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Turner Valley, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Turner Valley Gas Plant

 
 
Turner Valley Gas Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 30, 2008
1. Turner Valley Gas Plant Marker
Inscription. This plant, which was critical to the development of the Turner Valley oil field, is the earliest gas processing facility built in Canada and the only survivor of its type. The present complex was begun in 1921 after a fire destroyed the original plant, built in 1914. The many modifications and additions made to it since the 1920s reflect the evolution of refining technology. The buildings. Machinery and equipment together illustrate the production process required to extract marketable gas and its byproducts from what was, until 1947, Canada’s most important field.

Usine á Gaz de Turner Valley

Cette usine, qui fut essentielle á l’exploitation du champ pétrolifère de Turner Valley, est la plus ancienne en 1921, aprèet la seule gu genre à subsister au Canada. Sa construction fut enterprise en 1921, après l’incendie qui déstruisit la première installation de 1914. Les nombreuses modifications apportéées depuis, ainsi que les agrandisements successifs, illustrent bien l’évolution technologique. Les bâtiments, la machiniere et l’outillage téémoignent des diverses étapes de la production du gaz et de ses dérivéés à partir de ce qui fut, jusqu’en 1947, le plu important gisement au pays.
 
Erected 1998 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Turner Valley Gas Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 30, 2008
2. Turner Valley Gas Plant Marker
50° 40.493′ N, 114° 16.7′ W. Marker is in Turner Valley, Alberta. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Provincial Highway 22) and Valley Trail (Provincial Highway 546), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Turner Valley, Alberta T0L 2A0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Turner Valley Oilfield (here, next to this marker).
 
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Turner Valley Gas Plant image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 30, 2008
3. Turner Valley Gas Plant
Turner Valley Gas Plant image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 30, 2008
4. Turner Valley Gas Plant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,861 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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