Fact: While it may be technically possible, Coastal GasLink has no plans to convert the proposed pipeline to anything other than natural gas transportation service. Coastal GasLink will also be bound by contract to provide natural gas for a minimum of 25 years, with numerous options t
Fact: We anticipate that 2,000-2,500 short-term jobs will be created on our pipeline project, which will bring millions in economic benefits to local communities. In addition, approximately 16-35 permanent field positions for operations and maintenance will be maintained once the pipe
Fact: Since the announcement of the project in June 2012, Coastal GasLink has initiated engagement with 31 First Nations, two Tribal Councils and two Metis organizations, while focused consultation has taken place with 30 groups identified in the BC EAO Section 11 Order. Coastal GasLi
Fact: Coastal GasLink will help British Columbia and Canada open lucrative new export markets for surplus natural gas. Access to new Asian markets, over and above existing domestic gas use, will ensure the continued development of B.C.’s natural gas resources. By connecting existing s
Fact: During operations, we will allow the controlled growth of vegetation on the right-of-way, using the most environmentally appropriate and economical vegetation management methods. Areas not needed for ongoing operations and maintenance will be allowed to revert to a natural vege
Fact: There are no routine gas emissions from compressor stations. Any venting at the station would only be done under controlled conditions for pipeline and station maintenance or as a result of a pipeline emergency. There are no flare stacks proposed for our compressor stations and
Fact: Pipelines are the safest method of transporting the volumes of natural gas that move throughout North America every day. In the 60 years TransCanada has operated pipelines, there have been no injuries to members of the public as a result of the operation of our assets. TransCan
Fact: Pipelines are required to undergo exhaustive environmental studies to ensure they meet stringent guidelines. Our project is being pursued under two British Columbia statutes, the Oil and Gas Activities Act, and the Environmental Assessment Act. Our submission to the Environmenta
Fact: Coastal GasLink will not be producing the natural gas – our role is to ensure the safe transportation of natural gas once it is produced. To learn more about the process of hydraulic fracturing, please visit: Guiding Principles for Hydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic Fracturing 101 C
Fact: TransCanada owns and operates natural gas transmission lines, not distribution lines, and therefore doesn’t supply local communities directly with natural gas. Coastal GasLink will transport large volumes of natural gas from gas wells in northeastern B.C. to processing pl
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.