Open houses to be held on proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline

The Chetwynd session will be held at the Chetwynd and District Recreation Centre on March 27 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The sessions will then move to Fraser Lake at the Fraser Lake Recreational Complex on April 1 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., then Burns Lake at the Burns Lake Heritage Centre on April 2 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., then lastly in Kitimat at the Riverlodge Recreation Centre on April 3 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The approximately 650 kilometre proposed pipeline would run from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek to the proposed LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat.

The proposal includes the installation of permanent facilities such as compressor stations at up to eight locations and and a meter station at up to three locations. As part of construction ancillary sites like access roads, temporary bridges, storage areas for equipment and pipe, and construction camps for workers will need to be built.

It would initially have the capacity to flow approximately two to three billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. With further expansion, it could deliver up to approximately 5.0 billion cubic feet per day.

Once regulatory approvals have been received construction on the proposed project would begin in 2015 or 2016 and be commissioned by the end of the decade.