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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Public Notices

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Lead levels in drinking water
December 12, 2019
Lead levels in Canada's drinking water have been in the news recently.  The Town of Pincher Creek would like residents to know the following:
Tumbleweed Ave Pathway Project Update
November 14, 2019
In July 2019, Council for the Town of Pincher Creek gave approval for the construction of a pathway along Tumbleweed Avenue (west of Ranchland Mall) to provide better connection between the new Thistle Crescent sidewalk and the existing pathway south of Ranchland Mall.
2020 - 2023 Budget Meeting Schedule
November 6, 2019
Budget Meeting Schedule 
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