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Natural gas reservoir west of Grande Prairie to be converted into gas storage facility

A gas storage company based out of Calgary is looking to convert an empty natural gas reservoir west of Grande Prairie into a storage facility.

This would be 9th facility of it’s kind in Alberta, and the furthest north.

Teredo Gas Storage Corp. CEO Scott Aycock says reservoirs can help manage and maintain gas flow in natural gas pipelines.

“For example if a producer had plant that had a disruption and was shut down, those producers are likely still paying for transportation on the pipeline, so they would pull gas out of storage so that they’re using their transportation that they’ve already paid for anyways.”

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The company is still waiting on approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator, but has been busy the last several months speaking with home owners near their proposed site just west of the city.

Aycock says the facility should have very limited impact on those living nearby.

“We’re designing it to be emissions free, except for exhaust from the combustion of the engines. We have a pretty large budget for sound suppression. We’re going to try to design this so that people won’t know whether it’s running or not, even if they’re on our site.”

Aycock says Grande Prairie is a prime location for the site, given the quality of the empty reservoir they will be using, and interest from the industry.

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