NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, an affiliate of TC Energy, has proposed to construct, own, and operate the North Corridor Expansion Project (Project). This pipeline expansion project in northwestern Alberta is required to expand pipeline capacity for the transportation of natural gas from the Peace River Project Area to growing markets located in northeastern Alberta.
The North Central Corridor (NCC) Loop -(North Star Section 2-) is a 48-inch, 24 kilometre (km) pipeline located approximately 20 km north of Manning, Alberta in Northern Lights County.
The NCC Loop -(Red Earth Section 3) is a 48-inch, 32 km pipeline located approximately 45 km north of Red Earth Creek, Alberta in Northern Lights County and the MD of Opportunity.
The Northwest Mainline (NWML) Loop No. 2 (Bear Canyon North Extension Section) is a 36-inch, 25 km pipeline located 50 km southwest of Worsley, Alberta in Clear Hills County.
NGTL is also proposing to construct a 30-megawatt unit addition at the existing Hidden Lake North Compressor Station, approximately 100 km north of Worsley, Alberta in Clear Hills County.
NGTL filed an application with the National Energy Board (NEB), predecessor to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), for the Project on April 4, 2019. Since then the CER found the Project’s application to be complete and a public written hearing was held on the Project, which closed on June 11, 2020. NGTL is currently awaiting the CER’s Report on the Project.
This Project is part of TC Energy’s $1.5 billion expansion to the NGTL System to connect Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin supply to incremental market demand. Read more.
As the Project has progressed, new information has become available and details have changed from the time the application was filed. NGTL regularly reviews system capacity requirements and contractual underpinning for proposed projects and has concluded that all proposed expansion projects continue to be required to meet system requirements.
However, at this time NGTL expects the in-service date for the Project to be deferred by one year to align with revised system requirements. We will continue to post updates from time to time, and welcome feedback or questions that can be submitted through the contact information below.
Began Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement
Commenced survey and field studies
Filed a Project Description with the National Energy Board (NEB), predecessor to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER)
Filed a Section 52 application with NEB
CER written public hearing closed
Approval from the Governor in Council
Commence pipeline construction activities
Anticipate construction to be complete and project components placed into service
The proposed Project will offer short-term and long-term economic benefits and help strengthen the economy on a local, provincial and national level.
Employment opportunities – Construction will require the services of equipment operators, welders, mechanics, truck drivers, labourers and more.
Business opportunities – Pipeline construction will create demand for local goods and services including food and accommodation, hardware, industrial parts, automotive parts and servicing, fuel and more.
Annual revenue to support local services – Project construction will result in tax payments to municipal, provincial and federal governments. When the Project is operational, annual tax payments will help support schools and hospitals, emergency services, recreation facilities, recycling programs and other local programs vital to sustaining communities.
Investment in local communities – Through our engagement with people in the areas we work, we will identify areas where we can help build stronger, safer and more vibrant communities through local partnerships and initiatives.
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The proposed North Corridor Expansion project in northwestern Alberta is required to expand pipeline capacity for the transportation of natural gas from the Peace River Project Area (PRPA) to growing markets located in northeastern Alberta.
The North Corridor Expansion Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).
NGTL filed a Project Description with the NEB on January 8, 2019. This Project description can be viewed on the CER's website here.
NGTL filed a Section 52 application with the NEB on April 4, 2019 for approval to build, own and operate the project. That application can be viewed on the CER's website here.
Copies of the Project Application in English can be found at the following locations:
Worsley & District LibraryWorsley Central School216 Alberta AvenueWorsley, AB T0H 3W0Hours:Tues, Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun: Closed
Manning Municipal Library407 Main StreetManning, AB T0H 2M0Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.Sat: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun: Closed
Red Earth Creek Public LibraryRed Earth Creek School115 Sandy LaneRed Earth Creek, ABT0G 1X0Hours:Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Sat-Sun: Closed
TC Energy is committed to notifying affected landowners, towns, communities and local, state and federal governments and agencies involved in the project. If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to us via the contact information below.
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