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Natural Gas

Natural resources such as logging, mining, grazing, oil, and gas are plentiful in the Pincher Creek area. In 1957, Shell Canada discovered a rich sour natural gas field west of Pincher Creek and constructed a plant to process it.

Today, the Shell Canada Waterton Gas Complex processes more than 5.5 million cubic meters of raw gas each day into the following products:

  • Natural Gas (Methane)
  • Natural Gas Liquids (propane, butane, methane)
  • Condensate 
  • Sulphur

The first gas from the Waterton Plant was sold and delivered in January 1962. Since then, the plant under went several expansions  to increase its capacity and improve its efficiency in reducing emissions.


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Pincher Creek Regional Recreation Master Plan DRAFT review
February 26, 2021
RSVP for an online engagement session to learn more about the Draft Plan and provide feedback on the Draft Plan and recreation, parks, and culture development in the region. Residents and stakeholders who register will be provided with a link to access the online session, a phone number to call if they wish to participate by phone, and a copy of the presentation.
Recycling Update
February 23, 2021
The Town of Pincher Creek would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to KJ Cameron Services for their service to our community.  
FCSS Completes Social Needs Assessment for Pincher Creek and area
February 18, 2021
Pincher Creek and District FCSS is pleased to announce the release of the final report of the Social Needs Assessment for the Town and M.D. of Pincher Creek. 
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