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Liquids Infrastructure

Keyera has been providing services to NGL producers for more than a decade, using its interconnected facilities to provide NGL processing, transportation, terminalling and storage services.

Extensive NGL infrastructure allows Keyera to participate in the NGL business by processing raw NGL mix into saleable products, such as propane, butane and condensate that can either be stored at our facilities for future delivery or transported by pipeline, rail or truck to retail and industrial customers throughout North America.

The majority of our Liquids Infrastructure assets are located in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan energy hub, extending south down the Rimbey corridor. Our pipeline infrastructure is interconnected with our rail and truck terminal in Edmonton and our fractionation and storage facilities in Fort Saskatchewan. This infrastructure is also connected to many of the major NGL and crude oil facilities and pipelines in the Industrial Heartland area of Alberta.

The strategic location and interconnected nature of our NGL facilities, combined with our logistics expertise, enhance our ability to move products in and out of storage and to ship products to markets to meet demand and the needs of our customers.

Our industry-leading condensate network in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan area has the most receipt and delivery connections, providing our oil sands customers with a reliable and flexible system to meet their diluent needs. 

In addition, to the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan facilities, Keyera has a terminal in the South Cheecham area near Fort McMurray and has been strategically investing in liquids terminals in Texas and Oklahoma. 

 

Facility

Primary

Products

 

Ownership Interest (%)(1)

Operator

Gross Capacity

(Bbls/d)(2)

Net Capacity

(Bbls/d)(2)

Fort Saskatchewan Facilities

Fractionation(3)

De-ethanizer(3) 

Storage(4)

Pipelines(5)

 ALL NGLs

77

Partnership

     

 

    65,200

        30,000

14,115,000 Bbls

   372,000

  

 

   50,000

23,010

      10,827,000Bbls

   285,365

Keyera Butane System(5) 

 Butane

 100

 Partnership

    63,000

    63,000

Dow Fort Saskatchewan Facilities

De-ethanizer(3)

Fractionation(3)

 ALL NGLs

 

10

18

 

Dow

 

 69,200

30,000

 

6,920

5,420

Rimbey Gas Plant(6)

Fractionation(3)

Other Liquids Processing(3) 

Ethane Extraction(3)

Rail(7)

  ALL NGLs

99

Partnership

 

 28,000

10,500

20,000

14,000

 

  27,640

  10,360

19,740

13,820

Gilby Gas Plant(6)

Fractionation(3)

Rail(7)

  ALL NGLs

80 

Partnership

 

3,650

1,200

 

2,930

960

Edmonton Terminal

Rail(7)

Storage(4) 

ALL NGLs

 Iso-Octane 

100

Partnership

 

34,000

262,000 Bbls

 

34,000

 262,000 Bbls 

Rimbey Pipeline(5)

  ALL NGLs

100

Rimbey LP

45,000

45,000

Keylink Pipeline(5)    ALL NGLs

 100

 Partnership

 22,000

 22,000

FSCS Pipelines(5)

 Condensate

100

Partnership

      600,000

      600,000

Norlite Pipeline(5) 

 Condensate

 30

   Enbridge

 218,000

 65,400

Alberta Diluent Terminal       

Rail(7)

Storage(4)

 Condensate

Solvent 

100

ADT Ltd.

 

50,000

 342,600 Bbls

 

50,000

342,600 Bbls

North Condensate Connector(5)  Condensate

 100

 Partnership

 35,000

 35,000

Alberta Crude Terminal

Rail(7)

 Crude Oil

Condensate 

 50

 Partnership

 

40,000

 

20,000

Josephburg Terminal

Rail(7)

 Propane

  Butane 

 100

 Partnership

 

   42,000

 

   42,000

South Cheecham Terminal

Rail loading(7)

Rail offloading(7)

Storage(4)

 Crude Oil

  Bitumen

Condensate

Solvent 

50

Partnership

 

 

 

24,000

15,000

   150,000 Bbls

 

 

12,000

7,500

   75,000 Bbls

Hull Terminal(5)

Rail(7)

Pipelines(5) 

Storage(4)

    

 NGL Mix

 Propane

  Butane 

 100

 KEI

 

8,400 

15,600

11,200 Bbls

   

 

8,400 

15,600

11,200 Bbls

   

Oklahoma Liquids Terminal

Delivery

Storage(4) 

Condensate

   Butane 

 100

 KEI

 

5,000

19,200 Bbls

 

5,000

19,200 Bbls

Alberta EnviroFuels (AEF)

Iso-Octane Production

Storage(4)

 Iso-octane

100

Partnership

 

13,600

115,700 Bbls 

 

13,600

115,700 Bbls

Base Line Terminal

Storage(8) 

 Crude Oil

 50

  Kinder Morgan

 

   4,800,000 Bbls 

 

2,400,000 Bbls 

 

Notes:


1. The ownership interest is presented as at December 31, 2018 and has been rounded to the nearest whole number.


2. Units are expressed in Bbls/d unless otherwise indicated and are subject to rounding.


3. The gross capacity figures are approximate, based on licensing, equipment specification information and certain modelling assumptions.  Actual capacity may be more or less depending on a number of factors, including operating conditions, operational constraints and optimization opportunities.  Net capacity is a calculation based on the gross capacity and Keyera’s percentage ownership interest.


4. Storage capacity at Keyera Fort Saskatchewan is based on 15 underground caverns.  Additional caverns are under development at the site. (See “Business of Keyera – Liquids Business Unit – Liquids Infrastructure – Overview of Key Initiatives”).  The storage capacities reported for the terminals and AEF reflect the approximate working capacity of the storage tanks at these sites; in some cases, the gross geometric storage tank volume capacity may be higher than the working capacity.  At the Hull Terminal, in addition to the above ground operational storage capacity of 11,200 Bbls on site, Keyera has contracted for 500,000 Bbls of underground storage at the nearby third-party operated storage facility to which it is pipeline connected.  While not specifically identified in the table, there is incremental above ground working storage at many of the facilities. 


5. All pipeline capacity measurements are approximate based on certain modelling assumptions and may vary depending on a variety of factors, including actual operating conditions.  The pipeline capacity reported in the table for the Fort Saskatchewan Facilities include the three proprietary pipelines that connect Keyera Fort Saskatchewan with the Edmonton Terminal.  The volumes reported in the table for the Fort Saskatchewan Condensate System include the South Grand Rapids Pipeline.  Capacities for the Hull Terminal include the Hull Terminal pipeline system which was placed into service in 2018.  (See “Overview of Key Initiatives” for more information on these new pipelines).   Keyera sold its 64% interest in the Wabasca River Pipeline (an oil pipeline in Northern Alberta) and its 88% interest in the non-operating North Senex Pipeline in January 2018 (effective date October 2017).


6. The NGL processing and handling capabilities are located with each of the respective gas plants and are included in the Gathering and Processing segment for financial reporting purposes.


7. Rail capacity is an estimated calculation taking into account such factors as the number of railcar spots at each facility, the frequency of switches provided by the railways at each facility and the type of product being loaded or off-loaded.  The capacity identified for the Josephburg Terminal increased compared to the prior year based on the facility operating 24 hours per day in 2017.  The Edmonton Terminal rail capacity is based on 24 hour operation.  The rail facilities at Gilby are not currently operating. 


8. Capacity reflects the shell capacity of the twelve crude oil storage tanks that are in service.  Actual working capacity of the tanks may vary from shell capacity.  (See “Business of Keyera – Liquids Infrastructure Business Unit – Overview of Facilities and Key Initiatives”).