Though it may surprise you, LNG will not flow through our pipeline. It’s actually natural gas. In its pure form, natural gas is colourless, odourless and non-toxic. An additional ingredient is added to produce a ‘rotten egg’ smell, so you’ll know if the gas is leaking. Natural gas is also expected to be the world’s fastest growing key source of energy through to 2040, and global demand is expected to rise by 65 per cent; over half of the growth is expected to come from Asia.
Opportunity is knocking! Pipelines like Coastal GasLink require significant labour during construction. Approximately 2,000 – 2,500 full-time construction jobs will be created during the four-year construction period of Coastal GasLink. The project will also benefit local businesses and will create spinoff employment opportunities in support industries. To prepare, we have been working closely with training and education programs to help support and build a skilled workforce.
There’s more to building a pipeline than just materials and construction. Our success relies on working with local communities, listening to their views, incorporating their feedback where possible, and caring for sensitive landscapes and culturally and historically significant places. That’s why we’ve had over 15,000 interactions and engagements with Aboriginal communities along the proposed pipeline route. Over one third of our 362,000+ hours of fieldwork has been conducted by Aboriginal people.
Coastal GasLink Pipeline Limited proposes to build an approximately 670-kilometre pipeline from the Dawson Creek area to the west coast of B.C. The pipeline will transport natural gas to the proposed LNG Canada facility near Kitimat.
The proposed Coastal GasLink route, as presented in our 2014 application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office, was determined by considering Aboriginal, landowner and stakeholder input, the environment, archaeological and cultural values, land use compatibility, safety, constructability and economics.