Spectra Energy hosts LNG open house on June 5

Hazelton residents are invited to comment and learn more about Spectra Energy’s Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project on June 5

Hazelton residents are invited to comment and learn more about Spectra Energy’s Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project on June 5.

Spectra Energy is proposing to construct and operate a new natural gas system from the Cypress area of northeast B.C. to a proposed LNG export facility at Ridley Island, near Prince Rupert.

The company has submitted its application to obtain an environmental assessment certificate and now the Environmental Assessment Office of B.C. is hosting open houses so the public can get more information about the project and give feedback.

The proposed project would be an approximately 850 kilometre long natural gas pipeline and would pump up to a 4.2 billion cubic feet per day.

Spectra Energy is envisioning this project to be a natural gas transportation corridor that can allow for up to two pipelines, three metering facilities and up to five compressor stations. If a second pipeline was to be built, it would be constructed after the first one and would require further permitting.

Spectra Energy said this project could create more than 4,000 jobs during construction and 60 permanent ones once the system has been built.

The open house will be held at New Hazelton Elementary from 5-8 p.m. Residents who can’t attend can also give their comments online, by mail or by fax. A copy of the application can be viewed at the Hazelton District Public Library or online at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.

The Environmental Assessment Office will likely make a decision on whether to give the project the green light by the end of the year.

If approved, Spectra Energy is hoping to start construction in 2017.

 

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