TransCanada Corporation has been selected by Shell Canada Limited (Shell) and its partners to design, build, own and operate the proposed Coastal GasLink project, an estimated C$ 4 billion pipeline that will transport natural gas from the Montney gas-producing region near Dawson Creek, British Columbia (BC) to the recently-announced LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat, BC.
The LNG Canada project is a joint venture led by Shell, with partners Korea Gas Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation and PetroChina Company Limited. Shell and TransCanada are working toward the execution of definitive agreements on the Coastal GasLink project.
The pipeline is currently projected to have a capacity of 1.7 billion ft3/d and will be approximately 700 km in length running from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Kitimat. It is expected to come into service before 2020.
"Coastal GasLink will add value to British Columbians, particularly Aboriginals and communities along the conceptual route, by creating real jobs, making direct investments in communities during construction and providing economic value for years to come." said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer.
Adapted from press release by Peter Farrell.
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