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Nova Chemicals' Joffre complex starts using ethane from Bakken Shale

8:25 AM MDT | June 13, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Nova Chemicals' Joffre, AB, complex has started using the first barrels of ethane supplied from natural gas associated with oil production from the Bakken Shale, the company announced today. The ethane was produced at Hess's (New York) Tioga, ND, plant and transported across the border into Alberta via the Vantage Pipeline, the company adds. Ethane extracted from associated gas produced from the Bakken Shale is expected to be a growing and stable feedstock supply source for the Alberta petrochemical industry, Nova says. "The introduction of Bakken...

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