North Corridor Expansion Project takes another step towards construction

NORTHERN SUNRISE COUNTY — NOVA Gas Transmission has received a notice of hearing from the National Energy Board regarding their North Corridor Expansion Project.

The Project, which is a proposed expansion of the North Corridor pipeline, would allow the transportation of gas from the Peace River area to growing intra-basin markets located in the North of Bens Area. The Project would consist of approximately eighty-one kilometers of pipeline, in three sections, with one compressor station unit addition.

NOVA Gas Transmission, a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada, originally filed their project application with the NEB back on April 8th. The energy company would then receive the letter of hearing on May 31st, in which the National Energy Board would write that they are still assessing the project application for completeness. They add that if the application is found to be complete, the Board will then hold a public hearing.

Included in the letter, the National Energy Board would include the preliminary list of issues that will be discussed should the project application move to a public hearing. These issues include the economic feasibility of the project, potential commercial impacts, as well as the potential impacts of the project on Indigenous interests.

The Board notes that the NEB or the NEB’s successor, the Canadian Energy Regulator would, if the project is approved, be the federal regulator for this project. Should the Board become the Canadian Energy Regulator, then the Application would still be considered under the National Energy Board Act.

–Alex Rodgerson, Trending 55 News