NorthRiver Midstream – NEBC Connector Project

Project Background

NorthRiver Midstream has filed a project application for the NEBC Connector Project. The proposed project includes the construction and operation of two parallel pipelines that are approximately 215 km in length with various pipe sizes ranging from 8 to 12 inches in diameter. One pipeline would transport condensate and the other pipeline would transport natural gas liquids.

Currently, less than 20 km of new, non-contiguous right-of-way, meaning not paralleling existing linear infrastructure, is anticipated to be required. It’s anticipated that the project will parallel existing infrastructure for approximately 91 per cent or about 195 km of the route.

Timeline and Documents

Project Map

Disclaimer

The Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) endeavors to provide the best information possible; however, the pipeline route shown on this map is proposed by the applicant. The CER makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees, express or implied, that the data contained in this map may be relied upon for any use whatsoever. The CER accepts no responsibility or liability for inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the data and any loss, damage or costs incurred because of using or relying on the map data in any way.

The pipeline data contained in this map is subject to licensing terms and may not be reproduced, published, distributed, or transferred in whole or in part. The map also contains information licensed under the Open Government License – Canada.

The Canadian Energy Regulator is bound by the Official Language Act and relevant Treasury Board policies. However, some material on these pages originates with organizations not subject to the Official Languages Act and is made available on this project page in the language in which it was written.

Early Engagement

The early engagement phase is 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.

The CER requires companies to conduct engagement activities with Indigenous peoples, landowners and other potentially affected stakeholders early in the planning of the project and continue these activities throughout the lifecycle of the project.

The CER also initiates public engagement activities, such as public information sessions, on the Project during early engagement. Issues that are identified by landowners, municipalities and other stakeholders will be shared with the Commission and the company.

Details of the CER’s expectation and role in early engagement are explained in our Early Engagement Guide and upcoming information sessions are in the “Hearings, Information Sessions and Conferences” section of our website.

Crown Consultation

The CER is responsible for coordinating Crown consultation on the project on behalf of the Government of Canada (federal government).

The CER initiates Crown consultation activities on the project during early engagement with Indigenous communities to allow adequate time to share information and better understand concerns regarding the potential impacts of the project on any potential or established Indigenous and Treaty rights. This information will be shared with the Commission and the company.

Details of the CER’s expectation and role in early engagement are explained in the Crown Consultation section of our web site.

Participate in a Hearing

Before a company can build a federally regulated pipeline, power line, or offshore renewable energy project, it must first apply to the CER. Many projects are reviewed through the Commission’s hearing process. The CER is committed to fair, inclusive, transparent, and efficient public hearings.

There will be different ways to participate in the Commission’s hearing and additional information about how to register to participate will be announced in the coming months.

Participant Funding

Participant funding will be 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

Get Information

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

Media Inquiries

Ruth Anne Beck
Communications Officer

Canada Energy Regulator
Email: ruthanne.beck@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-483-1395
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-299-3302
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

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