Location: About 30 kilometres southwest of Pincher Creek in southern Alberta.
Products: Sales gas (methane), natural gas liquids, condensate and sulphur
Sales gas (methane) is shipped by pipeline to markets in Eastern Canada and the United States. It is used primarily for heating and electrical generation.
Natural gas liquids (NGL) include propane, butane and ethane. Propane is sold to domestic and United States distributors for heating, crop drying, auto fuel and petrochemical feedstock. Butane is shipped to refineries where it is used as a gasoline blending component and as a fuel in products such as butane lighters and curling irons. 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.
The Waterton Complex, owned and operated by Shell, was constructed to process sour natural gas from the Waterton field.
In 1957, Waterton drilled its first well. It’s been more than 50 years, and the Waterton Complex has drilled more than 340 wells with a design capacity to produce nearly 3500 e3m3 per day – that’s enough gas to meet the average annual residential natural gas needs of over 650,000 Canadian households. In June 2012, we celebrated the Waterton Complex’s 50th anniversary in Pincher Creek alongside over 100 community members.
|Complex admin office:||403-627-7200 ||Business hours |
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