North Corridor Expansion Project

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) is applying to the National Energy Board under section 52 of the National Energy Board Act for approval to construct and operate the North Corridor Expansion Project (the Project) in Alberta.  The Project consists of three natural gas pipelines: two sections of 1,219 mm (nominal pipe size 48 inch), including the 24 km long North Star Section 2 and the 32 km long Red Earth Section 3, and a third section of 1,219 mm (nominal pipe size 36 inch) which is 25 km long and called the Bear Canyon North Extension on the Northwest Mainline Loop No.2.  The Project also includes a unit addition at Hidden Lake North Compressor Station and launcher and receiver facilities for cleaning and in-line inspection. Temporary infrastructure required for construction could include temporary access roads, borrow pits/dugouts, slurry pits, stockpile sites, laydown yards, contractor yards and construction camps. The Project will cross 6 watercourses located in the Peace River Basin; named watercourses include the Notikewin River, Loon River, Hunt Creek, and Bear Canyon Creek. NGTL is proposing to commence construction at the compressor station in November 2019 and commence all three pipeline sections from September 2021 to April 2022.

Latest update

May 27, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity GC-131 PDF (369 KB) May 7, 2021
1 Hearing Order GH-002-2019 PDF (936 KB) August 26, 2019

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Process Advisor
Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone: 403-292-4800 or 1-800-899-1265

  • Location

    • Bear Canyon (Alberta)
    • Chin Inn Open Camp (Alberta)
    • Highway 741 (Alberta)
    • Highway 88 (Alberta)
    • Peerless Lake (Alberta)
    • Range Road 131A (Alberta)
    • Township Road 940 (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Canada Energy Regulator
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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