The ACTL Pipeline Project
The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) will be the first large-scale CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and storage project in Alberta, utilizing Alberta's wealth of innovative, exportable, and local expertise to create thousands of new jobs while decreasing Canada's carbon footprint.
The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) will have enormous environmental and economic benefits for Alberta. In the initial phase, the pipeline project will have the same impact as taking 330,000 cars off the road and at full capacity will equal the removal of 2.6 million vehicles from Alberta's roads annually. Besides the environmental benefit for the province, the pipeline will provide Albertans with the economic stimulus of additional jobs in construction, manufacturing, research and a host of other industries. Alberta will also benefit from the incremental royalties and taxes it will generate through enhanced oil recovery.
ACTL will be capable of gathering CO2 from several sources in the Alberta's Industrial Heartland and transporting the CO2 to existing mature oil fields throughout South-Central Alberta. These oilfields will see significant increases in production as CO2 is permanently stored in the reservoir. The capture and permanent storage of CO2 will result in significant reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases in Alberta. The initial supply of CO2 will come from North West Upgrading Inc. and Agrium Inc.
ACTL will have a design capacity of 40,000 tonnes per day with initial throughput will range from 4,600 - 5,100 tonnes per day.