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TORQ Transloading to construct CA$100 million crude-by-rail terminal in Saskatchewan Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 0 TORQ Transloading Inc. (TORQ) is planning the development of a large scale

TORQ Transloading to construct CA$100 million crude-by-rail terminal in Saskatchewan

TORQ Transloading Inc. (TORQ) is planning the development of a large scale unit train, crude-by-rail terminal in Kerrobert, SK, Canada. TORQ is negotiating multiple pipeline connections to accommodate delivery of both light and heavy crudes to the Kerrobert Rail Terminal, which be served by Canadian Pacific.

The Kerrobert Rail Terminal is engineered to handle two, 120-car unit trains per day and is expected to cost CA$100 million (US$97 million). The terminal is also being designed to handle truck delivered volumes. It has been designed to accept inbound, rail back-hauled condensate and is expected to commence operations in Q3 2014.

TORQ CEO Jarrett Zielinski said, "In the location selection process for the Kerrobert Rail Terminal, we took the scale-at-hub approach. We feel that Kerrobert is strategic in that it allows maximum diversity and flexibility for crude-by-rail out of western Canada. It is as far south and east geographically in Canada that allows us to not only access vast amounts of pipeline delivered crude oil, but also it allows us to access significant quantities of heavy, undiluted crudes in the Lloydminster-Kerrobert corridor."

TORQ is a privately-held midstream oilfield service provider that currently operates six crude-by-rail transload terminals across Alberta and Saskatchewan. TORQ operates on behalf of Canadian Pacific at Tilley, AB, and Lloydminster, SK, and for Canadian National at Whitecourt, AB. TORQ has operations in the Shaunavon, SK, Unity, SK, and Bromhead, SK, areas.

TransCanada to proceed with 1.1 million barrel/day Energy East Pipeline project to Saint John Monday, Aug 05, 2013 TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) is pleased to announce it is moving forward with the 1.1 million barrel per day

TransCanada to proceed with 1.1 million barrel/day Energy East Pipeline project to Saint John

Monday, Aug 05, 2013

TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) is pleased to announce it is moving forward with the 1.1 million barrel per day (bbl/d) Energy East Pipeline project based on binding, long-term contracts received from producers and refiners. The conclusion of the successful open season confirmed strong market support for a pipeline with approximately 900,000 bbl/d of firm, long-term contracts to transport crude oil from Western Canada to Eastern Canadian refineries and export terminals.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of the open season for the Energy East Pipeline held earlier this year and are excited to move forward with a major project that will bring many benefits across Canada," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "This is an historic opportunity to connect the oil resources of western Canada to the consumers of eastern Canada, creating jobs, tax revenue and energy security for all Canadians for decades to come."

Girling added that interest in Energy East supports refineries' desire to have access to a stable and reliable supply of Western Canadian crude oil - pushing out more expensive crude oil from foreign regimes. Eastern Canada currently imports approximately 700,000 bbl/d. It also confirms the desire producers have to support safe and innovative ways to get their crude oil to market.

"Energy East is one solution for transporting crude oil but the industry also requires additional pipelines such as Keystone XL to transport growing supplies of Canadian and U.S. crude oil to existing North American markets," added Girling. "Both pipelines are required to meet the need for safe and reliable pipeline infrastructure and are underpinned with binding, long-term agreements."

The project is expected to cost approximately $12 billion, excluding the transfer value of Canadian Mainline natural gas assets. The Energy East Pipeline will have a capacity of approximately 1.1 million bbl/d and is anticipated to be in service by late-2017 for deliveries in Québec and 2018 for deliveries to New Brunswick.

The Energy East Pipeline project involves converting a portion of natural gas pipeline capacity in approximately 3,000 kilometres (1,864 miles) of TransCanada's existing Canadian Mainline to crude oil service and constructing approximately 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) of new pipeline.

The pipeline will transport crude oil from receipt points in Alberta and Saskatchewan to delivery points in Montréal, the Québec City region and Saint John, New Brunswick, greatly enhancing producer access to Eastern Canadian and international markets. The pipeline will terminate at Canaport in Saint John, New Brunswick where TransCanada and Irving Oil have formed a joint venture to build, own and operate a new deep water marine terminal.

While Energy East will use a portion of Canadian Mainline capacity, TransCanada is committed to continuing to meet the needs of its gas customers in eastern Canada and the N.E. United States.

Our 60 years of pipeline experience has taught us that to advance a project of this size, we must engage in open and meaningful discussions with Aboriginal communities and key stakeholder groups. TransCanada has been out in the field collecting data and engaging with Aboriginal and stakeholder groups for the past several months as part of its initial design and planning work for the project and that will continue.

"TransCanada is a leading North American energy infrastructure company with one of the best safety records in the industry and that is something we are very proud of," concluded Girling. "Energy East will be designed and operated with a singular focus on safety - that is what Canadians expect and that is what TransCanada will deliver. We all recognize that oil is essential in our daily lives. We need it to heat our homes, operate our vehicles and make thousands of products we rely on every day. What we must do is ensure the oil is transported safely and reliably."

Source: TransCanada

Reaction Oilfield Supply fills retail void in Oxbow

Reaction Oilfield Supply is a new business operating in Oxbow. It’s the first Saskatchewan branch of the Nisku, Alberta-based retail store.

Located on Galloway Drive in the former C.E. Franklin building, Reaction opened for business July 6. Mike Gunderman, Saskatchewan Regional Manager for Reaction Oilfield Supply, wants the store to not only fill the void C.E. Franklin’s exit from town left behind, he wants to grow the business in order to meet expanding customer needs.

“We call it oilfield supply, but really it’s industrial supply,” said Mike. “A lot of it is geared toward the oilfield industry with pipefittings, valves and that sort of stuff. But I always sell it as anything from rags and paper towel to rig parts and pump jacks. We’ll put a little hardware into the mix if we have to; we’ll just react to whatever we have to.”

Gunderman’s 23 years of experience in the oilfield supply business combined with the growing oilfield presence in southeast Saskatchewan made opening an oilfield supply store in Oxbow a no-brainer. The opportunity to do so presented itself through mutual friends.

“I had an intention right from the start to put something back in here,” Mike explained. “The landlord who owns the building wanted a retail business in here for the town, so between the two of us we knew that something would be coming in, whether it would be strictly a hardware [store] or strictly a supply store. Hooking up with the Reaction group allows me to just be my own boss so I can go whichever way we have to go with it.”

Gunderman holds a strong belief that customers will drive Reaction’s stock. Ask, and he’ll bring it in, he said.

“We carry many products - janitorial supplies, commercial-type cleaning products, right down to chlorine for the farmers’ wells for shocking the water in their wells. There is nothing we can’t get. It’s more like ‘What don’t you sell?’ Well, we don’t sell elephants, there are laws against that,” Gunderman jokes.

Local support has been great so far, as Gunderman reports people are excited to see something new and something different – which is essential in order for this venture to succeed.

“In a perfect world, I’d like to see five people [working] here by the end of the year,” said Mike. “And, hopefully with the feedback from customers, we’ll get more product in and have a wider offering.”

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Study finds no CO2 leaking from oilfield work

Scientists contracted by Cenovus Energy Inc. have found carbon dioxide injected to the company's oilfield in Weyburn, Sask., is staying put deep underground.

The Calgary-based oil company told the Saskatchewan government it would find out whether gas from its operations was leaking onto a nearby property and hired several third-party specialists to conduct an assessment.

"These results provide complete assurance to landowners and the public that the CO2 we're injecting about 1.5 kilometres below the ground is staying put and that our Weyburn operation is safe," said company vice-president Brad Small.

The findings of a separate independent study — by the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide — are set to be released in about two weeks in Regina.

Cenovus pumps CO2 into the mature Weyburn field in order to boost production, as well as to store the climate-change causing gas underground rather than have it escape into the atmosphere. It operates the unit on behalf of 23 other partners.

"Our findings indicate that there is absolutely no way CO2 in the soil at the property in question originated from Cenovus' operation in Weyburn," said Court Sandau, the lead scientist of the assessment.

Sandau, the founder of ChemistryMatters, said scientists can tell the difference between "old" and "new" CO2. The gas Cenovus pumps underground is from coal deposits formed millions of years ago.

"Our findings assert that the CO2 present at the property was formed recently and is attributed to natural soil respiration processes."

The property owners, Cameron and Jane Kerr, have said that, beginning in 2005, they noticed algae blooms, clots of foam and multicoloured scum in two ponds at the bottom of a gravel quarry on their land. They also said that small animals were regularly found dead a few metres away.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2011/11/29/sk-weyburn-carbon-111129.html

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