Inter Pipeline's growth strategies focus on organic development of our energy infrastructure assets. With a large portfolio of accretive investment opportunities, Inter Pipeline is well positioned to continue its trajectory of steady growth.
In advancement of our long term growth strategies, Inter Pipeline has announced a major integrated development plan for the Cold Lake and Polaris pipeline systems as outlined below.
Cold Lake Expansion Details
Construction of approximately 45 km of 20-inch pipeline and associated pumping and metering facilities from the Narrows Lake oil sands project to Winefred Junction and a further 40 km of 30-inch pipe to Foster Creek. The 20-inch and 30-inch pipelines will each have approximately 190,000 b/d of initial capacity which is expected to be committed to FCCL. With additional pumping facilities, capacity on the 30-inch pipeline can be increased to approximately 600,000 b/d to accommodate future volume growth.
Construction of two new pump stations to handle increased production from the existing Foster Creek oil sands facility. These stations will increase total pumping capacity from Foster Creek by approximately 310,000 b/d.
Installation of approximately 80 km of 36-inch pipeline and metering facilities from the Foster Creek station to the La Corey station. This new pipeline will add approximately 710,000 b/d of capacity. FCCL is expected to contract for 500,000 b/d of this new capacity.
Construction of 240 km of 42-inch pipeline and associated pumping and metering facilities from La Corey to Hardisty adding an additional 550,000 b/d of mainline capacity. 500,000 b/d of this capacity is expected to be committed to FCCL. Mainline capacity can be cost effectively increased to approximately 1.2 million b/d by constructing additional pumping stations.
Polaris Expansion Details
Installation of approximately 50 km of 24-inch pipeline and facilities from certain Edmonton area diluent receipt points to the Polaris Lamont pump station. The new pipeline will provide 700,000 b/d of diluent supply capacity to the Lamont station.
Installation of 290 km of 30-inch mainline from Lamont to the Christina Lake oil sands facility with a total capacity of 700,000 b/d. FCCL is expected to contract for 350,000 b/d of pipeline capacity rights out of Edmonton, of which approximately 145,000 b/d is expected to be utilized at Christina Lake.
Construction of 20 km of 12-inch pipe from Christina Lake to the Narrows Lake facility providing 55,000 b/d of diluent capacity.
Construction of 75 km of 16-inch pipe from Christina Lake to Foster Creek. The new line is planned to provide 120,000 b/d of committed diluent capacity to Foster Creek.
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