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Pembina receives pipeline approvals

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Pembina Pipeline Corporation is pleased to announce that the company has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) relating to the construction of two 270 km, 24 and 16 in. pipelines between Fox Creek and Namao, Alberta (the Fox Creek to Namao pipelines), as part of a series of projects that form the company's Phase III expansions (Phase III expansion).

Once complete, Pembina will have four pipelines in the Fox Creek to Namao corridor, with an initial total design capacity across the company's Peace and Northern systems of approximately 900 000 bpd that can be further expanded through the addition of pump stations to reach an ultimate capacity of approximately 1.2 million bod. Each of the four pipelines will transport different products (crude oil, condensate, propane-plus and ethane-plus) creating optimal flexibility for Pembina's customers. The construction of the Fox Creek to Namao Pipelines represents a significant portion of the overall Phase III expansion programme.

"Our Phase III expansion programme is the largest capital project in Pembina's history and is poised to have a transformative impact on the future of our company," said Paul Murphy, Pembina's Senior Vice President, Pipeline and Crude Oil Facilities.

"Receiving the approvals to complete the Fox Creek to Namao Pipelines is a major milestone for us and concludes the comprehensive and rigorous regulatory and environmental review that we had initiated over two years ago. Our company has devoted extensive time and effort working on this thorough review and I am pleased by the positive outcome," said Murphy. "I also personally want to thank all of our staff and external stakeholders that participated in the hearing process and commend all of their considerable efforts and dedication throughout this undertaking."

"Further, we believe the Fox Creek to Namao pipeline approval is encouraging news for our customers, as additional capacity on our system continues to be in demand post our recent NGL, crude oil and condensate Phase II expansion that went into service in 2015," concluded Murphy.

Overall, the project is tracking on time and under budget and the company continues to anticipate an in service date of mid 2017 for the entire Phase III expansion programme.

Pembina is committed to working with all stakeholders by building trusting relationships and operating its business in a safe and responsible manner.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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