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Proposed 2021 NGTL System Expansion

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Overview 

The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is one of North America’s most prolific natural gas production basins, and it is of key importance to the Canadian economy.

Given the production of natural gas in Alberta and B.C., the most important issue for WCSB producers is getting their product into other markets. To be competitive, access to markets through well-positioned pipeline assets is critical.

Natural gas producers have asked us to increase natural gas transportation service on the NGTL System. As a result, we are beginning to plan a pipeline expansion project in northwest Alberta that will run along the west path of the NGTL System, from the northwest Alberta southeast towards Rocky Mountain House.

We are currently studying options for a number of pipeline additions that will generally follow our existing NGTL pipeline corridors in western Alberta. In total, NGTL is proposing to add up to approximately 350 kms (218 miles) of newly built 48-inch pipe to the NGTL System.

These various pipeline sections within the study area would be located starting in the County of Grande Prairie, extending through the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, Yellowhead County, and ending in Clearwater County. Multiple pipeline sections would run parallel to the existing system and connect at each end to adjacent existing pipelines.

The routes we’re investigating are subject to change and would add multiple pipeline sections and compressor station unit additions to our existing assets in three key areas:

  • Grande Prairie West Area
  • Grande Prairie South Area
  • Edson South Area.

Project status and timelines

 

Q3 2017 Early engagement with Aboriginal groups, landowners and stakeholders on certain project components
Q1 2018

Broad engagement on project study areas

Anticipated Section 52 Project Description filing to the NEB

Q2 2018 Anticipated regulatory filing to the NEB, followed by regulatory review process 
Q2 2020 Anticipated regulatory approval to construct
Q3 2020 Begin construction of compressor unit additions 
Q2 2021

Anticipated in-service dates for all project components

Stakeholder engagement and consultation is ongoing throughout all phases of the project

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The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is one of North America’s most prolific natural gas production basins, and it is of key importance to the Canadian economy. 

We are currently studying options for a number of pipeline additions that will generally follow our existing NGTL pipeline corridors in western Alberta. The routes we’re investigating are subject to change and would add multiple pipeline sections to our existing assets in three key areas along our Grande Prairie Mainline and Edson Mainline pipeline assets.

Regulatory

How are we regulated?

The Proposed 2021 NGTL System Expansion Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the National Energy Board (NEB).

Project Application

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has submitted an application to the National Energy Board (NEB) to construct the 2021 NGTL System Expansion Project (the Project). The NEB is currently assessing the completeness of the Application. When the Application is found to be sufficiently complete, the NEB will hold a public hearing, at which time it will collect evidence from parties approved during the Application to Participate (ATP) process. Further information about the hearing will follow when the NEB determines the Application to be sufficiently complete.

The Application to Participate form will be available at www.neb-one.gc.ca/applytoparticipate starting 16 July 2018 and will close 17 August 2018 at 4:00 pm MDT. The NEB will review each application and will inform everyone who applied whether or not they will be allowed to participate and in which role. The NEB has set a Preliminary List of Issues for the hearing which is available on the NEB website at: https://apps.neb-one.gc.ca/REGDOCS/File/Download/3579985 (PDF, 316 KB).

Application Hard Copy

Electronic copies of the Project Application in English can also be found at the following locations:

County of Grande Prairie
10001, 84 Avenue
Clairmont, AB
T8X 5B2
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed
MD of Greenview No. 16
4806, 36 Avenue
Valleyview, AB
T0H 3N0
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed
Yellowhead County
2716, 1 Avenue
Edson, AB
T7E 1N9
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed
Clearwater County
Box 550
4340, 47 Avenue
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1A4
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed
Mountain View County
1408, Township Road 320
Didsbury, AB
T0M 0W0
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed
Rocky View County
911, 32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 6X6
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed

Contact

National Energy Board (NEB)
Local 1.403.292.4800 1.403.292.5503
Toll-Free 1.800.899.1265 1.877.288.8803

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Ways to reach us

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Main Office

450 – 1 St. W
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

1.866.3721.601

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Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

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