Pembina Pipeline received regulatory approval for and began construction on its $235 million expansion of its 75,000 bpd pipeline infrastructure in northeast British Columbia. The Project involves 145 km of new 12-inch pipeline that will parallel much of the existing Blueberry pipeline system northwest of Taylor.
The NEBC Expansion will provide a conduit for natural gas liquids and condensate produced in the liquids-rich Montney resource play to access the company’s downstream pipeline systems that feed into markets in the Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta area. Pembina anticipates bringing the expansion on-stream in late 2017.
“With regulatory sanctioning of the NEBC Expansion, we have secured approvals for the majority of the projects within our conventional pipelines business,” said Paul Murphy, Pembina senior vice president, Pipelines & Crude Oil Facilities. “The NEBC Expansion strengthens Pembina’s presence within the prolific geology of northeast B.C. and is located in close proximity to a variety of area producers who may have future transportation needs.”