NEB Approves BC Extension Project

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The National Energy Board (NEB) approved an application from Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission, (Westcoast) to construct the South Peace Pipeline project.
The proposed pipeline is a 60 mile extension of Westcoast’s existing raw gas gathering system near Fort St. John, BC. The 20-inch pipeline would carry gas from south of Fort St. John and the Peace River northward to connect to Westcoast’s McMahon processing plant, in Taylor, BC. The project, with an estimated construction cost of $95 million, would connect to either end of an existing pipeline across the Peace River.