ATCO Midstream Purchases Assets in Northwest Territories

Purchase includes natural gas reserves and pipeline


 
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2008) - ATCO Midstream announced today the purchase of IPL Holdings Inc. (IPLH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. IPLH holds a one-third interest in the Ikhil Joint Venture and one-third of the shares of Inuvik Gas Ltd.

The Ikhil Joint Venture and Inuvik Gas represent the first natural gas development project north of the Arctic Circle. It dates back to 1999 when joint venture partners, Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation, AltaGas Utility Group Inc. and IPLH developed the Ikhil gas reservoir in the Northwest Territories. Today, assets include two producing wells, gas gathering and processing facilities as well as a 50 kilometre pipeline to the town of Inuvik. Inuvik Gas is the sole distributor of natural gas to the town, serving more than 800 customers.

"This is an important acquisition for our company," said Kevin Cumming, President, ATCO Midstream. "We are pleased to be partnering with AltaGas and the Inuvialuit as well as joining other ATCO companies active in Canada's North. We are looking forward to bringing ATCO Midstream's skills and services to this new market."

For nearly a century the ATCO Group of Companies has been building mutually beneficial relationships with northern aboriginal partners. ATCO's numerous partnerships have created many successful businesses.

Part of ATCO Group, ATCO Midstream provides natural gas gathering, processing, storage and natural gas liquids solutions to the Canadian natural gas producing sector. More information about ATCO Midstream can be found at www.atcomidstream.com.

ATCO Group, an Alberta-based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $8.5 billion and more than 7,800 employees, is comprised of three main business divisions: Power Generation; Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Global Enterprises (industrial manufacturing, technology, logistics and energy services). More information about ATCO Ltd. can be found at www.atco.com.

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ATCO Midstream
Kevin Cumming
President
(403) 513-3700
Website: www.atco.com