Building a pipeline to meet the world’s energy needs
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. (PRGT) is proposing to construct and operate an approximately 900 km pipeline to safely transport natural gas from a point near Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia, to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG natural gas liquefaction and export facility near Prince Rupert.
The project is located entirely within the province of British Columbia and includes the construction and operation of a pipeline, three compressor stations and a metering station. The project consists of both land and marine based pipeline and will have an initial capacity of 2.0 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.
The project has received regulatory approval from the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) and required environmental certificates from the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).
Construction of the pipeline will begin once Pacific NorthWest LNG has received an environmental certificate from both the Canadian and British Columbia governments and a final investment decision has been made by the shareholders of Pacific NorthWest LNG.
For more information about the LNG facility, please visit the Pacific NorthWest LNG Project website.
PRGT is committed to designing, constructing and operating the project in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Why is PRGT so important?
Natural gas is one of the world’s cleanest and safest energy sources. Often used to heat our homes and operate household appliances, natural gas is also used to make crop fertilizer, fabrics, plastics and other everyday products. By making it available to global markets, there is an opportunity to replace more greenhouse gas-intense sources of energy. That’s why natural gas is such an important fuel that also helps our society move towards less carbon-intensive energy sources.
Project timelines and milestones
2013 – PRGT was announced. Our ongoing engagement process commenced shortly thereafter, followed by environmental and engineering studies along the proposed route
2014 – Filed Environmental Assessment Application with BC EAO and were awarded an Environmental Assessment Certificate along with conditions which we are committed to fulfilling
2015 – Received regulatory permits from the British Columbia OGC required to build and operate the pipeline
Construction will commence once Pacific NorthWest LNG has made a final investment decision.
Quick facts about PRGT
- Natural gas pipeline
- Total approximate length will be up to 900 km
- 780 km of land based pipeline
- 120 km of marine based pipeline
- Initial capacity of 2.0 billion cubic feet for natural gas per day
- Regulatory approvals for construction have been received
Natural gas is used heat our homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. It is also used to make crop fertilizer, fabrics, plastics and items we use every day.