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Pembina/Enbridge's Alliance Pipeline to explore alternatives for expansion plan

Alliance Pipeline Ltd. fell short of its target amount of binding commitments during its open season for capacity expansion on the Alliance natural gas pipeline system, prompting the company to evaluate other alternatives for the project.

The 50/50 joint venture of Enbridge Inc.'s Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. and Pembina Pipeline Corp. failed to reach the targeted 400 MMcf/d of contracts for its plan to add new capacity to the 1.6 Bcf/d Alliance system, which exports supplies from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the Williston Basin of North Dakota to the U.S. Midwest via the Chicago market hub.

The expansion was scheduled to start up by late 2021. The Alliance system has been delivering Canadian gas and fuel since 2000.

Alliance Pipeline Limited Partnership owns the Canadian portion of the system, while Alliance Pipeline LP owns the U.S. portion. Enbridge Income Fund and Pembina each own 50% of both entities.