Located in British Columbia’s Peace River Regional District, the North Montney Mainline (NMML) will generate long-term economic benefits for the province and Canada.
This 301 km (187 mile), 42-inch diameter pipeline, which will also include metering facilities, valve sites, and compression facilities, will provide the capacity needed to ship natural gas southward, generating jobs and tax revenues for hospitals, schools and more in some of the B.C.’s more remote communities.
The Aitken Creek section will be approximately 182 km (113 miles) in length. The south end will connect with the northern end of the existing Groundbirch Mainline (Saturn Section), located about 35 km (22 miles) southwest of Fort St. John. The north end will be about 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Fort St. John. The Kahta section will be approximately 119 km (74 miles) of pipeline connecting to the north end of the Aitken Creek section and ending at a point about 180 km (112 miles) northwest of Fort St. John.
TransCanada filed a variance application, with the National Energy Board, which would allow TransCanada to build the majority of the NMML project prior to a final investment decision on the Pacific Northwest (PNW) LNG Project. TransCanada has previously been granted the required primary federal and provincial approvals to construct the NMML, subject to conditions that included the requirement for a positive final investment decision on the proposed PNW LNG Project.
For more information, please read our news release.
New meter stations will be required along the North Montney pipeline if TransCanada’s recent variance application is approved by the National Energy Board. The meter stations are required so shippers can connect to the NMML pipeline.
We intend to apply under section 58 of the NEB Act in the second quarter of 2017. Subject to regulatory approvals, TransCanada plans to begin construction in the first half of 2018, with facilities being phased into service over a two-year period, beginning in April 2019.
It’s important to note, that the new meter stations will be located entirely on the North Montney’s approved right-of-way and workspace, which has undergone extensive previously Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment.
Subject to regulatory approvals, TransCanada plans to begin construction on the North Montney Mainline in the first half of 2018, with facilities being phased into service over a two-year period, beginning in April 2019.
We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.