Spectra Energy northeast BC expansion plans

Spectra Energy, in written submissions to the Peace River Regional District, has released the details of more major expansion plans.

An application will be submitted to the National Energy Board this fall for a proposal, which would include a 24 kilometer, 36-inch pipeline loop, southwest of Wonowon, and north of Beryl Prairie.

This proposal would also see the installation of a new 20,000 horsepower compressor station northwest of Wonowon and the construction of 20 kilometres of pipeline, connecting the Fort St. John mainline, to TransCanada’s Groundbirch pipeline, south of the city.

Construction on both the proposed Sunset Creek compressor station, and the 36-inch Stewart Lake lateral pipeline, is projected to begin in April of next year, and both projects have an in-service-date of January 2012.

Meantime, another proposal would involve 36-inch pipeline loops, for three different sections of the Fort Nelson mainline, totalling 82 kilometers, from just south of Fort Nelson, to just north of Wonowon.

In this case, there’s still no NEB hearing date, but if all goes according to company plans clearing and construction should begin in the summer of 2012.

The anticipated in-service date for these projects is the end of 2012.

Spectra says the proposed projects will expand its T-north pipeline capacity by about 200 million cubic feet per day.

For a map of all the proposed changes, download the attached pdf.


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