Tuesday, November 13, 2018

PNG looks to expand capacity on pipeline system to Kitimat

The natural gas provider for the northwest is keeping an eye on the industrial development plans of the Northwest, and with the industrial footprint for the Kitimat region about to see a significant change, Pacific Northern Gas is giving consideration towards expanding on its capacity to deliver services to the Terrace-Kitimat area.

As part of their planning, PNG is proposing to expand on its capacity with an expansion of the pipeline system from Summit Lake (near Prince George) to the Terrace / Kitimat area with a pipeline looping project which could see up to 525 kilometres of pipeline and related facilities developed.

PNG is considering expanding capacity of its pipeline from just north
of Prince George into the Terrace/Kitimat region to prepare for
additional industrial growth in those areas

In an information release related to the proposed development PNG notes:

With the addition of the PLP, PNG will expand on its unique position in offering natural gas transportation service to multiple industrial projects along British Columbia’s west coast, serving international markets and facilitating economic growth in the region.

Towards their ambitions, PNG was to determine if there was sufficient interest and or support for the project at this time, having been accepting Expressions of interest through to the end of October.

So far, PNG has not announced whether that interest has given them cause to move forward with the expansion plans.

LNG Canada recently announced plans for development of a shipment terminal in Kitimat, a massive burst of economic activity that is expected to create secondary jobs for both the Kitimat and Terrace area.

For more items of note related to PNG in the northwest see our archive page here.

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