Friday, July 16, 2021

With BCUC approval, PNG set to launch three year Salvus to Galloway Maintenance project

Work on an 80 kilometre repair and replacement project on the PNG Western Transmission Gas line from Salvus to Galloway near Port Edward will get underway later this year, with PNG announcing that the British Columbia Utilities Commission has approved their proposed project.

The project is expected to take three years to complete, with the new line to be in service sometime in 2023. As it moves across Northwestern BC, it is expected to generate up to 250 direct and indirect jobs across the region.

“This decision from the BCUC now enables us to move forward and begin critical repair and replacement work along an 80-kilometre segment of the Western Transmission Gas Line between the Salvus maintenance yard and the Galloway pressure regulating station. The work is required at this time to ensure PNG can continue to provide safe and reliable natural gas service to its customers in the Prince Rupert and Port Edward areas.” --
 Dean Rawson, Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Pacific Northern Gas. 

In their statement, (which you can review here) PNG notes that environmental concerns will be an integral part of the work ahead over the next three years.

Work will be completed under the guidance of trained environmental specialists, archeologists and Indigenous environmental monitors to minimize impacts to fish and wildlife, the habitat, cultural values and environmentally sensitive and protected areas.

The company has also promised to continue on with its communication efforts with Indigenous communities, local governments and the general public as the timetable for the project moves forward.

The BCUC decision of July 8th granting the Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Salvus to Galloway Gas Line Upgrade Project can be examined here

The documentation that was included as part of the PNG application to the commission can be reviewed here.

More notes related to the work of PNG in the Northwest can be reviewed from our archive page.

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