Location: About 33 km west of Calgary near Cochrane, Alberta.
Products: Sales gas (methane), natural gas liquids, condensate and sulphur
Sales gas (methane) is primarily sold via two separate pipeline systems into the Alberta market. It is used primarily for heating and electrical generation.
Natural gas liquids (NGL) include propane, butane and ethane. Propane is shipped via tank trucks and rail cars and used for heating and fuel to Western Canadian markets. Butane is shipped via rail and used for refinery and chemical feedstock in North America. Ethane is shipped by pipeline to petrochemical plants where it is used as a "building block" for a variety of chemicals and plastics.
Condensate is a petroleum liquid similar to unrefined gasoline. It is shipped by pipeline to refineries as a feedstock to convert crude oil into various finished petroleum products, or for use as a diluent that thins heavy crude oil so that it will pump or move down a pipeline.
Sulphur is used to make a wide range of products from fertilizers to fabric to pharmaceuticals. Shell Canada is one of the largest independent marketers of sulphur in the world.
Shell discovered the Jumping Pound gas field in 1944. Completion of four development wells indicated sufficient gas reserves to warrant construction of a gas plant.
Sales gas capacity in 1951, the first year of operation, was 0.7 million cubic metres of gas per day. Since then there have been many changes, including further development of the Jumping Pound field, discovery of three additional fields and increasing market demand for natural gas and its byproducts.
These changes have resulted in plant expansion projects that have increased plant capacity and efficiency and allowed increased recovery of the natural gas by-products: ethane, butane, propane and sulphur.
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