Westcoast Connector Project Awarded Environmental Certificate

January 2015, Vol. 242, No. 1

Spectra Energy’s proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project continues to advance, following receipt of an Environmental Assessment Certificate from British Columbia. The environmental review of the project assessed a natural gas transportation corridor that could accommodate up to two 48-inch pipelines with total design capacity of 8.4 Bcf/d.

As proposed, the project calls for a natural gas system that will begin in the Cypress area of northeast B.C. and end at BG Group’s proposed Prince Rupert LNG export facility on Ridley Island. The project is envisioned as a transportation corridor that creates an opportunity for multiple LNG projects to access the Prince Rupert area, with a minimum footprint.

Service of the initial 850-km and up to 4.2 Bcf/d natural gas pipeline, with project partner BG Group, is expected to begin near the end of decade, pending a final investment decision.

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