TransCanada has announced that it has signed project agreements with six First Nations tribes regarding the company’s 670 km Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, Canada.
The project runs from the Dawson Creek area to the west coast of BC, where it will supply natural gas to the Kitimat LNG Canada facility.
The project will use a 48 in. diameter pipe, and the company will construct and operate up to three meter stations and one compressor station. The initial capacity would be approximately 2 - 3 billion ft3/d.
The pipeline’s route is located in traditional and treaty territories of the First Nations. Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Skin Tyee Nation, Nee-Thai-Buhn Band, Yekooche First Nation, Doig River First Nation, and Halfway River First Nation are the beneficiaries of the agreements.
“This isn’t a choice between economics and culture, environment and a traditional way of life for First Nations communities,” said Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project President Rick Gateman. “These agreements highlight how First Nations communities can enjoy the economic benefits of the project while continuing to live their way of life.”
The agreements include financial and other benefits related to the pipeline project.
Further pipeline details
Coastal GasLink is proposing to construct and operate a 670 km natural gas pipeline from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek, B.C. to the proposed LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat, BC.
The project is a key component of TransCanada's CAN$46 billion capital growth plan, which includes more than CAN$13 billion in proposed natural gas pipeline projects which support the emerging liquefied natural gas industry on the British Columbia Coast.
Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner