Calgary-based TransCanada Gas Processing Ltd., the generalpartner of TransCanada Gas Processing LP, said processing volumesat the Cutbank Joule-Thompson (J-T) plant have increasedsignificantly since operations began last month due to tie-in ofChevron Canada Resources production four months ahead of schedule.

The TransCanada Gas Processing partnership has an approximate61% interest in TCM Facilities LP, which owns the Cutbank gatheringand processing facilities. The 100 MMcf/d Cutbank J-T plant, about50 miles south of Grande Prairie, AB, was built to meet anticipateddemand for processing high-pressure gas brought on by a recentdiscovery in the area. The Cutbank J-T Plant is 100% owned by TFLand was built by Chevron. Initial throughput has been provided byChevron-operated gas wells.

“The start-up of the Cutbank J-T Plant and the timely tie-in ofnatural gas production illustrates the immediate growth potentialin areas served by TFL and is expected to significantly increaseTFL’s throughput volumes from the 138.1 MMcf/d reported from allfive TFL facilities in 1998,” said Randy Findlay, president ofTransCanada Gas Processing.”

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