The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved Westcoast Energy's (Spectra Energy Transmission's) $95 million South Peace Pipeline project in northeastern British Columbia. The pipeline will move 221 mmcf of natural gas per day and is expected to be onstream in the third quarter of 2009. The project will allow Westcoast to provide raw sour natural gas transmission and treatment to producers with reserves in the Noel area south of the company's McMahon plant in Taylor, British Columbia. The project will enable transport from currently unconnected and future gas reserves to the McMahon plant for processing where it can be distributed to markets in Alberta, British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S.