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Ready for winter! Alberta, B.C. West Path Delivery Program complete

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West Path Delivery In Service

This winter, more homes can be heated, and more power will be available to public buildings and industry with additional natural gas following completion of the West Path Delivery 2023 Projects. From mid-October to November 1, 70 km of new pipeline went into service; 38 km for NGTL in southern Alberta and 32 km on the Foothills System in southeastern B.C., with all sections completed safely and on, or ahead of, schedule.

The in-service of these projects concludes the entire West Path Delivery Program, adding almost 0.3 bcf/day throughput capacity of Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) natural gas to downstream markets.

View NGTL and Foothills systems on our Operations Map.

How West Path Delivery 2023 projects contributed – and continue to support – local communities

  • Approximately $350 million in combined provincial GDP for Alberta and B.C. during project construction
  • More than 1,700 people employed during peak construction
  • Approximately $7.3 million through employment of Indigenous peoples and $105.8 million in contracts with Indigenous affiliated businesses during construction
  • Over $555 thousand in local community investment
  • $787 thousand anticipated in annual property taxes to support public services

Protecting the environment

TC Energy project planning and development includes environmental considerations. As part of the West Path Program’s Environmental Protection Plans, data was collected on environmental elements such as soils and terrain, wildlife and wildlife habitat, vegetation and wetlands, fish and fish habitat, water and water quality, heritage resources, air emissions and acoustic environment.

This data helped identify environmental protection measures to be implemented with the goal of ensuring environmentally responsible construction and returning disturbed areas to equivalent land capability.

What's next?

Later this year, the Groundbirch Mainline Loop – Saturn section is anticipated to be complete and go into service, while energy transition projects, including the Alberta Carbon Grid, continue development.