Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vantage Pipeline Used for Purity Ethane

graph of Vantage and Mariner West ethane pipelines, as explained in the article text

Mistral Energy confirmed on Friday, May 2, that it has received exports of purity ethane in an inaugural shipment along the Vantage pipeline from the Williston basin in North Dakota, to connect with the Alberta Ethane Gathering System near Empress, Alberta, in Canada. Purity ethane is at least 95% pure ethane.
This announcement comes almost five months after Nova Chemicals announced the December receipt of purity ethane at its petrochemical complex near Sarnia, Ontario, from the recently completed Mariner West Pipeline. EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly estimates this pipeline transported 24,000 barrels/day (bbl/d) ofMarcellus ethane from southwestern Pennsylvania to Nova's petrochemical complex. Before these two announcements, purity ethane had not been shipped to Canada for the past 25 years.

Source: EIA

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