CHETWYND, B.C – CNRL is allegedly decommissioning several assets in Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge.
Several residents, who wish to stay anonymous, told Energeticcity that the company is decommissioning the Pine River Gas plant, Sukunka field operations, and most of Tumbler Ridge field operations. One of the reports included a screenshot of an email from CNRL management.
The company sent out a notice to Pine River Gas Plant workers informing them that the “orderly suspension of the plant is at a safe, idle state”.
The email states there were significant costs associated with the closure of the plant. It states the cost led to Sunkunka management to cease operations.
“We will also be proceeding with the planning and complete shutdown of the Pine River gas gathering system and sour natural gas fields that flow to the plant,” states the letter from a CNRL employee to workers.
“We are assessing the opportunities to redeploy CNRL staff impacted by this decision.”
CNRL and SNRI were not available for comment after attempts from Energeticcity.
B.C.-Alberta Area Director for Unifor, Andrea MacBride, says the ‘unannounced’ gas flares at the gas plant last week were a part of what CNRL is claiming was a decommissioning process.
She says the company refused other options presented for them before the flaring. Unifor Local 449 staff at the plant are currently on strike.
This is a developing story. More information will be released once it comes in.
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