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About the Project

Pacific Northern Gas (PNG) is proposing to conduct infrastructure upgrades to repair and replace sections along an 80-kilometre segment of the eight-inch (219.1 mm) diameter Western Transmission gas line between the Salvus maintenance yard and the Galloway pressure regulating station.

For more than 50 years, the Western Transmission gas line has safely and reliably supplied thousands of PNG’s residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the Prince Rupert and Port Edward area. We regularly inspect and maintain the line, but some sections are nearing the end of their useful operating life. It is now time for an upgrade project to ensure the line’s continued high standard of operation.

Location

The Salvus to Galloway segment of the Western Transmission gas line runs through a remote mountainous region of Highway 16 West and south of Work Channel, starting at Salvus approximately 50km southwest of Terrace, up to Galloway Rapids approximately 9km southeast of Prince Rupert.

All work is expected to take place within PNG’s existing pipeline corridor, referred to as a right-of-way, and nearby permitted temporary workspace.

Map West Transmission Pipeline Title

Timelines and Next Steps

The project is in the early planning stages, as PNG prepares to submit a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity application for approval by our regulator, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC).

The application for the $80-million project is expected to be filed this fall, with a BCUC decision in spring 2021. Following approval, construction would begin in the summer of 2021 and continue in phases each summer completing in fall 2023. PNG is consulting with Indigenous communities and engaging with the public in advance of the BCUC application submission and would continue engagement throughout all project phases.

Propose Project Schedule

Timeline Schedule 27Jul2020

Public Engagement

Virtual Information Sessions

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for physical distancing, PNG will be hosting virtual information sessions as part of our public engagement on the Salvus to Galloway Upgrade Project. These sessions are an opportunity to hear directly from the project team, have your questions answered and provide feedback.

Please note: In order to view the presentation and listen to the audio, you will need a computer AND a phone line.  The computer allows you to view the live presentation and you will also need a phone line to listen to the live audio.  If you prefer, you can also only join by live audio by dialing in.

We look forward to meeting with you. Join us on:

Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us by dialing in:

  • Toll-free dial-in: 1-888-300-0053
  • Conference ID: 8282564

Access the presentation through the link below:

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us by dialing in:

  • Toll-free dial-in: 1-888-300-0053
  • Conference ID: 5769603

Access the presentation through the link below:

Other ways to learn more and provide feedback

  • Download our project factsheet
  • Ask us a question or provide your feedback by phone or email.
    • Call us at: 1-888-709-7304
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