Alliance Pipeline has commenced flaring operations to remove natural gas containing hydrogen sulphide (H2S) from its mainline pipeline system.
Flaring operations began at a mainline block valve site near Arcola on the evening of August 9, 2015. Alliance will be operating a number of flares at its Alameda compressor station and at the Arcola block valve, both located in southeastern Saskatchewan. Start-up is dependent on a number of safety and operational considerations associated with the flaring process, but is projected for the latter part of this week.
"Flaring operations are progressing and we are clearing the H2S contained in a small segment of our pipeline in a safe, effective manner," said Daniel Sutherland, Vice President, Commercial Operations. "Safety is our top priority and crews are following strict regulatory and safety protocols. We are working hard to resolve this matter as soon as possible to minimize the disruption being experienced by our shippers."