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Hearings on NGTL modification project this week

Don Horne   


Public hearings on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) application to modify the North Montney mainline Project begin today.

The National Energy Board (NEB) hearings will take place over a two-week period and will include oral cross-examination and final arguments. The NEB will also hear oral traditional evidence from Indigenous participants.

Date: Monday, Jan. 22 – Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Time: 8:30 am (MST);
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 am (MST)
Location: Calgary, Alta.
Venue: NEB’s Hearing Room

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 30 – Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 am (MST)
Location: Dawson Creek, B.C.
Venue: Stonebridge Hotel


In its application, NGTL is requesting changes to the North Montney Mainline Certificate to allow the gas to flow east, and to proceed with certain components of the Project independently of any final investment decision related to liquefied natural gas exports from the west coast of British Columbia. The changes would also include construction of eight additional meter stations, as well as make minor modifications to project plans.

During the hearings, the NEB will consider the views of 37 participants – including industry, government and Indigenous peoples – on a range of issues such as the impacts of the proposed changes on the environment, the need and economic viability of the project and Indigenous interests.

Those unable to attend the hearings in person can access both a live audio feed and a daily transcript at

Quick Facts

• The North Montney Mainline Project is a proposal to build and operate 301 kilometres of natural gas pipeline and related facilities connecting NGTL’s Groundbirch Mainline to the North Montney gas fields in northeastern British Columbia.

• The NEB recommended that the Federal government approve the project on April 15, 2015. The Federal government approved the project on 10 June 2015 and directed the National Energy Board to issue a Certificate.



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