2017 NGTL System Expansion Project

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  • On 9 March 2016, NGTL filed its reply argument [Filing A75871]. The record is now closed. The Board will consider all relevant evidence on the record before making a recommendation and decisions.
  • On 6 January 2016, the Board announced the updated timetable of events for the hearing [Filing A74990].
  • On 10 December 2015 the Board released an errata to the possible conditions on the Project. All of the conditions can be found at [Filing A74623].

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) filed its regulatory application for the 2017 NGTL System Expansion Project (Project) on 31 March 2015. NGTL proposes to construct and operate new gas pipeline facilities in northern Alberta as part of its existing NGTL System. The expansion would include five new and separate pipeline section loops, totaling 230 kilometres, and the addition of two compression facilities. Approximately 90% of the project would parallel existing linear disturbances, such as pipelines and roads. The new facilities would consist of:

  • Northwest Mainline Loop - Boundary Lake Section (approx. 91 km)
  • Northwest Mainline Loop - Bear Canyon Section (approx. 27 km)
  • Grande Prairie Mainline Loop No. 2 - McLeod River Section (approx. 36 km)
  • Liege Lateral Loop No. 2 - Pelican Lake Section (approx. 56 km)
  • Kettle River Lateral Loop - Christina River Section (approx. 20 km)
  • Alces River Compressor Station Unit Addition
  • Otter lake Compressor Station Unit Addition

Project Map

2017 Nova Gas Transmission Expansion Project Map

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  • On 9 March 2016, NGTL filed its reply argument [Filing A75871]. The record is now closed. The Board will consider all relevant evidence on the record before making a recommendation and decisions.
  • On 6 January 2016, the Board announced the updated timetable of events for the hearing [Filing A74990].
  • On 10 December 2015 the Board released an errata to the possible conditions on the Project. All of the conditions can be found at [Filing A74623].

Applying to Participate

The Application to Participate (ATP) process was held from 18 June to 9 July 2015. The process is now closed.

The Board will decide if late applications will be accepted and whether you will be allowed to participate. Please contact the Process Advisor to discuss the filing process for a late application to participate.

Process Advisor - Support to Hearing Participants

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Email is not a valid method of filing regulatory documents with the NEB. Comments received by email will not be considered. You must apply to participate.

The Process Advisor’s role is to support the public (e.g., landowners, concerned citizens, environmental non-governmental organizations) and the Aboriginal groups that are participating in public hearings. For more information, please contact Katie Emond by calling 1-800-899-1265 (toll free) or by sending an email to NGTL_Expansion@neb-one.gc.ca.

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Information sessions

The NEB offers a series of Information Sessions to those who have an interest in learning more about the Board and its processes.

Topics:

  • NEB 101: A summary about the Board, its mandate and the hearing process, including an overview of the Application to Participate process and the Participant Funding Program.
  • Application to Participate: Information about who may participate in the Board’s hearing, methods of participation the roles and responsibilities of participants and a step-by-step tutorial about the application form.

Sessions will be held upon request.  For more information, please contact Katie Emond by calling 1-800-899-1265 (toll free) or by sending an email to NGTL_Expansion@neb-one.gc.ca.

Participant Funding Program

Refer to the Participant Funding Program page for information on deadlines, eligibility, how to apply for funding and how to submit claims.

List of Issues

The Board has identified, but is not obliged to limit itself to, the following issues for consideration in the hearing with respect to the construction and operation of the proposed 2017 NGTL System Expansion Project (Project):

  1. The need for the Project.
  2. The economic feasibility of the Project.
  3. The potential commercial impacts of the Project.
  4. The implications of the requested relief under Part IV of the National Energy Board Act, including the distribution of long-term potential tolling and financial risks associated with the Project.
  5. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the Project, including those to be considered under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
  6. The appropriateness of the general route and land requirements for the Project.
  7. Potential impacts of the Project on Aboriginal interests.
  8. Potential impacts of the Project on landowners and land use.
  9. The engineering design and integrity of the Project.
  10. Contingency planning for spills, accidents or malfunctions, during construction and operation of the Project.
  11. Safety and security during construction and operation of the Project, including emergency response planning and third-party damage prevention.
  12. The terms and conditions to be included in any recommendation or approval the Board may issue for the Project.

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Contact Information

For questions about the NEB’s hearing process, please contact:

Katie Emond
Process Advisor

National Energy Board
E-mail: NGTL_Expansion@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

For questions about our Participant Funding Program, please contact:

Participant Funding Coordinator
National Energy Board
E-mail: PFP.PAFP@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

For media inquiries, please contact:

Media inquiries
E-mail: media@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

If you have questions about the Project, including whether the proposed facilities could cross your property, please contact NGTL or TransCanada PipeLines Ltd at 1-855-458-6713 or ngtl_2017@TransCanada.com, or visit their website: