NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – West Path Delivery 2023

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Project Information

NOVA Gas Transmission Limited (NGTL) has filed a Project application for the West Path Delivery 2023 (Project). The proposed Project includes the construction and operation of approximately 40.1 km of 48 inch nominal pipe size (NPS) inthree sections, including:

Description of three sections
Pipeline section Length Location
Western Alberta System (WAS) Mainline Loop No. 2 Turner Valley Section (Turner Valley Section) 23.7 km Approximately 3 km northwest from the Town of Turner Valley, AB
WAS Mainline Loop No. 2 Longview Section (Longview Section) 9 km Approximately 30 km southwest of the Town of High River, AB
WAS Mainline Loop No. 2 Lundbrek Section (Lundbreck Section) 7.4 km Approximately 30 km northwest of the Town of Pincher Creek, Alberta

If the Project is approved and built, some temporary infrastructure, such as access roads, will be required during construction.

The Project parallels existing infrastructure (such as the existing NGTL pipeline right of way, other pipeline right of ways, powerline easements and road allowances) for approximately 75% of the route. The Project will traverse approximately 5 km of Crown land and 34 km of private freehold land. The Project will require new permanent land rights. Temporary workspace is also anticipated to be required for the Project construction.

NGTL’s current plans, if approved, are to start construction in the third quarter of 2023, with construction being completed in November 2023 and an anticipated in-service date of November 2023.

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the project.

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – West Path Delivery 2023 – Map
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Key Milestones

Resources

If you would like to learn more about the CER, please visit the following links:

Enforcing the Rules

Protecting the Environment

Responding to Emergencies

Living and Working Near Pipelines

Early Engagement

The early engagement phase covers the pre-application phase: the period of time from when a company initiates conceptual plans to develop a project until the company submits an application to the CER. The CER is committed to using transparent processes that are built on early engagement and inclusive participation. The CER also considers the best available scientific information, data and Indigenous knowledge in decision-making. The early engagement phase is important because it creates the foundation for a company to develop positive relationships with people that are potentially affected by the project, including landowners, Indigenous communities, municipalities and others.

Details of the CER’s expectation and role in early engagement is explained in the Early Engagement Guide

Participant Funding

Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing.

Refer to the Participant Funding Program page for information on deadlines, eligibility, how to apply for funding and how to submit claims.

Contacts

For Early Engagement / Consultation inquiries, please contact:

Process Advisor Team
Canada Energy Regulator
Email: NGTLWestPath.ProcessHelp@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

Karine Johnson
Crown Consultation Project Lead

Email: ConsultationWestPath2023@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

For media inquiries, please contact:

Amanda Williams
Communications Officer

Canada Energy Regulator
Email: amanda.williams@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-542-3432
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

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