• TransCanada has received commitments for firm gas transportation contracts from shippers on the pipeline from the Montney Groundbirch area of north-eastern British Columbia. Volumes are expected to reach 1.1 bcfpd by 2014. The proposed $250 million pipeline is expected to begin service in the fourth quarter of 2010, subject to regulatory approvals. The 77 km pipeline will run from the Montney Groundbirch area of north-eastern British Columbia and tie-in to TransCanada's Alberta systems.
  • Canada Energy announced its first drilling on the Moosebar Shale horizontal well on its Peace River Project in northeast British Columbia. Canada Energy has 50,000 acres (approximately 78 sections) in the Moosebar Shale formation Peace River project. There was unstimulated natural gas flow from the Moosebar Shale formation at the site of the drilling, while a deeper coalbed methane well was being drilled.