ATCO Pipelines Seeks Public Input on Urban Pipeline Replacement
Project will move high-pressure transmission of natural gas out of
Calgary and Edmonton neighbourhoods
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/12 -- ATCO Pipelines today
launched a public information and consultation program as part of its
Urban Pipeline Replacement (UPR) Project. The program will reach out
to citizens in Calgary and Edmonton to inform them of the UPR Project
and seek their input.
If approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the UPR
Project will shift the high-pressure transmission of natural gas out
of densely populated areas in Calgary and Edmonton into the
provincially-designated Transportation/Utility Corridors that
surround the cities.
"Over the years, urban development has overgrown the network of
high-pressure natural gas pipelines that were originally built more
than a half-century ago on what was the outskirts of Edmonton and
Calgary," said Brendan Dolan, Senior Vice President & General
Manager, ATCO Pipelines. "Having high-pressure pipelines operating
next to schools, homes and businesses is an unnecessary risk that
ATCO Pipelines is fighting to change."
For ATCO, the safety of our communities is a priority. By building a
network of new, modern pipelines in these corridors, the UPR Project
will reduce the risk of an incident by up to 95% as well as provide
the additional capacity to meet the growing demand for natural gas in
these two cities.
Public participation is a critical component of the UPR Project
submission to the AUC. ATCO Pipelines is asking the public to provide
their input by visiting the website (www.atcopipelines.com/upr),
calling 1-855-802-7546 or attending one of the Open Houses taking
place in each city.
ATCO Pipelines is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group,
with more than 8,800 employees and assets of approximately $14
billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business
solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in structures &
logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), utilities
(pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and
distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas gathering,
processing, storage and liquids extraction) and technologies
(business systems solutions). More information can be found at
Senior Vice President & General Manager
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