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Coastal GasLink

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Overview 

Spanning approximately 670 kilometres (416 miles), the Coastal GasLink pipeline project will safely deliver natural gas across northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink will deliver natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to a facility near Kitimat, where LNG Canada will prepare it for export to global markets by converting the gas to a liquefied state – also known as liquefied natural gas (LNG). Coastal GasLink will not be producing or exporting natural gas or LNG; our role is to ensure the safe transportation of natural gas.

The approved Coastal GasLink route was determined by considering Indigenous, landowner and stakeholder input, the environment, archaeological and cultural values, land use compatibility, safety, constructability and economics.

Coastal GasLink will meet strict environmental and safety standards, while helping to meet the growing demand for cleaner energy.

Coastal GasLink is currently under construction and delivering significant benefits to communities across the province. Learn more at CoastalGasLink.com.

 

Highlights

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High-quality jobs

 

2,000 - 2,500

high-quality jobs during construction

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Employment and contracting

 

$1 billion

in employment and contracting opportunities for local and Indigenous communities

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Property taxes

 

$21 million

in annual property tax benefits


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Local and regional spend

 

$42 million

is forecast to be spent annually, mainly in B.C., once in operation

Building a skilled legacy

To date, Coastal GasLink has spent $60 million locally in northern B.C., including $3 million on community investment initiatives, education and training initiatives. During construction and operation, the benefits to B.C. will grow significantly. We’ve invested in a variety of training programs to support Indigenous and local trainees and students such as the Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Program and Education Legacy programs. 

Collaborative approach

Since the project was announced in 2012, we’ve held more than 26,000 engagements with Indigenous groups to listen to their views, gather feedback and plan our route. Our collaborative approach with northern B.C. Indigenous communities has resulted in 20 signed project agreements with the First Nations communities along the route. These agreements reflect that many First Nations support responsible development and growth that translates into real opportunities. Approximately $825 million in contracts have already been awarded to Indigenous and local businesses to date for the project’s right-of-way clearing, medical, security and camp management needs to date.

Learn more about our approach to Indigenous relations.

Strengthening communities

Not only will construction create thousands of high-quality jobs, it will also create demand for things like construction and maintenance equipment, food services, accommodation and more. We’re expecting construction to cost over $6.6 billion, with at least 32 per cent of that spend taking place in B.C. Once the pipeline is in operation, an additional $42 million is forecast to be spent each year, mainly in B.C.

An estimated $21 million in annual property tax benefits will support community services such as fire protection, policing, schools, hospital districts and waste management.

Project timeline

 

2012

TC Energy is selected by LNG Canada to design, build, own and operate Coastal GasLink. We begin our ongoing engagement process, followed by environmental and engineering studies along the proposed route.

2014

Coastal GasLink files the Environmental Assessment Application with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. A detailed project design application is also filed with the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. The project’s conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate is awarded October 24, 2014.

2015

Field work continues, along with development of plans and strategies to fulfill regulatory conditions. 

2016

Field work continues so the Coastal GasLink team can gather further details about the approved route and the South of Houston alternate route

2018

May: Coastal GasLink given approval for the South of Houston Alternate Route by the Environmental Assessment Office.

June: TC Energy conditionally selects Coastal GasLink prime construction contractors. Learn more at CoastalGasLink.com.

July: TC Energy conditionally awards $620 million in contract work to B.C. First Nations in July 2018. Learn more at CoastalGasLink.com.

2019

May: OGC issues amendment to Pipeline Permit for proposed alternate routing

July: Preliminary construction underway: clearing, access roads, site preparation for laydown areas and establishment of workforce accommodation sites

2020 - 2021

Pipeline mainline construction; establish additional workforce accommodation sites

2023

Anticipated in-service

Documents and maps

The Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project will bring jobs and development to northern B.C. while helping find new international markets for clean-burning, Canadian natural gas.

Find FAQs, videos and more at: CoastalGasLink.com.

When it comes to planning the route of any pipeline, everything from environmental factors, community feedback and constructability is taken into consideration. More than 362,000 hours of field work went into planning the Coastal GasLink. Explore the pipeline below.

Regulatory contact

The Coastal GasLink Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission (BCOGC).

BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC)
Fort St. John, BC 1-250-794-5200
Victoria, BC 1-250-419-4400
Toll-free 1-800-663-7867

Ways to reach us

We’re here to answer your questions. For general questions you can contact us by email, but for a quicker response, please call us directly.

Coastal Gaslink (TC Energy)

Coastal GasLink
630 Granville St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V79 1G5

1-855-633-2011
        Toll-Free (North America)

 Other ways to stay connected:
CoastalGasLink.com

Emergency Response
Our commitment to the safety of our people, pipelines and facilities is unwavering. In case of an emergency, please call the appropriate 24-hour toll-free hotline:
Canada: 1-888-982-7222

Landowner Helpline
A key component in maintaining the integrity of our facilities is input from all stakeholders: Indigenous communities, landowners and governments. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.

Head Office
450 – 1 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

1-866-372-1601

Media Relations
TC Energy welcomes enquiries from media. Please direct questions to:
1-800-608-7859 Toll-free (North America)

Investor Relations
We welcome inquiries from analysts, shareholders and prospective shareholders at:
1-800-361-6522 Toll-free (North America)