• TransCanada submitted a Preliminary Information Package (PIP) to the National Energy Board (NEB) for construction and operation of the Groundbirch Pipeline. This pipeline, up to 42 inches in diameter, would serve the developing Montney tight gas play in northeast British Columbia and would be an extension of TransCanada's Alberta system. TransCanada plans to file an application with the NEB in the first quarter of 2009. A binding open season was recently completed, allowing producers from northeastern British Columbia to express interest in firm transportation. The pipeline would be about 77 km in length transporting up to one bcfpd of natural gas by 2012. The in-service date is late 2010.
  • Kitimat LNG, which is developing a liquefied natural gas export plant in British Columbia, announced that it has received interest for a stake in the company. This announcement follows an invitation for expressions of interest which Kitimat LNG submitted in November. The proposed plant will have two LNG storage tanks with capacities of 210,000 cubic metres, with potential future expansion to three tanks. Kitimat LNG plans to begin exporting gas produced in Western Canada by 2013.