In order to accommodate the Regina Bypass project that is being constructed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Alliance Pipeline must install a new section of pipe in two locations.
The work will require Alliance Pipeline to shut down its system for approximately seven days, starting 12 October 2016. The new sections are located where the new highway will cross the Alliance Pipeline mainline.
Alliance will safely remove the natural gas from the affected section of pipe so that the pipeline work can begin. The National Energy Board (NEB) has directed that the natural gas be burned using a procedure called flaring.
Flaring will be carried out approximately 7 km west of Regina between 12 and 13 October, during which time the flares will be noticeable in the surrounding area.
Affected landowners and residents, customers and other stakeholders have been notified in advance of the system shutdown and flaring. Every effort is being made to minimise impacts associated with this work.
Alliance has worked to minimise the business impacts. Therefore, the company expects no material negative financial effects to its business as a result of the outage.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/06102016/alliance-pipeline-schedules-outage/