North Montney Project – Sunset Clauses Extension Request

North Montney Project – Sunset Clauses Extension Request

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Application Information

On 28 March 2016, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) filed a request with the National Energy Board (NEB) to extend the sunset clauses in for the North Montney Project.

The sunset clause is Condition #45 in the NEB Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity GC-125 that establishes a time limit by which construction must begin. The existing sunset clause for the project currently says:

  • “Unless the Board otherwise directs prior to 10 June 2016, this Certificate will expire on 10 June 2016, unless construction in respect of the Section 52 Facility has commenced by that date.”

Project Background

The North Montney Project is a proposal to build and operate approximately 301 km of pipeline in British Columbia’s Peace River Regional District, along with associated metering facilities, valve sites and possible compression facilities. The proposed large diameter (up to 42 in) natural gas pipeline would consist of two sections, Aitken Creek and Kahta. It will connect with the existing Groundbirch Mainline (Saturn Section), located about 35 km southwest of Fort St. John and will continue about 187 km northwest of Fort St. John.

The National Energy Board recommended that the Federal government approve the project on April 15, 2015. The Federal government approved the project on 10 June 2015 and directed the National Energy Board to issue Certificate GC-125 [Filing A70644].

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the North Montney Project.

North Montney Project: Aitken Creek and Kahta Sections

News Releases

Regulatory Documents

All documents filed with the NEB will be placed on the Board's document repository which is available to the public.

  • Regulatory Documents for this project [Folder 2982347]
  • In addition, the National Energy Board’s North Montney Mainline Project Recommendation Report GH-001-2014 is available online [Filing A69520].


For process related questions about the review, please contact:

Reny Chakkalakal
Process Advisor

National Energy Board
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

For media inquiries, please contact:

Sarah Kiley
Communications Officer

National Energy Board
Telephone: 403-614-6526
Telephone: 403-292-4800
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

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