The project would include the construction and operation of the 48 inch diameter pipeline, as well as metering facilities, and two compressor stations with the possibility of up to six more for further expansion. The $5.1 billion pipeline has a proposed initial capacity of two billion cubic feet per day. If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2015, with the pipeline in service by the end of 2018.
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada Pipelines Limited, which has a second pipeline proposed to Kitimat – the Coastal GasLink project.
The CEAA is looking for public input on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Written comments must be submitted by June 24, 2013 to:
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6