Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project is a proposed 900-kilometer pipeline designed to transport natural gas safely from reserves in northeast B.C. to the planned Pacific Northwest LNG facility on Lelu Island in the District of Port Edward, B.C.
About This Project
TransCanada has been selected by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. to design, construct and manage the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, an approximately 900-kilometre pipeline to deliver natural gas from the Hudson’s Hope area of British Columbia to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export facility on Lelu Island, located in the District of Port Edward.
If approved, this $5 billion project is expected to begin construction in 2015 and will be in-service by late 2018. The initial delivery capacity for the 48-inch diameter pipe is estimated to be 2.0 billion cubic feet of gas per day with the ability to expand to 3.6 billion cubic feet per day.
During peak construction phases, this project is estimated to provide between 800 and 1,200 jobs. After construction is complete and the pipeline is in service, it is expected to generate $22 million annually in revenue for the Province of British Columbia.
In May 2013, TransCanada submitted a project description report to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. This project description details the planning, design, construction and operations of the pipeline and associated infrastructure. Currently, the project is still in the pre-application phase with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. TransCanada is working towards completing further regulatory applications to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission. These applications are expected to be submitted in 2014 after an internal review.
TransCanada is working to determine a suitable route for the pipeline within the selected study corridor. In establishing a final pipeline route,TransCanada will take into consideration many factors, including Aboriginal, stakeholder and government input, environmental influences, archaeological and cultural values, land use compatibility, safety, constructability and economics.
TransCanada is traded on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange under the TSX:TRP.
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Economic Development Contact
Economic Development Officer
City of Prince Rupert