Coastal GasLink


Overview

The Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project will run approximately 670 km (416 miles) in length. The proposed pipeline will safely deliver natural gas from the Dawson Creek area of northern BC to a facility near Kitimat, BC, where it will be converted to a liquid form for export by LNG Canada. From there, it can be shipped to markets in Asia that are currently powered by coal-fired electricity – a significant source of greenhouse gases.

In addition to helping deliver cleaner energy to our planet, construction of this important line is projected to create between 2,000 – 2,500 jobs, generate property tax revenues and a give an economic boost to communities in northern BC.

Learn more at the Coastal GasLink website.

A Canadian solution to a global challenge

$20.88 million: Estimated property tax benefits

$42 million in direct economic benefits for BC communities

 

Project Timeline

 

2012

TransCanada is selected by LNG Canada to design, build, own and operate Coastal GasLink. We begin our ongoing engagement process, followed by environmental and engineering studies along the proposed route.

2014

Coastal GasLink files the Environmental Assessment Application with the BC Environmental Assessment Office. A detailed project design application is also filed with the BC Oil and Gas Commission. The project’s conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate is awarded October 24, 2014.

2015

Field work continues, along with development of plans and strategies to fulfill regulatory conditions.

2016

Field work continues so the Coastal GasLink team can gather further details about the approved route and the Sun House alternate route.

 

362,000+ Hours Of Fieldwork With Indigenous Peoples

Our collaborative approach means we listen to and value Indigenous voices and their connection with the land. Since the project was announced in 2012, we’ve held more than 15,000 engagements with Indigenous groups to listen to their views, gather feedback and plan our route.

 

 

Taking A Proactive Approach To Education

Through our "Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Program," we’re partnering with BC colleges to help students develop transferable skills that could help them work with TransCanada.

 

 

$20.88 million in estimated annual property tax benefits

Estimates show once in operation, the Coastal GasLink will generate up to $20.88 million in annual property taxes to communities in northern BC. This important source of revenue will help pay for everything from fire protection to schools, hospitals and waste management.

 

 

Strengthening communities

Since announcing the project in 2012, we’ve invested in a wide range of programs designed to enhance the lives of northern communities. These include everything from school breakfast clubs to the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Kitimat Fire Department. It’s all part of giving back to the people who support our work.