Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Spectra Energy receives Environmental Assessment Certificate for LNG pipeline project

For the moment they might be wondering where to deliver their product, but if or when an LNG Terminal project comes to the North Coast, Spectra Energy is now one step closer to delivering natural gas from the Northeast to the Northwest.

Yesterday, the pipeline company outlined the receipt of the environmental Assessment certificate  from the province of British Columbia, moving ahead the process for the company's Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Pipeline.

You can review some of the key aspects of that application from this backgrounder from the company

One concern for the company, might be the status of the BG Terminal project for Ridley Island, Spectra is a partner with the BG group on that development, and they like many in Prince Rupert will be waiting for further word from the British head office when it comes to the pause that BG recently put on their plans for the North Coast.

Still, Spectra also has hopes to partner with other potential LNG developments in the region and will no doubt be making use of its Environmental Assessment Certificate announcement towards that quest as the months move forward.

Spectra's announcement was one of three released from the provincial government on Tuesday, with both the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline project and the proposed Lelu Island Terminal for Pacific Northwest LNG also receiving their EAC's yesterday.

You can review the Environmental Assessment Office information statement here, more background on the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline can be examined here, the relevant documentation for that project can be reviewed from the Provincial government site here.

We have more items related to the BG Group proposal and the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline available on our archive page.

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