 million of capital investment.[3]

Phase II Project Details

  • Owner: Pembina Pipeline Corporation (100.00%)[2]
  • Capacity: 108,000 barrels per day[3]
  • Length:
  • Status: Operating
  • Cost: US$670 million[3]
  • Start Year: 2015[3]

Phase VI Expansion

This phase of the pipeline includes upgrades at Gordondale; a 16-inch pipeline in the La Glace to Wapiti corridor and associated pump station and terminal upgrades; and a 20-inch pipeline in the Kakwa to Lator corridor. As of February 2020, commissioning of the first stage of the expansion is underway and construction of the second stage is ongoing. The project has a capital budget of $280 million and is anticipated to be placed into service in stages starting in the first quarter of 2020 through mid-2020.[4]

The project was placed into service in stages starting in late 2019 through mid-2020.[5]

Phase VI Project Location

The expansion project involves the adding of additional kilometers of pipelines as well as new compression stations.[5]

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Phase VI Project Details

  • Owner: Pembina Pipeline Corporation (100.00%)[2]
  • Capacity:
  • Length:
  • Diameter: 16-inch, 20-inch[4]
  • Status: Operating[4]
  • Cost: US$280 million[4]
  • Start Year: 2020[4]

Phase VII Expansion

Phase VII of the Peace Pipeline Expansion, which includes a 20-inch, approximately 220-kilometer pipeline in the La Glace-Valleyview-Fox Creek corridor, as well as six new pump stations or terminal upgrades, between La Glace and Edmonton, Alberta. This expansion is expected to add approximately 240 million barrels per day of incremental capacity upstream of Fox Creek, accessing capacity available on the pipelines downstream of Fox Creek. Pipeline construction commenced in January 2020. This project has a capital budget of $950 million and is anticipated to be in-service in the first half of 2021.[4]

In March, 2020, Pembina made the decision to defer Phases VII, VIII and IX in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting virtual shutdown of the global economy and the recent significant decline in global energy prices. As of July 2020, construction of Phases VII, VIII and IX of the Peace Pipeline System Expansions remain deferred.[5] In December 2020 Pembina announced that it would begin construction of Phase VII and that the pipeline had been redesigned to reduce its cost from $950 million to $775 million.[6]

Phase VII Project Location

The expansion project involves the adding of additional kilometers of pipelines as well as new compression stations.[5]

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Phase VII Project Details

  • Owner: Pembina Pipeline Corporation (100.00%)[2]
  • Capacity: 240 million barrels per day[4]
  • Length: 220-kilometer / 136.7 miles[4]
  • Diameter: 20-inch, 22-inch[4]
  • Status: Proposed[4]
  • Cost: US$775 million[6]
  • Start Year: 2023[6]

Phase VIII Expansion

The Phase VIII of the Peace Pipeline Expansion, which includes 10-inch and 16-inch pipelines in the Gordondale to La Glace corridor, as well as six new pump stations or terminal upgrades located between Gordondale and Fox Creek. Engineering work is progressing as planned to support a construction start date in the second half of 2020. This project has a capital budget of $500 million and is anticipated to be placed into service in stages starting in 2020 through the first half of 2022, subject to regulatory and environmental approvals.[4]

Phase VIII will enable segregated pipeline service for ethane-plus and propane-plus NGL mix from the central Montney area at Gordondale, Alberta, into the Edmonton area for market delivery.[5]

In March, 2020, Pembina made the decision to defer Phases VII, VIII and IX in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting virtual shutdown of the global economy and the recent significant decline in global energy prices. As of July 2020, construction of Phases VII, VIII and IX of the Peace Pipeline System Expansions remain deferred.[5]

Phase VIII Project Location

The expansion project involves the adding of additional kilometers of pipelines as well as new compression stations.[5]

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Phase VIII Project Details

  • Owner: Pembina Pipeline Corporation (100.00%)[2]
  • Capacity:
  • Length:
  • Diameter: 10-inch, 16-inch[4]
  • Status: Proposed[4]
  • Cost: US$500 million[4]
  • Start Year: 2023

Phase IX Expansion

Pembina approved the first stage of Phase IX of the expansion. The expansion will include 6-inch and 16-inch pipelines de-bottlenecking the corridor north of Gordondale as well as upgrades at one pump station. In addition, this expansion will see existing pipelines, which are currently batching, converted to single product lines.[4]

Once this expansion is completed, Pembina will have largely completed its objective to achieve segregated liquids transportation service for ethane-plus, propane-plus, crude and condensate across multiple pipeline systems between Gordondale, Alberta and the Edmonton, Alberta area.[5]

In March, 2020, Pembina made the decision to defer Phases VII, VIII and IX in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting virtual shutdown of the global economy and the recent significant decline in global energy prices. As of July 2020, construction of Phases VII, VIII and IX of the Peace Pipeline System Expansions remain deferred.[5]

Phase IX Project Location

The expansion project involves the adding of additional kilometers of pipelines as well as new compression stations.[5]

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Phase IX Project Details

  • Owner: Pembina Pipeline Corporation (100.00%)[2]
  • Capacity:
  • Length:
  • Diameter: 6-inch, 16-inch[4]
  • Status: Proposed[4]
  • Cost:
  • Start Year:

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