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Thursday, July 19, 2012

NEB calls for public hearing re abandonment application; Company withdraws application

Just last week the National Energy Board (NEB) announced a written public hearing to consider an application by Enerplus Corporation to abandon a 2.53 km pipeline that crosses the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.  The Maple Creek Pipeline is a 114.30 mm O.D. line carrying sweet gas from Alberta wells to facilities in the Maple Creek Field in Saskatchewan.  The application proposed to abandon the line in place.  The primary land use along the line is cultivated cropland.

Yesterday, Enerplus wrote to the NEB to withdraw the abandonment application.  The Enerplus letter to the NEB says the decision to withdraw was "as a result of a recent internal review" of the facility.