Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline

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Prince Rupert Gas Transmission is a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to Hudson's Hope, British Columbia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Progress Energy[2]
  • Proposed capacity: 2000 Million cubic feet per day
  • Length: 559 miles / 900 km[2]
  • Cost: US$4.4 billion[2]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2021


The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission is a proposed pipeline project that would measure 559 miles and deliver natural gas from a point near Hudson’s Hope to the Pacific Northwest LNG Facility near Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada. However, in July 2017, Pacific Northwest LNG, an affiliate of Petronas, decided not to construct their planned LNG terminal in Lelu Island, British Columbia. The project cancellation has caused TransCanada to review its options.[3]

Additionally, despite receiving provincial approval for the project, a judge ruled that the project proposal would have to re-approved by not only by provincial regulators, but federal ones as well since the pipeline would transport gas for export.[4]

Although the project was thought to be cancelled in mid-2017 when Petronas pulled out, as of February 2019 the project is being revived. Transcanada representatives report that they are in discussions with stakeholders and actively searching for new partners.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. Prince Rupert Gas Transmission, Prince Rupert Gas website, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Asset Data, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 27, 2020
  3. Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, TransCanada, accessed January, 2018
  4. TransCanada's Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Faces Another Hurdle, Energetic City, July 20, 2017
  5. Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners BC Local News, February 15, 2019

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