EnCana's Cabin Gas Plant gets EA certificate

Map:  This map from EnCana shows the location of the Cabin Gas Plant – Submitted

By Energeticcity.ca staff

A proposed gas facility near Fort Nelson is one step closer to reality.

That’s because EnCana Corporation has been given an environmental assessment certificate for its proposed Cabin Gas Plant Project.

The project is expected to process up to 800 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas. The existing EnCana Horn River Pipeline will supply the raw gas to the project.  There, it will be processed and then transported to consumers.

According to the EAO’s assessment, the project is not likely to result in any significant adverse effects. It will, however, emit carbon dioxide. EnCana says it will address that problem by constructing the plant in a "capture ready" system.  EnCana has also agreed to work with government and industry to explore carbon capture and storage options.

The project will be subject to B.C.’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act.

According to the EAO assessment, EnCana will be required to comply with 60 legally-binding commitments, including hiring locally and using local goods and services.

More than 1,000 jobs should be created as a result of EnCana’s Cabin Gas Plant.