Current large-scale natural gas projects
To serve our growing numbers of residential and commercial natural gas customers, we continually invest in our system to add capacity and increase the functionality and reliability of our services.
Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project
The proposed Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project project would expand the existing natural gas pipeline that runs between Coquitlam and Woodfibre, near Squamish.
If the project moves forward, we’ll be adding about 47 km of new pipe, beginning north of the Coquitlam watershed and ending at the Woodfibre industrial site, where our customer Woodfibre LNG is proposing to build a modestly-sized liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility.
Tilbury LNG Facility Expansion
We’re planning to upgrade our Tilbury LNG storage facility in Delta, BC, to meet the growing demand for LNG as a lower-carbon fuel for in marine shipping and for use overseas.
Phase 1 includes additional liquefaction equipment and a gas line upgrade. A power line is also being considered. The proposed Phase 2 expansion project would include a new tank that could triple the site’s storage capacity and expanded liquefaction capacity. A separate company is proposing a jetty that would make it easier for marine and international customers to access LNG from Tilbury.
Inland Gas Upgrades
We’re planning to upgrade 29 sections of our existing natural gas lines located in the Northern, Thompson-Okanagan, Cariboo and Kootenay regions of BC. These upgrades will allow us to use modern inspection methods to monitor the line.
These Inland Gas Upgrades, combined with our ongoing inspection and maintenance activities, will make sure these lines continue to provide safe, reliable service for many years to come.
Pattullo Gas Line Replacement project
We’re proposing to build a new natural gas line in Burnaby to replace an existing gas line on the Pattullo Bridge.
The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is in the process of replacing the Pattullo Bridge. The replacement gas line will need to be complete before the bridge is decommissioned so we can continue to deliver energy every day to more than 35,000 homes and businesses in Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam.
We filed an application with our regulator, the British Columbia Utilities Commission, on August 31, 2020. Updates to this application will be filed in the fall as our planning and engagement work progresses. If approved, construction on the Pattullo Gas Line Replacement will take place in 2022.
Natural gas: Long Term Resource Plan
Electricity: Long Term Electric Resource Plan