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AltaGas Prince Rupert Hosted 15 North Shore Executives for a Tour of RIPET Facilities – Terrace Standard

Community partners reconnected with a post-pandemic inside look at the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET) when a group of more than 15 North Shore leaders toured the facility on July 8.

“Projects like this don’t succeed without community support. Through strong community partnerships, together we can raise awareness of the important role Western Canadian energy exports play in contributing to the economic development of this region while supporting energy security and energy diversity in Asia,” Shaheen Amirali, Executive Vice President, Head of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer at AltaGas.

The tour invitation has been extended to local elected officials, who have been great partners with AltaGas over the years, AltaGas said. The view from the north, who had a reporter on tour.

AltaGas has been conducting tours since construction of the facility began. The tours are something they plan to continue in the future as they are an effective way for the leaders to meet the team and understand the action at the factory.

“Community support has been instrumental in the development of RIPET. We thought this was an opportunity to invite them back to meet our operations team and see how the facility works. »

AltaGas said the tour was intended to maintain the strong partnerships established over the years and continue to foster new ones.

“Ongoing engagement and communication with the community leads to greater awareness of our work and how it contributes positively to the region in many ways, including through local training and employment, community investment and supporting local needs.”

“Events like this help community leaders effectively share with their constituents what is happening at RIPET and how we have become part of the community,” AltaGas said.

“As communities in our operating areas begin to reopen, AltaGas leaders have traveled to reconnect with partners to provide insight into our Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET) and an update. up to date on our operations.

The group of local leaders included Jennifer Rice, MP for North Coast, Terrace Mayor Carole Leclerc and Councillors, Port Edward Mayor Knut Bjornadal, Shaun Stevenson and Ken Veldman of the Prince Port Authority Rupert and members and staff of Prince Rupert City Council.

Leclerc said the first time she visited RIPET was when it was under construction.

“We went to the reservoir, and it was awesome. The next time I did a tour was when they had their grand opening. We partied around town and took shuttles to us go to the site. [However, we did not get] off the shuttles,” the mayor of Terrace said.

The tour began with an on-screen briefing detailing the plant, processes and safety protocols.

“I enjoyed the visit… [AltaGas staff] did a great job with the presentation and explained everything. This helped as we did our walking tour and it was nice to see things running. The wagons go through Terrace every day and it made sense to see where the wagons are going and what’s going on with the propane,” she said.

“Events like this help community leaders effectively share with their constituents what is happening at RIPET and how we have become part of the community,” AltaGas said.

As AltaGas approaches the five-year mark since development began, one goal is to maintain the strong partnerships established over the years and continue to foster new ones, the organization said.

LPG said the continued engagement and communication with the community has led to greater awareness of the work and how it positively contributes to the region in many ways. Contributions include local job training, employment, community investment and support for local needs.

“Events like this help community leaders effectively share with their constituents what is happening at RIPET and how we have become part of the community.”


KJ Millar | Multimedia editor and journalist
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AltaGas Ltd, Prince Rupert facility hosted more than 15 North Coast community leaders on July 8, with an information session and tour of the facility to build community relationships and understanding. (Photo: KJ Millar/The Northern View)

AltaGas Ltd, Prince Rupert facility hosted more than 15 North Coast community leaders on July 8, with an information session and tour of the facility to build community relationships and understanding.  (Photo: KJ Millar/The Northern View)

AltaGas Ltd, Prince Rupert facility hosted more than 15 North Coast community leaders on July 8, with an information session and tour of the facility to build community relationships and understanding. (Photo: KJ Millar/The Northern View)