On behalf of Alliance Pipeline, I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during our recent flaring activities in your area. Your cooperation during our response was greatly appreciated and allowed us to bring the situation to a prompt conclusion safely.
I would also like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. I assure you we did everything in our power to mitigate impacts to the surrounding area. Air monitoring equipment at our sites ensured that all air quality standards were met. In addition, our response and preparation efforts ensured the safety of people, animals, and the environment.
As you may have already heard, on August 7th, 2015 Alliance shut down its mainline pipeline system following the detection of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) that entered our system as a result of complications experienced by an upstream operator. We determined the safest way to neutralize the substance was to flare it at two of our sites near Arcola and Alameda respectively. Following this activity, our pipeline is now safely back in operation.
We remain committed to being a good neighbour in your community and in all the areas where we operate. This commitment will remain unchanged.
President & CEO