October 16, 2019 / 9:39 PM / 3 months ago

Rangeland Canada to start construction on Alberta oil pipeline system

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Energy infrastructure company Rangeland Midstream Canada Ltd said on Wednesday it will start construction of its 80,000-barrel per day regional Marten Hills Pipeline System in north central Alberta later this month.

The 85-kilometre-long (53 miles) system will connect to Plains Midstream Canada’s Rainbow pipeline network to deliver crude oil and condensate from the Marten Hills area to the Edmonton refining and marketing hub.

Rangeland Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Texas-based Rangeland Energy LLC, said three of the region’s largest crude producers have signed long-term transportation agreements on the Marten Hills system, representing 40% of capacity.

Briton Speer, vice president of business development at Rangeland Canada, said in a statement the new Marten Hills system will alleviate bottlenecks on the regional pipeline network.

Reporting by Nia Williams in Calgary; Editing by Matthew Lewis

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