NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – Medicine Hat Looping Project 2023

What’s New

  • The CER will host two information sessions on September 2, 2020 at 1 p.m. MDT – 2 p.m. MDT and 7 p.m. MDT – 8 p.m. MDT. Register here!

  • NGTL files Project Notification for NGTL Medicine Hat Looping Project 2023 Project [Filing C05983]
  • CER Letter to Indigenous communities [Filing C06984]

Project Information

NOVA Gas Transmission Limited (NGTL) has filed a Project description for the Medicine Hat Looping Project 2023 (Project). NGTL proposes to build and operate approximately 65 km of 24 inch diameter gas pipeline (NPS 24), located approximately 5 km north of the City of Medicine Hat in the Municipal District of Cypress County, Alberta. The Project parallels NGTL’s existing Medicine Hat Lateral Loop and Suffield Lateral pipelines and is nearby existing disturbances for approximately 61% of the route. The Project will traverse approximately 34 km of Crown land and approximately 31 km of private freehold land. Of the Crown land required for the new right of way, 12 km will not be nearby existing disturbances. 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 September 2022, with construction being completed in March 2023 and an anticipated in-service date of April 2023.

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the project.

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – Medicine Hat Looping Project 2023
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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.


Natalia Churilova
Crown Consultation Project Lead
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For process-related inquiries, please contact:

Process Advisor Team
Canada Energy Regulator
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Amanda Williams
Communications Officer

Canada Energy Regulator
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