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Canadian Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

We reliably transport natural gas through our complex network of pipelines in Canada as we meet areas of high demand.

Spectra Energy’s BC pipeline system stretches from Fort Nelson in northeast British Columbia (B.C.) and from Gordondale at the B.C./Alberta border, south to the Canada/United States (U.S.) border at Huntingdon/Sumas. Transporting approximately 55% of the gas produced in the province, our pipeline business has been the backbone of B.C.’s natural gas industry since its inception..

Location

From Fort Nelson in northeast B.C., to Gordondale at the B.C./Alberta border, then south to the Canada/U.S. border at Huntingdon/Sumas 

Length

2,818 km (1,751 miles) of natural gas transmission pipeline

PEAK DAY Capacity

2.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)

Compressor Stations

19 stations with a combined 622,000 horsepower of compression

Interconnects

8 interconnecting third-party pipelines

Ownership

100% Spectra Energy

Operator

Spectra Energy

BC Pipeline mini map

The Dawn-Parkway System includes 4,800 kilometres (3,000 miles) of transmission pipeline to move natural gas between the Dawn Hub -  the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of North America's most liquid natural gas trading hubs -  and the Parkway Compressor Station located near Toronto, Ontario.  Gas can move from there to markets in Eastern Canada and the U.S. Northeast.

Location

Southwestern Ontario

Length

257 km (160 miles) which includes a series of four natural gas transmission pipelines 26, 34, 42 & 48 inches in diameter, running parallel to each other

ThroughPut

695 Bcf

Ownership

100% Union Gas Limited

Operator

Union Gas Limited

Dawn to Parkway Mini Map

The Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline brings offshore, onshore and LNG-sourced natural gas from Atlantic Canada to North American markets.

Location

Canada: New Brunkswick & Nova Scotia 
U.S.: Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Maine

Length

543 miles Canada; 346 miles U.S.

PEAK DAY Capacity

0.55 Bcf/d in Canada
0.83 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in U.S.

Ownership

Canada: 77.53% Spectra Energy, 12.92% Emera, Inc, 9.55% ExxonMobil Corporation
U.S.: 77.53% Spectra Energy Partners, LP, 12.92% Emera, Inc, 9.55% ExxonMobil Corporation

Operator

Westcoast Energy, Inc., in Canada
M&N Operating Company, LLC, in U.S.

Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Mini Map