Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – Sunset Clauses Extension Request

Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – Sunset Clauses Extension Request

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What's New

  • 8 July 2016 - Letter to Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc. (Northern Gateway) and Aboriginal Equity Partners suspending the NEB review of sunset clause extension request [Filing A78482]
  • 25 May 2016 - Letter to Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc. and Aboriginal Equity Partners [Filing A77137]
  • 6 May 2016 - Request from Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc. and Aboriginal Equity Partners to extend the sunset clause [Folder 2955233]

Application Information

On 6 May 2016, Northern Gateway, along with the Aboriginal Equity Partners, filed a request with the National Energy Board (NEB) to extend the sunset clause for the two pipelines of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.

The sunset clause is Condition #2 in the NEB Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificates) OC-060 and OC-061 that establishes a time limit by which construction must begin. The existing sunset clause for each pipeline currently says:

  • Unless the NEB otherwise directs prior to 31 December 2016, the certificate will expire on 31 December 2016 unless construction of the pipeline or the Kitimat Terminal has commenced by that date.

On July 8, 2016 the NEB suspended its review of this request. The NEB has also suspended its review of any filings from Northern Gateway regarding compliance with the 209 conditions attached to the project.

The NEB made these decisions in response to the June 23, 2016 Federal Court of Appeal decision that quashed the Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for the project and sent the matter back to the federal government for redetermination.

Project Background

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is a proposal to build and operate two pipelines and a marine terminal. The pipelines would run 1,178 kilometres between Bruderheim, Alberta and Kitimat, British Columbia, where the marine terminal would be built.

A Joint Review Panel established to examine the project recommended that that the federal government approve the project, subject to 209 required conditions, on 19 December 2013. The federal government approved the project on 17 June 2014.

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project.

Northern Gateway Map

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Regulatory Documents

All documents filed with the NEB will be placed on the Board's document repository which is available to the public.

  • Regulatory Documents for this project [Folder 2982078]

    Reny Chakkalakal
    Process Advisor

    National Energy Board
    E-mail: NGPX.ProcessHelp@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

Joint Review Panel Report

News Releases

Contacts

For process-related inquiries, please contact:

Reny Chakkalakal
Process Advisor

National Energy Board
E-mail: NGPX.ProcessHelp@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:

Sarah Kiley
Communications Officer

National Energy Board
E-mail: sarah.kiley@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-614-6526
Telephone: 403-292-4800
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

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