North Montney Project

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TransCanada), submitted an application on November 8, 2013 and is proposing to construct and operate new pipeline facilities in the North Montney area of British Columbia (BC) that would form part of the existing NGTL System. The North Montney Project (Project) would be comprised of the Aitken Creek and Kahta sections, which would be referred to as the North Montney Mainline. The Project would extend northward from an interconnection with the existing NGTL Saturn meter station, located at the north end of the Groundbirch Mainline, to what would be known as the Kahta receipt meter station. The new Kahta meter station would be located about 187 km northwest of Fort St. John, BC and 141 km south of Fort Nelson, BC.

The Project would include approximately 306 km of up to 1,067 mm (NPS 42) outside diameter pipe and related components. The Aitken Creek Section would be approximately 180.9 km, while the Kahta Section would be approximately 125 km long. Approximately 155 km of the proposed pipeline length would be located alongside or parallel to existing linear disturbances. The remaining length, or about 151 km, would be installed in new right-of-way, where existing linear disturbances are either not present or would not be paralleled due to constructability and other considerations. Components related to the pipeline would include metering facilities, valve sites, compressor stations, and possible downstream pipeline facilities. Some new permanent access roads would also be required for pipeline operations. Temporary infrastructure, such as access roads, construction camps, stockpile sites and contractor yards would be required during construction.

The Project would require 25 crossings of named watercourses, including the Pine River, Peace River, Farrell Creek, and Sikanni Chief River, as well as numerous unnamed watercourses. NGTL is proposing to have the Aitken Creek Section in service in the second Quarter of 2016, with the Kahta Section in service in the second quarter of 2017.


Latest update

September 09, 2015 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


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National Energy Board
Katie Emond, Process Advisor
517 Tenth Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A8
Telephone: 1-800-899-1265

  • Location

    • Fort St. John (British Columbia)
    • Hudson's Hope (British Columbia)
    • Kahta Creek (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • National Energy Board
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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