TransCanada plans to spend $2 billion for Nova pipeline expansion – Daily Commercial News

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2017207 Views

Jun 15, 2017

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. says it plans to invest $2 billion to expand its Nova natural gas pipeline system, as it looks to transport more of the fuel from prolific western Canadian fields.

The Calgary-based company says the proposed expansion is a response to demand from producers operating in the Montney, Duvernay and Deep Basin formations which straddle or are near the B.C.-Alberta boundary. It said many producers are looking to ship to markets in the Pacific Northwest, California and Nevada.

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology have made the region one of the most productive natural gas plays in Canada, but industry players have complained of insufficient pipeline space.

TransCanada says it will engage landowners, communities and indigenous groups near areas where it proposes to build additional pipeline capacity, compressor stations and other facilities.

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