Pacific Northern Gas (PNG) is proposing to conduct infrastructure upgrades to repair and replace sections along an 80-kilometre segment of the eight-inch (219.1 mm) diameter Western Transmission gas line between the Salvus maintenance yard and the Galloway pressure regulating station.
For more than 50 years, the Western Transmission gas line has safely and reliably supplied thousands of PNG’s residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the Prince Rupert and Port Edward area. We regularly inspect and maintain the line, but some sections are nearing the end of their useful operating life. It is now time for an upgrade project to ensure the line’s continued high standard of operation.
The Salvus to Galloway segment of the Western Transmission gas line runs through a remote mountainous region of Highway 16 West and south of Work Channel, starting at Salvus approximately 50km southwest of Terrace, up to Galloway Rapids approximately 9km southeast of Prince Rupert.
All work is expected to take place within PNG’s existing pipeline corridor, referred to as a right-of-way, and nearby permitted temporary workspace.
On October 9, 2020, PNG submitted an application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) seeking approval for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the Salvus to Galloway Gas Line Upgrade Project. The project has an estimated capital cost of approximately $80 million to be incurred over a three-year period, between 2021 and 2023.
A BCUC decision on the application is anticipated in spring 2021, following which construction would begin in the summer of 2021 and continue in phases each summer completing in fall 2023. PNG has engaged with Indigenous communities, stakeholders and the public in advance of the BCUC application submission and will continue engagement throughout all project phases.
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, where possible.
To register your business, please complete the following form here.
PNG is committed to engaging early and continuously sharing information throughout the project. In August, we held two virtual information sessions providing the community with the opportunity to hear directly from the project team and ask any questions.
Although the sessions have passed, you are welcome to download the presentation and direct any questions you may have to the project team at the email or toll free number listed below.