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Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission (Spectra Energy & BG Natural Gas Transportation System)

British Columbia, Canada, enjoys an abundance of natural gas resources that can serve the province and North America’s energy needs, and also serve growing global demand.

Developing new markets for its natural gas will benefit B.C., through job creation, investment, increased revenues, and enhanced competitiveness. In turn, markets served by B.C. will gain access to cleaner-burning, reliable and affordable natural gas.

To benefit B.C. and serve multiple markets, Spectra Energy and our partner, BG Group, propose to build an 850-kilometer (525 mile) natural gas system originating from northeastern B.C. to serve BG Group's potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Prince Rupert, on the province's northwest coast.

Map of Westcoast Connector Transmission Project
  •   Project Path
  •   BC Pipeline
  •   Upgraded Station
  •   Natural Gas Gathering Pipeline
  •   Natural Gas Processing Plant
  •   City
  • Project Status

  • Evaluation
  • Signed Agreements
  • Regulatory Review
  • Regulatory Approval
  • Under Construction
  • In-Service

The natural gas transportation system will be capable of transporting up to 4.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas.

The project will provide the required natural gas transportation capacity to meet the demands of a proposed LNG terminal on B.C.’s West Coast, in keeping with B.C.’s Jobs Plan and its goal of establishing LNG facilities by 2020.

The project also will connect with the Spectra Energy system at Station 2 (southwest of Fort St. John), a growing natural gas hub that collects supply from multiple areas of the province and other supply basins in Western Canada.

Spectra Energy has been a part of communities across British Columbia for 55 years. Our track record in responsibly delivering natural gas, serving communities and protecting the environment are the foundation on which we are helping to build B.C.’s energy future.

For the proposed B.C. system, Spectra Energy is engaging interested and affected stakeholders, local and Aboriginal communities, environmental organizations and regulatory agencies, to further refine the project route and ensure its compatibility with regional needs and sensitivities.