Pipeline Operations

Taking Care Along The Pipelines We Operate

NOVA Chemicals operates two pipeline systems in Alberta. These systems involve more than 385 kilometres (km) of pipeline that safely transport the feedstocks and products essential to the operations of NOVA Chemicals – and others in Alberta’s petrochemical industry. We also own, operate and maintain a number of smaller length pipelines adjacent to our Joffre facilities.

We invite you to take a closer look at our pipeline operations — particularly the care we take along these systems to ensure the safety of our neighbours, our communities and the environment. We have a consistent record of safe, responsible pipeline operations.

The following four documents comprise the guidance for applying for written consent to construct a facility on, along, across or under a NOVA Chemicals pipeline and for persons planning to engage in an activity causing a ground disturbance:

Pipelines Serving Manufacturing East (Sarnia / Lambton, Ontario)

NOVA Chemicals owns and operates numerous pipelines in Ontario. Five of our pipelines cross the St. Clair River to connecting facilities located in Michigan.

Our Canadian and U.S. Pipeline Public Awareness brochures provide an overview of our pipeline operations, the measures we take around pipeline safety and preparedness, and the importance of our community awareness and outreach programs.

Canadian Guide
U.S. Guide

Preparation for an Emergency Response provides an overview of our Emergency Management Program, which guides us to provide the best emergency response under all foreseeable circumstances.

Our Emergency Response Manual is integral to our emergency management program. The first priority in any emergency response is the safety of neighbors and employees.

Pipeline contact information
NOVA Chemicals 24 / 7 Pipeline Emergency Line:

In Canada / US: 1-519-862-2002 or 1-800-278-0584

NOVA Chemicals General Inquiries:
In Canada / US: 1-519-862-2911 or 1-844-346-3202
(press 0 for an attendant) or manestcomm@novachem.com

Projects & Events
Corunna Second Feed System – Kimball Pipeline Replacement Project
The Kimball pipeline was placed in service in late January 2018. This pipeline diversifies the Corunna facility’s feedstock supply and transportation options by enabling receipt of ethane feedstock from the Utica Shale Basin through the following connected pipelines: Kinder Morgan’s UTOPIA pipeline, Plains Midstream’s Windsor-Sarnia pipeline and NOVA Chemicals’ Kimball pipeline.

On-Site Brine Pipeline Relocation Project
The recently announced New Polyethylene Facility will be constructed on the NOVA Chemicals (Canada) Ltd. property south of our existing Corunna manufacturing facility. As a result, a segment of an existing National Energy Board (NEB) regulated 6” brine pipeline will have to be relocated to a separate pipeline corridor in order to ensure the ongoing integrity and safe operation of the pipeline and to avoid interferences with the construction and operation of the new polyethylene facility. On June 1, 2018, we received NEB approval with conditions for the construction of the new segment and decommissioning by removal of the existing on-site segment.

Pipelines Serving Manufacturing West
(Joffre, Alberta)

NOVA Chemicals operates two pipeline systems in Alberta. These systems involve more than 385 kilometres (km) of pipeline that safely transport the feedstocks and products essential to the operations of NOVA Chemicals – and others in Alberta’s petrochemical industry. We also own, operate and maintain a number of smaller length pipelines adjacent to our Joffre facilities.

Taking Care Along the Pipelines We Operate: A guide for landowners and neighbours provides an overview of our pipeline operations, the measures we take around pipeline safety and preparedness, and the importance of our community awareness and outreach programs.

Preparation for an Emergency Response provides an overview of our Emergency Management Program, which guides us to provide the best emergency response under all foreseeable circumstances.

Our Emergency Response Manual is integral to our emergency management program. The first priority in any emergency response is the safety of neighbors and employees.

Pipeline contact information
24 hours per day - emergency and non-emergency

Toll Free: 1-800-780-6682

Projects & Events
-Effective October 2, 2018, NOVA Chemicals will no longer be the operator of the Alberta Ethane Gathering System (AEGS) in Alberta. Direct operational inquiries to: http://www.pembina.com