World News – CA – Ottawa Approves $ 2 3B Expansion of Alberta’s Natural Gas Transmission System


The federal government approved a $ 2 billion expansion of a natural gas collection and transmission network in Alberta

In a statement released Tuesday morning, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan said the expansion of NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) would create thousands of jobs and contribute an estimated $ 1.2 billion to the Alberta economy

He said the decision to approve the expansion with 35 conditions was based on facts, science, concerns about potentially affected indigenous communities and wildlife considerations

« We want good projects to happen, moving our natural resources to new markets and creating good jobs, » O’Regan said in the statement. « This means fulfilling our duty to meaningfully consult with potentially affected Indigenous communities and address risks to the environment and species at risk, in particular »

The NGTL System transports natural gas produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to markets in Canada and the United States, and extends throughout Alberta and northeastern Colombia. British

Approved expansion will add 344 kilometers of new pipeline to existing 24,568 kilometer network The new pipeline will run from west of Red Deer to near Grande Prairie, Alta.

Natural Resources Canada said the expansion will help facilitate Canada’s planned phase-out of coal-fired electricity by 2030

O’Regan said federal expansion terms include measures to help mitigate project construction disruption to local caribou habitat

Under this condition, NGTL and its owner TC Energy must restore 3,840 hectares of caribou habitat, which Natural Resources Canada estimates is 30 times the size of the habitat affected by the project

An indigenous working group is also to be established under conditions to assist with restoration planning and monitoring for the protection of the Little Smoky Caribou range

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News from the world – CA – Ottawa approves $ 2 3B expansion of the natural gas transmission network in Alberta


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