TransCanada Got EIA Permit of Coast Gas Pipeline
According to the news released by Canadian TransCanada Company, British Columbia (BC) provincial environmental assessment office has permitted TransCanada’s application of coast natural gas pipeline - Coastal GasLink
- on 23th. This is BC's first proposed pipeline within two years after launching the development strategy of liquefied natural gas.
The Coastal GasLink is about 675 km, starting from Dawson Creek in the northeast of BC and ending at Kitimat Port located on the west coast. The diameter is 1219 mm, with an initial design capacity of 2-3 million cubic ft / day. The capacity can be extended to five million cubic feet per day. The scored EIA license comes with 32 conditions, including wildlife conservation and community, information and benefit sharing for aborigines and local government, etc. The pipeline is planned to invest 4.7 billion Canadian dollars, and will become the liquefied natural gas export project on the west coast of BC. The proposed LNG Canada project is jointly established by Shell Canada Limited, China National Petroleum Corporation, Korea Gas Corporation and Japan Mitsubishi Corporation.
It was reported on BC environmental assessment office website that there are currently two natural gas pipeline projects undergoing environmental assessment review, namely Prince Rupert Gas Transmission and Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project. There are also three pre-application projects submitted, including Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project, Pacific Northern Gas Looping Project and Kingsvale to Oliver Natural Gas Pipeline Reinforcement Project.