Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal

Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal
September 28 – Tank support structure and roof panels assembled inside the tank
January 31

Prince Rupert, BC

Location

Up to 1.2 million tonnes

Capacity

Yes

Operator

Propane

Fuel Type

AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET), Canada’s first propane export facility, is located on a 24-acre brownfield site approximately 10 km south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

The terminal leverages CN’s existing railway network, and the deepest harbour in North America to offer Canada’s natural gas producers direct access to international markets and a 15-day shipping advantage vs. the U.S. Gulf Coast.

RIPET is capable of storing 600,000 bbls or 1.2 million tonnes of propane per year. The terminal offloads approximately 50 to 60 rail cars of liquid propane from B.C. and Alberta each day. It transfers the propane to intermediate pressurized storage bullets and then cools it so that it can be stored and shipped at atmospheric pressure. Chilled propane is then loaded onto Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) and delivered to global markets through approximately 20 to 30 marine transport shipments per year.

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Overview

AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET), Canada’s first propane export facility, is located on a 24-acre brownfield site approximately 10 km south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

The terminal leverages CN’s existing railway network, and the deepest harbour in North America to offer Canada’s natural gas producers direct access to international markets and a 15-day shipping advantage vs. the U.S. Gulf Coast.

RIPET is capable of storing 600,000 bbls or 1.2 million tonnes of propane per year. The terminal offloads approximately 50 to 60 rail cars of liquid propane from B.C. and Alberta each day. It transfers the propane to intermediate pressurized storage bullets and then cools it so that it can be stored and shipped at atmospheric pressure. Chilled propane is then loaded onto Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) and delivered to global markets through approximately 20 to 30 marine transport shipments per year.

Quick facts

Quick Facts


How it Works

How it Works


 

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