Alliance Pipeline Completes Maintenance Work; Schedules Restart

Alliance Pipeline, October 20, 2016

Alliance Pipeline has announced its on-schedule completion of pipe replacement work to accommodate the Regina Bypass Project. The natural gas transporter also said commercial service would not resume immediately as planned, due to a delay in unrelated maintenance activities at the Aux Sable Liquid Products fractionation facility in Illinois. Alliance originally expected to re-commence commercial operations at 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The company now expects to re-start the pipeline at 8 a.m. October 20, 2016.

"It is common for connected facilities to undertake their own maintenance activities during a planned outage like Alliance's," said Dan Sutherland, Vice President, Commercial Operations at Alliance. "It is unfortunate that this delay has prevented us from resuming service today as planned, but Aux Sable is making use of the time to do work that would mitigate the need for a future outage – which, of course, is positive for our customers."

The Alliance Pipeline system consists of an approximately 3,848-kilometer (2,391-mile) integrated Canadian and U.S. natural gas transmission pipeline system, delivering rich natural gas from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the Williston Basin to the Chicago market hub. The Alliance system delivers, on average, about 45.3 million standard cubic metres (or 1.6 billion standard cubic feet) of natural gas per day. More information about the company is available at

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