Proposed Natural Gas Pipelines

Natural gas pipelines in B.C.

Between the gathering pipelines, transmission pipelines and the pipelines that deliver natural gas to customers there are more than 40,000 kilometres of existing natural gas pipelines in B.C.  In addition, there are a five proposed projects for new pipelines and pipeline expansions that would transport natural gas from Northeast B.C. to proposed LNG export facilities on the coast. Proposed pipelines below include projects that have an approved National Energy Board export licence and have either entered into an Environmental Assessment process or are actively engaged in front-end engineering and design work.

To see a visual representation of existing and proposed pipelines in BC, view the current LNG in BC Map (PDF, 644 KB).

Map of pipelines in British Columbia.

Proposed new pipelines and pipeline expansions

Pacific Northern Gas Limited proposes to expand the existing Pacific Northern Gas Transmission Pipeline from Summit Lake to Kitimat, approximately 500 kilometres, to serve multiple proposed LNG projects.

  • B.C. Environmental Assessment Status: Pre-Application
  • Associated LNG Facility: Indeterminate LNG Proponents
  • Approximate Length: 525 km
  • Gas Supply Region: Summit Lake, B.C.

The Pacific Trail Pipeline is a proposed 480-kilometre natural gas pipeline that will deliver gas from Summit Lake, B.C. to the Kitimat LNG facility site at Bish Cove on the northwest coast of British Columbia.

  • B.C. Environmental Assessment Status: Environmental Assessment Certificate Extension
  • Associated LNG Facility:  Kitimat LNG
  • Approximate Length: 480 km
  • Gas Supply Region: Spectra Energy Westcoast Pipeline

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, proposes to develop a natural gas pipeline from northeast B.C. to the west coast of B.C. to serve export markets.

TransCanada Corporation was selected by Pacific NorthWest LNG to design, build, own and operate the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (PRGT) - a 900 km pipeline that would deliver natural gas from the Fort St. John area of B.C. to Port Edward, near Price Rupert, BC. TransCanada is evaluating alternatives for the PRGT project in light of the cancellation of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. 

  • B.C. Environmental Assessment Status: Approved – Environmental Assessment Certificate Issued
  • Associated LNG Facility: Previously associated with Pacific NorthWest LNG. TransCanada is now evaluating alternatives for the PRGT project.
  • Approximate Length: 900 km
  • Gas Supply Region: Near Fort St. John, B.C.

FortisBC is proposing to construct and operate a natural gas pipeline loop off its existing transmission pipeline. The loop would service the proposed Woodfibre LNG facility, running from north of the Coquitlam Watershed in Metro Vancouver to Squamish, B.C.

  • Project Partners: FortisBC
  • B.C. Environmental Assessment Status: Approved – Environmental Assessment Certificate Issued
  • Associated LNG Facility: Woodfibre LNG
  • Approximate Length: 52 km
  • Gas Supply Region: Coquitlam, B.C.