Steelhead Natural Gas Pipelines Ltd. is proposing to develop a natural gas pipeline connecting Canadian natural gas from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to Vancouver Island, benefitting local communities, British Columbians and Canadians.

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Proposed Corridor

Steelhead Natural Gas Pipelines is conducting early technical and environmental studies to assess a proposed corridor that would commence in the vicinity of Chetwynd in northeastern British Columbia and terminate at the Kwispaa LNG facility, located on Huu-ay-aht First Nations’-owned land on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The proposed pipeline corridor would parallel existing multi-utility corridors, where possible, before branching off within the vicinity of Williams Lake through the Coastal Mountain range to the west coast of the mainland. The pipeline would then transit under the Salish Sea via a new subsea crossing to the east coast of Vancouver Island before traversing Vancouver Island via a land route to the Kwispaa LNG site.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1543274977437{padding-right: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Why do we need a new natural gas pipeline?

Western Canada has an abundance of natural gas. Over the last decade, global demand for natural gas through LNG has steadily increased in Asia, particularly because natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and can replace other energy forms, such as coal-fired electricity. As a result, natural gas is considered an ideal transition fuel to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

The natural gas pipeline project will connect Western Canada’s plentiful natural gas resources to Vancouver Island, providing natural gas producers access to international markets at fair prices, while generating economic benefits for British Columbia and Canada, helping to provide substantial investments in health, education, and other public programs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1543274960914{padding-right: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Early Engagement with Indigenous Groups and Local Communities

Our team is committed to engaging early and meaningfully with potentially affected Indigenous groups, land owners, stakeholders and communities to understand what is important to them. This is the beginning of the process to study and assess the project, which will include many opportunities for participation. We would like to work collaboratively with potentially affected Indigenous groups, land owners and communities to be responsive, adaptive and respectful.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1543274987272{padding-right: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

What are the next steps for the pipeline project?

Our team is currently engaging Indigenous groups and communities to seek feedback on routing considerations before selecting a preferred route corridor. We anticipate selecting a preferred route corridor and entering the British Columbia Environmental Assessment process in the first quarter of 2019.

We expect that the project will be subject to an Environmental Assessment Certificate under the BC Environmental Assessment Act and will be regulated by the BC Oil and Gas Commission. We plan to initiate important environmental studies along the pipeline corridor in 2019 in support of the Environmental Assessment and permitting applications.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Project updates

  • June 4, 2018: Steelhead LNG appoints Corey Goulet as Vice President, Pipeline [Read more]
  • March 14, 2018: Western Canadian energy executive Randy Jespersen joins Steelhead LNG as Executive Chairman, Pipeline [Read more]


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