CALGARY: ATCO Midstream and SaskEnergy Inc. have completed an expansion project at the Kisbey Gas Plant in southeastern Saskatchewan that will benefit both the environment and Saskatchewan’s economy.
The $44 million project, funded jointly by SaskEnergy’s Bayhurst Energy Services Corp. and ATCO Midstream, triples the capacity of the Kisbey Gas Plant to 5 million cubic feet of gas per day. It also extends the current gathering system at the plant, which was purchased by the two companies under a joint venture agreement in 2007.
Increased oil production in the area created additional gas volumes that were being flared to the atmosphere. The expansion captures excess gas volumes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while providing an added revenue stream back to oil producers.
At its new capacity, the Kisbey Gas Plant is capable of removing as much as 131,000 tonnes of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere each year. That’s equivalent to the emissions produced by more than 20,000 homes.
Calgary-based ATCO Midstream provides gathering, processing and storage services to the natural gas industry. SaskEnergy, a Crown Corporation, provide natural gas distribution, transmission and storage services to the province.