Application 1781418

Notice of Application
Application No. 1781418
Keyera Energy Ltd.
Homeglen–Rimbey Field

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1781418.

Description of the Application
Keyera Energy Ltd. (Keyera) applied under section 39(1)(b) of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act to amend Facility Licence No. 9527 to increase the natural gas liquids extraction capability of the Rimbey Gas Plant located in Legal Subdivision (LSD) 2 of Section 5, Township 44, Range 1, West of the 5th Meridian. The facility is located about 13 kilometres northeast of the Town of Rimbey.

The amendment proposes 23 570 kilowatts (kW) of additional compression, the installation of a new flare stack, and a new turbo expander unit with associated equipment to recover C2 (ethane) at the Rimbey Gas Plant. The plant is designed to process 11 918 thousand cubic metres of natural gas per day (103 m3/d) with a maximum hydrogen sulphide (H2S) content of 160 moles per kilomole (16 per cent). The amendment would permit the plant to recover a total of 4150 m3 of C2 (ethane) per day, 10 010 103 m3 of sales gas per day, 2264 m3 C5+ (pentanes plus) per day, 1600 m3 of C4 (butane) per day, and 3000 m3 of C3 (propane) per day. The facility would also recover 147.4 tonnes of sulphur per day.

For a copy of the application, contact

Keyera Energy Ltd.
600, 144 – 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3N4
Attention: Steve Adams
Telephone: 403-718-7935
Fax: 403-205-7664

To view the application and supporting documents, use the Integrated Application Registry (IAR) available under Systems & Tools on the AER website or contact

AER Information Product Services Section
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 (toll free)
Viewing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Red Deer Field Centre
Millennium Centre
202, 4909 – 49th Street
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1V1
Phone: 403-340-5454
Fax: 403-340-5136

To expedite your request, refer to this notice when making any requests for information.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern
If you are interested in this matter, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER will continue to process the application and may approve it without further notifying you.

How to File a Statement of Concern
In order for your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the filing date below.

January 13, 2014

Final date to file a statement of concern.

January 27, 2014

Final date for response submissions from the applicant.

Send one copy of your statement of concern to Keyera at the name and address above and one copy to

Jennifer Koppe, Application Coordinator
Applications Branch, Facilities Applications Group
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

Contents of a Statement of Concern

Your statement of concern must include
  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the application(s);
  2. the nature of your objection to the application(s);
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the proposed application; and
  5. your contact information including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, e-mail address or, if you do not have an email address, your fax number,

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential.

Compensation Issues
Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Alberta Surface Rights Board.

For information on AER procedures, contact the application coordinator, Jennifer Koppe, by phone at 403-297-8288 or by e-mail to

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on December 13, 2013.


Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel