Spectra Energy, BG Group Plan Natural Gas Pipeline to Serve LNG Export Facility in B.C.
Spectra Energy and partner, BG Group, have proposed to build a 850-kilometre (525 mile) natural gas system originating from northeastern B.C. to serve BG Group's potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Prince Rupert, on the province's northwest coast. Project costs are reported at between C$6 billion and C$8 billion.
The natural gas transportation system will be capable of transporting up to 4.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas. The project will provide the required natural gas transportation capacity to meet the demands of a proposed LNG terminal on B.C.’s West Coast, in keeping with B.C.’s Jobs Plan and its goal of establishing LNG facilities by 2020. The project also will connect with the Spectra Energy system at Station 2 (southwest of Fort St. John), a growing natural gas hub that collects supply from multiple areas of the province and other supply basins in Western Canada.