Supporting Local Economies
Pipeline construction creates demand for local goods and services jobs, including construction equipment supply and maintenance, food services, lodging and accommodation and more. Local businesses will see immediate economic activity and stimulus from the construction of the project.
Should Pacific Northwest LNG make a positive final investment decision, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission will represent substantial private sector investment into the domestic natural gas industry and allow British Columbia to participate in lucrative global LNG markets.
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission will provide both short and long- term benefits to British Columbia and Canada. Some of these benefits include:
- Jobs and Opportunities throughout pipeline construction and operation
- Contracting opportunities for indigenous businesses, local contractors and suppliers
- Community investments
- Training and Education programs
- Payment of taxes during construction and operation
To date Prince Rupert Gas Transmission has provided opportunities including support for environmental and engineering studies, land and survey services, helicopter support and specialized consulting activities.
During operations Prince Rupert Gas Transmission will contribute millions of dollars to local and provincial governments though taxes. This money is used to support local and provincial services like schools, hospitals and roads.
PRGT’s prime contractors will work with indigenous owned companies to clear construction camp locations and pipeline right-of-way. These contracts are worth more than $800 million.