TransCanada seeks to start building B.C. gas pipeline without LNG project’s OK

TransCanada logo building

TransCanada’s headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.

Global News, March 20, 2017

TransCanada Corp. is seeking regulatory approval to begin construction of a pipeline that would help feed a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal on B.C.’s north coast even though a final decision has not yet been made whether to build the terminal.

The Calgary-based company has conditional federal and provincial approvals for the North Montney Mainline, but they are subject to a positive financial investment decision for the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, B.C.

TransCanada says the modified proposal filed with the National Energy Board would allow it to move forward with construction of the majority of its North Montney Mainline project at a cost of $1.4 billion ahead of that decision.

The proposed NMML project would include 301 kilometres of pipeline and related facilities that will connect with an existing pipe about 35 kilometres southwest of Fort St. John, B.C.

The LNG terminal is primarily backed by Malaysia’s national oil and gas company, Petronas, which has yet to make a final investment decision for the Pacific Northwest LNG project.

TransCanada says that it’s seeking regulatory approvals that would allow it to begin construction on the pipeline in the first half of 2018 and bring it into service over a two-year period beginning in April 2019.


Posted on March 20, 2017, in Oil & Gas and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Melanie Sylvestre

    No to the pipeline and Lelu terminal. This will destroy lives in water and out of water. This project will cause ocean and air pollution for operations run 24 hrs a day 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Also B.C has no right to make any decisions nor does foreign investors or companies or industry to take or sell without full support of ALL People being of the First Nations of this land. This means all native people must be informed..consulted properly with proper decision making done by them as a Nation to Nation decision amongst each other to conclude a final decision..B.C has no authority to make decisions on First Nations behalf it’s not B.C lands. Also why destroy the economy already there and life of everything we eat and need to live and exist people’s lives work and live off these lands.. the life in the water will be destroyed the eel grass and salmon are very important for everyone. We can not destroy life and homes and water needed to live by all life.

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