Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project
About This Project
Spectra Energy, in an equal interest partnership with BG Group, proposes to build natural gas transportation system originating from northeastern B.C. to serve BG Group's potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Prince Rupert.
The proposed pipeline will be approximately 850 km in length and will extend from from Cypress in northeast BC to Ridley Island, near Prince Rupert. This natural gas transportation system is to be constructed using a 48-inch diameter pipe which will be capable of transporting up to 4.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas. Construction of the pipeline corridor will allow for future pipelines to be able to run adjacent to the existing pipeline, which will allow for higher gas transmission to export facilities in Prince Rupert, with a smaller ecological footprint.
The Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project is expected to provide in the range of 4,000 jobs during the peak construction phases, and approximately 50 to 60 permanent jobs for the life of the project.
In March 2014, project proponents submitted an Environmental Assessment Certificate Application with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. The Environmental Assessment Certificate is pending approval from the Government of British Columbia.