​TransCanada to move forward with $655 million NGTL system expansion

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Increased transportation needs for natural gas from the Montney, Duvernay and Deep Basin will be served by a NOVA Gas system expansion that has been approved by owner TransCanada Corporation, the company says.

NOVA will move forward with an expansion of its NGTL System, the Saddle West Project, which will increase total natural gas transportation capacity on the northwest portion of the system by approximately 355 million cubic feet per day MMcf/d.

The project is underpinned by incremental firm service contracts and is expected to be in service in 2019, TransCanada says.

The Saddle West Expansion Project will include 29 kilometres of 36-inch pipeline looping of existing mainlines, the addition of five compressor units at existing station sites and new metering facilities.

An application to construct and operate the project will be filed with the National Energy Board in the third quarter of 2017, and subject to regulatory approvals, construction is expected to start in 2018.

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