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KAPS approval lays foundation for Keyera growth

Building on the strength of Keyera’s integrated network of assets, the Key Access Pipeline System (KAPS), a natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate system that will transport growing Montney and Duvernay production in Northwestern Alberta to Fort Saskatchewan has been approved by Keyera. Keyera has partnered with SemCAMS Midstream ULC, owned jointly by SemGroup Corporation® and KKR, to develop this pipeline system with initial connections into Keyera's fractionation assets and condensate system in Fort Saskatchewan.

“We’re pleased to move this project forward as it creates a competitive alternative for producers in the area and sets Keyera up with a strong foundation for future opportunities,” said Dean Setoguchi, Keyera’s Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer.

Based on the current scope, KAPS will consist of a 16-inch condensate pipeline and a 12-inch NGL mix pipeline. KAPS will initially be constructed from northwest of Grande Prairie and connect to Keyera's Fort Saskatchewan Fractionation and Storage Facility (KFS).

“This partnership with SemCAMS brings together two customer-focused midstream companies to develop this highly desired alternative transportation solution,” said Dean. “Together, we will have nine gas plants operating in Northwestern Alberta by 2022, so we have great alignment and a strong foundation for the project.”

KAPS creates a platform for future investment opportunities that could include additional gas and condensate processing investments, new NGL infrastructure or other value-added services.

"KAPS improves the integration of our value chain, allowing us to attract additional volumes to our downstream infrastructure that includes liquids transportation, condensate services, NGL fractionation, storage and terminalling and marketing," said Dean. "We thank our customers for their endorsement and commitment to our solution and are dedicated to developing this pipeline system in a responsible manner for our stakeholders." 

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