Aspen Point Program

Westcoast Energy Inc., a wholly owned affiliate of Enbridge Inc., is undertaking an expansion of the T-North section of its BC Pipeline to serve growing regional demand for natural gas and potential West Coast LNG exports.

The Aspen Point Program, with a preliminary capital cost of C$1.2 billion, will provide up to 535 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of new transportation capacity.

This T-North expansion project will consist of compressor unit additions, pipeline looping and other ancillary station modifications.

T-North extends from the Fort Nelson area to Compressor Station 2 (CS2) near Willow Flats, and from the Alberta-BC border to CS2. T-North is designed as a header system to takeaway pipelines, delivering natural gas to T-South, NGTL and Alliance, as well as interconnecting facilities that supply LNG export markets.

Enbridge held a binding open season from May 6, 2022 to June 17, 2022 for additional natural gas transportation service on T-North delivering to the system.

The project is expected to be placed in service in 2026. Enbridge has now begun the regulatory and permitting process and plans to file with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) in 2024.

The BC Pipeline has been the backbone of the province’s natural gas industry since 1957, serving markets throughout BC and the Lower Mainland, the U.S. Pacific Northwest, and beyond with abundant, affordable, safe and clean Canadian natural gas.

Map of a pipeline in northern British Columbia(click image to enlarge project map)

Project overview:

  • Type: Natural gas pipeline expansion
  • Status: Proposed
  • Capacity expansion: 535 MMcf/d
  • Expected to transport: Natural gas
  • In-service target date: 2026
  • Ownership: Enbridge Inc.
  • Operator: Westcoast Energy Inc.