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Rangeland Midstream Canada begins work on crude oil pipeline in Alberta

Rangeland Energy subsidiary Rangeland Midstream Canada has started construction of the Marten Hills Pipeline System, a network of new crude oil and condensate pipelines in the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta, Canada.

The pipeline network will extend 85km, terminating at an interconnect with Plains Midstream Canada’s Rainbow Pipeline System, which served the Edmonton, Alberta hub and refining market. The new system is expected to enter service in the second quarter of 2020.

Three of the region’s largest crude oil producers have committed to long-term transportation agreements for the pipeline network, which have a combined volume commitment of 40% of the system’s total capacity.

“Rangeland Canada is excited to announce that we have received all of the required permits and regulatory approvals that allow us to begin clearing rights of way in advance of pipeline construction, which is expected to begin later this month,” said Briton Speer, vice-president of business development at Rangeland Canada. “The Marten Hills system will alleviate infrastructure bottlenecks and allow us to provide our customers with flow assurance and the safe, high-quality transportation services they need to access the best markets.”