ATCO Energy Solutions

ATCO Energy Solutions

September 23, 2014 17:07 ET

ATCO Energy Solutions and Petrogas Developing Salt Caverns for Hydrocarbon Storage

Offers a New Market Choice for Hydrocarbon Storage Services in Alberta's Industrial Heartland

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2014) -

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ATCO Energy Solutions Ltd., in partnership with Petrogas Energy Corp., announced today that it will develop four salt caverns, with the capacity to store approximately 400,000 cubic metres of propane, butane and ethylene to provide the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) market in western Canada with a new alternative for hydrocarbon storage. The facility will be located at ATCO's Heartland Energy Centre near Fort Saskatchewan.

"ATCO Energy Solutions and Petrogas bring proven expertise in the development, operation, and management of large scale hydrocarbon facilities," said Patrick Creaghan, President, ATCO Energy Solutions. "The location and in-service date of this storage facility have been strategically selected to help customers solve the logistical challenges that restrict moving NGL product to market. ATCO has already seen a tremendous response to this project and will work with customers to explore additional hydrocarbon storage capacity in this key growth area."

The storage facility will be connected to Petrogas' existing Fort Saskatchewan hydrocarbon truck and rail terminal that currently receives and distributes multiple products in the marketplace.

"This development will provide a unique market option and establish enhanced storage services to Alberta's Industrial Heartland", said Stan Owerko, President & Chief Executive Officer, Petrogas Energy Corp. "The Petrogas terminal is undergoing expansion to accommodate this storage initiative and provide additional throughput and distribution capacity. This project will support the movement of increasing volumes of Western Canadian LPG production to traditional North American markets as well as key International export markets through Petrogas' West Coast LPG export terminal at Ferndale, WA."

Cavern drilling and long lead procurement is currently underway for the facility that will be built and operated by ATCO Energy Solutions. Commercial operation for two caverns is targeted for the second quarter of 2016 and is strategically timed to offer additional product storage and handling services to meet market demands. Two additional caverns are anticipated to be completed by the second quarter of 2017.

ATCO Energy Solutions builds, owns and operates non-regulated energy and water-related infrastructure. The company focuses on offering industrial water infrastructure solutions; natural gas gathering, processing and storage and natural gas liquids extraction, transportation and services to the energy industry. To learn more visit www.atcoenergysolutions.com.

With more than 9,000 employees and assets of approximately $17 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), and Energy (power generation and sales, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction).

Petrogas is a well established, customer focused midstream marketing and logistics company offering full supply chain management for natural gas liquids, crude oil, condensate and renewable fuels with assets providing storage, transportation and terminal services.

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