TransCanada Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), has signed agreements with Chevron Canada Limited (CVX) and an Apache Canada Ltd. wholly-owned and controlled partnership (APA) for approximately 1.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of firm natural gas transportation services to underpin the development of a major extension of TransCanada's NGTL System.
The proposed Merrick Mainline Pipeline Project will be a significant new link in British Columbia's emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) export market. The pipeline will transport natural gas sourced through the NGTL System to the inlet of CVX/APA's proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline (PTP) that will terminate at the Kitimat LNG Terminal at Bish Cove near Kitimat, B.C. The proposed project will be an extension from the existing Groundbirch Mainline section of the NGTL System beginning near Dawson Creek, B.C. to its end point near the community of Summit Lake, B.C. The $1.9 billion project will consist of approximately 260 kilometres (161 miles) of 48-inch diameter pipe.