May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5


Williams Starts Up 2nd Canadian Off-Gas Processing Plant

Williams’ second off-gas liquids extraction plant, a key asset in the company’s Canadian midstream and petrochemical complex is up and running. The new plant boosts domestic production of feedstocks and significantly reduces emissions in the oil sands production process, while recovering valuable natural gas liquids (NGLs) and olefins. Serving an upgrader facility north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, the plant is designed to reduce emissions of CO2 – a greenhouse gas – by an average of 200,000 tons per year and reduce emissions of SO2 – a contributor to acid rain – by an average of 2,800 ton per year. Williams is the only company extracting and fractionating NGL/olefin mixes from oil sands upg

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