State Senator Sue Rezin met with Dr. Roy Norton, the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, to discuss energy production in the 38th District, including the recent announcement by Aux Sable Liquid Products LP of Calgary of a $130 million expansion project at the company’s extraction and fractionation facilities in Channahon.
“This major expansion project is a huge investment that will greatly benefit our communities,” Sen. Rezin (R-Peru) said. “I am very thankful for the work Dr. Norton has done and the commitment he has to energy production in our district. Aux Sable’s $130 million growth project will create jobs, boost local economies, and make our area an even bigger leader in energy production.”
Norton, who has toured the Aux Sable facility in Channahon, was also in Springfield last week to speak to the Illinois General Assembly. While in the capital city, Norton talked to Sen. Rezin and other lawmakers about the Canada/Illinois joint environmental stewardship of the Great Lakes and Canada/Illinois economic integration. Norton said Illinois is a great energy partner and “Canada is Illinois’ best customer in the world, by far.”
“We have so many talented people, great resources, and state-of-the-art facilities in the 38th District for energy production,” Rezin said. “I will continue to be aggressive in furthering our energy production, while also protecting property owners and respecting our environment. Aux Sable is leading the way in all those categories, and I couldn’t be happier with their commitment to our area.”
The $130 million investment at Aux Sable’s facility in Channahon will increase the fractionation capacity by more than 24,000 barrels per day. Aux Sable says the expansion will allow them to process the new liquids-rich gas they contract after next year.
“Aux Sable is here to stay in Channahon,” Rezin said. “They are wonderful partners. Together, we continue to build on the successes energy production brings to our district.”