British Columbia has an abundance of natural gas resources.
Finding new global markets for B.C. natural gas will ensure continued economic opportunity for the province and its northern communities.
The Douglas Channel, near Kitimat, B.C., provides a suitable coastal port for the export of liquefied natural gas to global markets, but accessing that port requires the construction of a new pipeline to transport the natural gas from northeast B.C.
New natural gas pipelines such as the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline will provide the transportation capacity needed to support continued natural gas development activities in northeast B.C.
This creates jobs in the upstream exploration and production sector and generates significant royalty revenue for the provincial government, which helps to pay for public services such as health care, education and infrastructure.