TransCanada Corporation announced on October 10, 2015 that it has received final permits from the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC), giving regulatory approval for the construction and operation of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline project (PRGT).
“Receiving the full complement of 11 pipeline and facility permits is a major milestone for the project, and concludes an exhaustive regulatory process that we embarked on more than two years ago,” said Tony Palmer, PRGT president. “Along with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Certificate received last November, the BCOGC permitting process was the last major regulatory step for PRGT. At the same time, we continue to work towards securing more Project Agreements with First Nations, which provide significant financial benefits while addressing cultural and environmental interests.”