Spectra Energy To Expand Capacity Of T-North Pipeline In BC

May 2009 Vol. 236 No. 5

Spectra Energy Corp. has executed firm service agreements with customers related to the proposed expansion of its Transportation North (T-North) natural gas transmission facilities in northeastern BC.

The expansion will increase eastbound transportation capacity by 153 MMcf/d from Spectra Energy’s McMahon Plant in Taylor, BC to interconnections with TransCanada Pipeline and Alliance Pipeline near Gordondale, Alberta. The project will increase westbound capacity by 112 MMcf/d from the McMahon Plant to Compressor Station 2 at the interconnection with the company’s Transmission South system, near Chetwynd, BC.

The expansion will be accomplished through increased compression at existing compressor station sites. The company is finalizing design of the new facilities with the eastbound expansion slated to be in-service by early 2010 and the westbound expansion to be in-service toward year-end 2010.