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Liquids Infrastructure

Keyera has been providing services to NGL producers for more than a decade, using its interconnected facilities to provide NGL processing, transportation, terminalling and storage services.

Extensive NGL infrastructure allows Keyera to participate in the NGL business by processing raw NGL mix into saleable products, such as propane, butane and condensate that can either be stored at our facilities for future delivery or transported by pipeline, rail or truck to retail and industrial customers throughout North America.

The majority of our Liquids Infrastructure assets are located in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan energy hub, extending south down the Rimbey corridor. Our pipeline infrastructure is interconnected with our rail and truck terminal in Edmonton and our fractionation and storage facilities in Fort Saskatchewan. This infrastructure is also connected to many of the major NGL and crude oil facilities and pipelines in the Industrial Heartland area of Alberta.

The strategic location and interconnected nature of our NGL facilities, combined with our logistics expertise, enhance our ability to move products in and out of storage and to ship products to markets to meet demand and the needs of our customers.

Our industry-leading condensate network in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan area has the most receipt and delivery connections, providing our oil sands customers with a reliable and flexible system to meet their diluent needs. 

 

Facility

Ownership Interest (%)(1)

Operator

Gross Capacity

(Bbls/d)(2)

Net Capacity

(Bbls/d)(2)

Fort Saskatchewan Facilities

Fractionation(3)

De-ethanizer(3) 

Storage(4)

Pipelines(5)

77

Partnership

     

 

    65,200

        30,000

13,200,000 Bbls

407,100

  

 

   50,000

23,010

      10,164,000Bbls

312,300

Keyera Butane System 

 100%

 Partnership

 55,000

 55,000

Dow Fort Saskatchewan Facilities

De-ethanizer(3)

Fractionation(3)

 

10

18

 

Dow

 

 69,200

30,000

 

6,920

5,420

Rimbey Gas Plant(6)

Fractionation(3)

Other Liquids Processing(3) 

Ethane Extraction(3)

Rail(7)

99

Partnership

 

 28,000

10,500

20,000

14,000

 

  27,640

  10,360

19,740

13,820

Gilby Gas Plant(6)

Fractionation(3)

Rail(7)

80 

Partnership

 

3,650

1,200

 

2,930

960

Nevis Gas Plant(6)

Fractionation(3)

Rail(7)

100

Partnership

 

3,740

5,600

 

3,740

5,600

Edmonton Terminal

Rail(7)

Storage(4) 

100

Partnership

 

34,000

262,000 Bbls

 

34,000

 262,000 Bbls 

Rimbey Pipeline(5)

100

Rimbey LP

45,000

45,000

FSCS Pipelines(5)

100

Partnership

   470,000

   470,000

Norlite Pipeline(5) 

 30

Partnership

 218,000

 65,400

Alberta Diluent Terminal       

Rail(7)

Storage(4)

100

ADT Ltd.

 

50,000

 342,600 Bbls

 

50,000

342,600 Bbls

Alberta Crude Terminal

Rail(7)

 50

 Partnership

 

40,000

 

20,000

Josephburg Rail Terminal

Rail(7)

 100

 Partnership

 

   42,000

 

   42,000

South Cheecham Rail and Truck Terminal

Rail loading(7)

Rail offloading(7)

Storage(4)

50

Partnership

 

 

 

24,000

15,000

51,000 Bbls

 

 

12,000

7,500

25,500 Bbls

Hull Rail and Truck Terminal(5)

Rail(7)

Storage(4)

    

 100

 KEI

 

11,000

11,200 Bbls

   

 

11,000

11,200 Bbls

   

Alberta EnviroFuels (AEF)

Iso-Octane Production

Storage(4)

100

Partnership

 

13,600

115,700 Bbls 

 

13,600

115,700 Bbls

Base Line Terminal

Storage(8) 

 50

 Partnership

 

1,600,000 Bbls 

 

800,000 Bbls 

Notes:

(1)   The ownership interest is presented as at December 31, 2017 and has been rounded to the nearest whole number.

(2)   Units are expressed in Bbls/d unless otherwise indicated and are subject to rounding.

(3)   The gross capacity figures are approximate, based on licensing, equipment specification information and certain modelling assumptions.  Actual capacity may be more or less depending on a number of factors, including operating conditions, operational constraints and optimization opportunities.  Net capacity is a calculation based on the gross capacity and Keyera’s percentage ownership interest.

(4)   Storage capacity at Keyera Fort Saskatchewan is based on 14 underground caverns.  Additional caverns are under development at the site. (See “Business of Keyera – Liquids Business Unit – Liquids Infrastructure – Overview of Key Initiatives” in Keyera's Annual Information Form).  The storage capacities reported for the terminals and AEF reflect the approximate working capacity of the storage tanks at these sites; in some cases, the gross geometric storage tank volume capacity may be higher than the working capacity.  At the Hull Terminal, in addition to the above ground operational storage capacity of 11,200 Bbls on site, Keyera has contracted for 500,000 Bbls of underground storage at the nearby third-party operated storage facility to which it is pipeline connected.  While not specifically identified in the table, there is incremental above ground working storage at many of the facilities. 

(5)   All pipeline capacity measurements are approximate based on certain modelling assumptions and may vary depending on a variety of factors, including actual operating conditions.  The pipeline capacity reported in the table for the Fort Saskatchewan Facilities include the three proprietary pipelines that connect Keyera Fort Saskatchewan with the Edmonton Terminal, as well as a leased 6-inch pipeline between Keyera Fort Saskatchewan and the Edmonton Terminal.  The volumes reported in the table for the Fort Saskatchewan Condensate System do not include the South Grand Rapids Pipeline as this line has not yet been put into service.  Capacities for Hull Terminal do not include the Hull Terminal pipeline system which is currently in development and scheduled to be put into service in 2018.  (See “Overview of Key Initiatives” below for more information on these new pipelines in Keyera's Annual Information Form).   Keyera sold its 64% interest in the Wabasca River Pipeline (an oil pipeline in Northern Alberta) and its its 88% interest in the non-operating North Senex Pipeline in January 2018 (effective date October 2017).

(6)   The NGL processing and handling capabilities are located with each of the respective gas plants and are included in the Gathering and Processing segment for financial reporting purposes.

(7)   Rail capacity is an estimated calculation taking into account such factors as the number of railcar spots at each facility, the frequency of switches provided by the railways at each facility and the type of product being loaded or off-loaded.  The capacity identified for the Josephburg Terminal increased compared to the prior year based on the facility operating 24 hours per day in 2017.  The Edmonton Terminal rail capacity is based on 24 hour operation.  The rail facilities at Gilby are not currently operating. 

(8)   Current capacity reflects the shell capacity of the four crude oil storage tanks that were in service as of the date of this AIF.  Eight additional tanks, with shell capacity of 400,000 Bbls each,  are under construction and are scheduled to come into service in stages throughout 2018.  Actual working capacity of the tanks may vary from shell capacity.  (See “Business of Keyera – Liquids Infrastructure Business Unit – Overview of Facilities and Key Initiatives” in Keyera's Annual Information Form).