NEBC Connector

NEBC Connector Project

NorthRiver Midstream Inc. is proposing to construct and operate the NEBC Connector to connect British Columbia’s Montney Resource to downstream markets.

The NEBC Connector consists of two parallel small diameter pipelines (between 8”-12”) and approximately 213 km in length. Of the approximately 213 km, 190 km will be in British Columbia and the remaining 23 km will be in Alberta.

It is anticipated that the pipelines will transport condensate (C5+) and natural gas liquids (NGL) (C3+) from NorthRiver Midstream Inc.’s Highway Liquids Hub, northwest of Wonowon, British Columbia, to the Gordondale area of Alberta.

Contacts

Bag Service 6180, Mile 53 Alaska Highway
Fort St. John, B.C., V1J 4H7
Email: ExternalAffairs@nrm.ca

  • Project Type: Pipeline
  • Products Shipped: Condensate (C5+) and Natural Gas Liquids (C3+)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Length: Approximately 213 km
  • Pipe Size: Small diameter pipe ranging from 8″-12″
  • Estimated Capital Cost: $350 million
  • Expected In Service Date: Q4 2024

Project information

Project Timeline

NorthRiver Midstream began early Indigenous, landowner and stakeholder engagement in Q2 2020. Subject to receipt of all required regulatory approvals,  construction will be complete and the project placed into service in Q4 of 2024.

Q2 2020
Begin early Indigenous and stakeholder (including landowner) engagement
Q3 2020
Commence survey, environmental field studies and community-led traditional land resource use assessments
Q2 2021
Filed Project Notification with the CER
Q3 2021
Complete environmental field studies, including archaeology assessments
Q4 2021
File Project Application with the CER
Q4 2023
Subject to regulatory approvals, construction is anticipated to commence and is expected to occur over a twelve (12) month period.
Q4 2024
Commercial in-service date

Map

*Preliminary route subject to Indigenous, landowner and stakeholder consultation.

NorthRiver strives to engage early and often in an open manner with Indigenous communities, landowners and other interested stakeholders.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact regulatory@nrm.ca or 587-747-6500.

For information about the CER and the hearing process, please click here.

Community Address Contact and Hours of Operations Form of Viewing / Language
Fort St. John, British Columbia 10631 – 100th Street
Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Z5
Phone: 250-787-8150

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Hard copy – English
Taylor, British Columbia 10007-100A Street

Taylor, BC V0C 2K0

Phone: 250-789-3392

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Hard copy and digital copy – English
Dawson Creek, British Columbia 10105 – 12A Street
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3V7
Phone: 250-784-3600

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Hard copy – English
Spirit River, Alberta 4502 – 50th Street
Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0
Phone: 780-864-3998

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
*Closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00pm

Digital copy – English
Grande Prairie, Alberta 101, 9839 -103 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7
Phone: 780-532-3580

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm & Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Hard copy – English
Charlie Lake, BC Mile 53, Alaska Highway
Fort St. John, BC V1J 4H7
Phone: 587-747-6500

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Hard copy – English

Service Request Form

Service Request Forms must be submitted to NorthRiver by January 31, 2022.

Questions on the Open Season for the NEBC Connector can be directed to:

NEBC.Connector@nrm.ca

Notice of Public Hearing OH-001-2022 

Canada Energy Regulator (CER)

NorthRiver Midstream NEBC Connector GP Inc. (NorthRiver)
NEBC Connector Project (Project)

The Project

On 18 November 2021, NorthRiver filed an application (https://apps.cer-rec.gc.ca/REGDOCS/Item/Filing/C16186) with the CER, pursuant to sections 182 and 183 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, for approval to construct and operate the Project (Application). The Project consists of, among other works, the construction and operation of two parallel pipelines, approximately 215 km long and 8-12 inches in diameter, which would transport condensate and natural gas liquids from NorthRiver Midstream Inc.’s Highway Liquids Hub, located northwest of Wonowon, British Columbia, to a riser site in the Gordondale area of Alberta.

Participation in the hearing

The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (Commission) will hold a public hearing for the Project if the Application is found to be sufficiently complete. If so, a Hearing Order would be issued outlining the hearing steps and deadlines, as well as guidance.

There are two manners in which to participate in such a public hearing:

A commenter may share their views with the Commission in a letter of comment. They cannot be asked questions about their letter of comment, nor can they ask questions about NorthRiver’s or intervenors’ written evidence or provide argument.

An intervenor may file written evidence, ask questions about NorthRiver’s and other intervenors’ evidence, and provide argument. An intervenor that files written evidence must answer any questions asked about their evidence.

Intervenors must register to participate in the hearing at www.cer-rec.gc.ca/participate. Registration will be open for two weeks, beginning on 18 January 2022. Registrations must be submitted on or before 1 February 2022. Commenters are not required to register; however, commenters can sign up to be notified by email when commenting opens at the above link.

Participant funding will be made available to facilitate intervenors’ participation in any hearing for the Project. More information on participant funding, including how and when to apply for it, is found on the CER’s website (http://www.cer-rec.gc.ca/pfp).

 

 

Avis d’audience publique OH-001-2022

 Régie de l’énergie du Canada (la « REC »)
NorthRiver Midstream NEBC Connector GP Inc. (« NorthRiver »)
Projet de raccordement dans le nord-est de la Colombie-Britannique (le « projet »)

Le projet

Le 18 novembre 2021, conformément aux articles 182 et 183 de la Loi sur la Régie canadienne de l’énergie, NorthRiver a déposé auprès de la REC une demande (https://apps.cerrec.gc.ca/REGDOCS/Item/Filing/C16186) afin de faire approuver la construction et l’exploitation du projet (la « demande »). Le projet consiste, entre autres travaux, à construire et à exploiter deux pipelines parallèles d’une longueur d’environ 215 km et d’un diamètre de 8 à 12 pouces devant servir au transport de condensats et de liquides de gaz naturel, du carrefour de liquides Highway de NorthRiver Midstream Inc., situé au nord-ouest de Wonowon, en Colombie-Britannique, jusqu’à l’emplacement d’une colonne montante dans la région de Gordondale, en Alberta.

Participation à l’audience

La Commission de la Régie de l’énergie du Canada (la « Commission ») tiendra une audience publique visant le projet si la demande est jugée suffisamment complète. Le cas échéant, une ordonnance d’audience indiquant les étapes et les délais de l’audience ainsi que des directives sera publiée.

Il est possible de participer à une telle audience publique des deux façons suivantes :

  • L’auteur d’une lettre de commentaires peut transmettre une lettre à la Commission pour lui faire connaître son opinion. Aucune question ne peut lui être posée au sujet du contenu de sa lettre, pas plus qu’il ne peut lui-même en poser sur la preuve écrite de NorthRiver et des intervenants ou présenter de plaidoirie.
  • Un intervenant peut présenter une preuve écrite, poser des questions sur la preuve déposée par NorthRiver et d’autres intervenants, et présenter une plaidoirie. L’intervenant qui présente une preuve écrite doit répondre aux questions qui lui sont posées sur celle-ci.

Pour participer à l’audience, les intervenants doivent s’inscrire à l’adresse https://www.cer-rec.gc.ca/fr/demandes-audiences/participer-audience/demande-participation/index.html. Il sera possible de s’inscrire pendant deux semaines, à compter du 18 janvier 2022. Les inscriptions doivent être soumises au plus tard le 1er février 2022. Les auteurs d’une lettre de commentaires ne sont pas tenus de s’inscrire; toutefois, ils peuvent s’inscrire, au moyen du lien ci-dessus, pour être avisés par courriel du début de la période de commentaires.

Une aide financière sera offerte aux participants pour faciliter la participation des intervenants à toute audience visant le projet. On trouvera de plus amples renseignements sur l’aide financière accordée aux participants, y compris sur la façon de présenter une demande et les délais à respecter, sur le site Web de la Régie (https://www.cer-rec.gc.ca/fr/demandes-audiences/participer-audience/aide-financiere-participants/index.html).