Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 20

Oklahoma energy briefs July 20, 2012
Oklahoman Published: July 20, 2012


Williams Cos. plans site in Canada

The Williams Cos. Inc. is looking into building Canada's first propane dehydrogenation facility, which would allow Williams to significantly increase its production of polymer-grade propylene, a valuable petrochemical feedstock for plastics manufacturing. Williams would use propane recovered from its Redwater facility near Edmonton, Alberta, as feedstock for the new facility, which would cost up to $800 million. “Building a PDH facility would further build on the value and expertise that we've built in Canada and serve the booming North American petrochemical market,” Williams Energy Canada President David Chappell said. “Besides our expertise in extracting and marketing these products, we have the infrastructure in place with fractionation, distribution and storage to fully realize the value from a new PDH facility.”

EPA funds tribe's water study

The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma has received $78,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue its water pollution control program. The money will help the tribe gather water samples and compile data needed to determine if it needs a more thorough watershed management program. Data will determine whether water quality standards are being met, while detailing any changes in the quality of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's water.

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