PNG Receives BCUC Approval for the Salvus to Galloway Maintenance Project

Salvus to Galloway work needed to maintain PNG’s high safety and reliability standards

Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (PNG) announced that the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved its application for the Salvus to Galloway Maintenance Project on its Western Transmission Gas Line and has issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. The Project is scheduled to occur over a three-year period, between 2021 and 2023.

“This decision from the BCUC now enables us to move forward and begin critical repair and replacement work along an 80-kilometre segment of the Western Transmission Gas Line between the Salvus maintenance yard and the Galloway pressure regulating station,” said Dean Rawson, Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Pacific Northern Gas. “The work is required at this time to ensure PNG can continue to provide safe and reliable natural gas service to its customers in the Prince Rupert and Port Edward areas.”

All repair and replacement work is expected to take place within PNG’s existing pipeline corridor, referred to as a right-of-way, and nearby permitted temporary workspace. Following the work, all sites will be restored.

PNG’s top priority for projects and day-to-day operations is the safety of employees, contractors and the public, and for the environment. All work will adhere to safety requirements and federal and provincial environmental guidelines, as well as PNG’s environmental management and archaeological mitigation plans.

Work will be completed under the guidance of trained environmental specialists, archeologists and Indigenous environmental monitors to minimize impacts to fish and wildlife, the habitat, cultural values and environmentally sensitive and protected areas.

“As we begin project work, PNG is committed to providing project-related employment and business opportunities for local and Indigenous businesses in the vicinity of the project and within PNG’s service territory,” said Rawson. “The project is expected to create approximately 250 direct and indirect jobs in the region.”

PNG began project communications with Indigenous communities, local governments and the public in summer 2020. Public information and engagement will continue through all project phases.

To learn more about the project or register as a supplier or contractor, visit png.ca/projects/S2Ggasline.