Pacific Trail Pipelines
Chevron | *Apache withdrew from Kitimat LNG in July 2014, Woodside Petroleum joined in December 2014*
The Pacific Trail Pipelines is a 36” diameter pipeline proposed to transport 1.4 billion cubic feet per day of gas from Summit Lake near Prince George to the Kitimat LNG facility. It received environmental assessment approval in 2008. The proposal has not secured overseas buyers or reached a final investment decision. Clearing of the pipeline corridor is in progress.
The Pacific Trail Pipelines is most notable for having signed a limited partnership agreement. The revised agreement, with a total of 15 First Nations signatories, was announced in February 2013. Not all of the First Nations who have signed the agreement speak in favour of LNG development today, and not all of the 15 First Nations are along the proposed pipeline route.
In the summer of 2014, 50/50 partner Apache pulled out of the Kitimat LNG, highlighting the uncertainty of global gas markets. In December 2014, Woodside Petroleum purchased Apache's stake, indicating some stability for the project.
Summit Lake near Prince George to Kitimat via the Morice River
There are currently no events or public comment periods for this proposal.
Connect to the Pacific Trail Pipelines website.
Find out more about the environmental assessment for the Pacific Trail Pipelines.
Download the Pacific Trail Pipelines project description (1.1 MB).
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