North Montney Mainline Project to help link to Prince Rupert LNG terminal

Progress, a subsidiary of Malaysian energy giant Petronas, has signed up to ship two billion cubic feet per day on the line destined for lucrative Asian markets, and TransCanada says it’s also in talks with other potential customers.

It hopes to file a regulatory application later this year for the North Montney line, with plans to have the southern segment up and running by the second quarter of 2016 and the northern portion a year later, with the export delivery facilities in operation by 2019.

The North Montney Mainline will link up with a separate $5 billion TransCanada pipeline being built to connect northeast B.C. gas with the aforementioned Progress terminal called Pacific Northwest LNG. 

A three session open house and public feedback series on the proposal are scheduled for this month, with the first town hall meeting to be held in Fort St. John on August 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. The other two are scheduled for the 13th and 14th at the same time, with the first one in the Community Centre in Hudson’s Hope, and the second at the Recreation Centre in Chetwynd. 

For more information, the public’s invited to call 1-855-895-8753 or to forward an email inquiry to northmontney@transcanada.com. 

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