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Western Canadian Operations

Spectra Energy’s natural gas operations in Western Canada represent one of the largest midstream natural gas businesses of its kind in the country.

With our focus on gathering, processing and transporting natural gas, we have built a business that is substantial in both size and scope. 

Three Distinct Western Canadian Businesses

Spectra Energy’s BC Field Services is an integrated raw gas gathering and processing system that gathers raw natural gas from diverse supply sources, including northeast B.C., the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alberta.

Location

Northeast B.C.
The Yukon
Northwest Territories
Alberta

Length

2,300 km (1,400 miles) of raw gas gathering pipelines 

Booster Stations

17

Processing Facilities

8

PEAK DAY Capacity

~3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)

Ownership

100% Spectra Energy

Operator

Spectra Energy

BC Field Services Mini Map

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

Spectra Energy Midstream (Midstream) is one of the largest independent midstream operators in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Our Midstream business consists of natural gas gathering and processing facilities in B.C. and Alberta, including interests in 11 natural gas processing plants with a net processing capacity of approximately 760 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).

Location

 British Columbia
Alberta

Length

~1,180 km (724 miles) of raw gas gathering pipelines

PEAK DAY Capacity

760 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d)

Processing Plants

11

Ownership

100% Spectra Energy

Operator

Spectra Energy

Midstream Mini Map

This system connects one of the most important natural gas supply sources in North America – the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin – with growing North American markets.

Since 1957, we have achieved a prominent market position in Western Canada through development projects and through the strategic acquisition of assets. We are well positioned to serve North America as well as emerging Asian markets.