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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 engaging with Indigenous communities, stakeholders and the public in advance of the BCUC application submission and would continue engagement throughout all project phases.

Proposed Project Schedule

Timeline Schedule 27Jul2020

Working and Doing Business with Us

PNG is committed to providing project-related employment and business opportunities for local and Indigenous businesses in the vicinity of the project and within PNG’s service territory, where possible.

To register your business, please complete the following form here

Public Engagement

PNG is committed to engaging early and continuously sharing information throughout the project. In August, we held two virtual information sessions providing the community with the opportunity to hear directly from the project team and ask any questions.

Although the sessions have passed, you are welcome to download the presentation and direct any questions you may have to the project team at the email or toll free number listed 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.
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