Monday, January 9, 2017

AltaGas project gets seal of approval from Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP

The announcement of a positive final investment decision this week from AltaGas has been well received by the region's Member of Parliament, with NDP MP Nathan Cullen issuing a statement on Friday expressing his support for the proposed Export Facility at Ridley island.

The MP offered up his observations related to location and employment prospects, describing the plan as a "sound development project" and good news for Prince Rupert and Port Edward.

AltaGas is moving forward with plans
for a propane export terminal
at Ridley Island

(from AltaGas website)
“The siting for the project on Ridley Island is suitable for this type of development and it will put the Northwest on the map as the first propane export terminal on the west coast of Canada. 

 “This project will provide many employment opportunities for people across the north and BC. 

I congratulate AltaGas for committing to project development in the Northwest. It is my hope that this announcement will help to stimulate further opportunities for communities in the region.”

The full statement from the MP can be reviewed here.

Whether some of his constituents along the Highway 16 corridor will share his enthusiasm for the development however might be something to keep an eye on over the course of the year.

The nature of the delivery system to the proposed terminal in Prince Rupert means that there will be a large number of propane cars travelling along the CN line travelling from BC's Northeast and into Alberta once the terminal is complete and online.

With many of the communities along the CN line located in Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Mr. Cullen may find that some of those residents will be in touch should they have concerns about the prospect of a large volume of propane rolling through their towns and cities on a regular schedule.

You can find more items related to the AltaGas project here.

Fore more background on Mr. Cullen's work in the riding and at the House of Commons see our archive page.

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