Nova Gas Announces Pipeline Plans

September 2011, Vol. 238 No. 9

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada Pipe Lines Ltd., recently announced plans for two pipelines. The first involves plans to construct and operate four new segments of pipeline and related facilities for the proposed Komie North Extension Project.

The new facilities will be required to receive and transport natural gas from the Horn River area of BC to the Nova Inventory Transfer market on the Alberta System. The new segments would add another 166 km to what is commonly known as the Alberta system. The new section would be built alongside or contiguous to existing right-of-way over a distance of about 115-km while the remaining portion, about 51-km, would require new rights-of-way. If approved the projects in-service date would be April 2014.

The second project calls for the construction of a natural gas pipeline between the Leismer compressor station and the Kettle River Lateral Loop and Kettle River North Lateral. The Leismer to Kettle River Crossover Pipeline, to be located approximately 90 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, will consist of approximately 81-km of new pipeline and associated facilities. As proposed, about 45-km of pipeline would be built on new right-of-way with the balance being located alongside, or contiguous to, existing pipeline, railway and all-season public highway rights of ways.

If approved, the construction is expected to be completed by April 2013 and the projected in-service date is November 2013.

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