NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – Edson Mainline Expansion Project

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Project Overview

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has proposed to construct and operate approximately 85 km of 48 inch normal size pipe (NPS) pipeline in two sections, and associated facilities including valve sites and pipeline tie-ins to its current system.The proposed Project will increase pipeline capacity to transport natural gas production from the Peace River Project Area to intra-basin areas located in central Alberta.

If the project is approved and built, some temporary infrastructure, such as access roads, stockpile sites and construction camps will be required during construction.

The proposed in-service date for the project is April 2022 and the company expects to spend $509 million in capital costs.

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the NGTL Edson Mainline Expansion Project.

Edson Mainline Expansion Project map

Key Milestones

Key Filing Deadlines

Task Deadline
(11:00 am Pacific time [noon Mountain time] unless otherwise indicated)
Submit Application to Participate June 10 – July 5, 2019
File first round of Information Requests October 24, 2019
File second round of Information Requests November 28, 2019
Intervenors file written evidence January 9, 2020
Indigenous Groups present Oral Indigenous Knowledge – Session #1 January 21, 2020 – January 23, 2020
Red Deer, AB
Indigenous Groups present Oral Indigenous Knowledge – Session #2 February 25, 2020 – February 26, 2020
Edmonton, AB                                                                     
Oral cross-examination TBC

Preliminary List of Issues

The Board has identified the following preliminary issues for consideration in the hearing:

  1. The need for the Project.
  2. The economic feasibility of the Project.
  3. The potential commercial impacts of the Project.
  4. The appropriateness of the toll and tariff methodology of the Project.
  5. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the Project, including any cumulative environmental effects that are likely to result from the Project as set out in the NEB’s Filing Manual, as well as those to be considered under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
  6. The appropriateness of the general route and land requirements for the Project.
  7. Potential impacts of the Project on IndigenousFootnote 1 Section 35 Rights and interests.
  8. Potential impacts of the Project on owners and users of lands.
  9. The suitability of the design of the Project.
  10. Contingency planning for leaks, accidents or malfunctions, during construction and operation of the Project.
  11. Safety and security during construction and operation of the Project, including emergency response planning and third-party damage prevention.
  12. The terms and conditions to be included in any recommendation or approval the Board may issue for the Project.


If you would like to learn more about the NEB’s hearing process, please visit the following links:

Apply to Participate


Email is not a valid method of filing regulatory documents with the NEB. Comments received by email will not be considered. You must apply to participate.

To be a participant in a NEB hearing process, you must be directly affected or have relevant information or expertise. You can apply to participate as an intervenor or by letter of comment.

The application to participate process was held from June 10 – July 5, 2019.

The process is now closed. The NEB will decide if late applications will be accepted and whether you will be allowed to participate. Please contact the process advisor to discuss the filing process for a late application to participate.

Participant Funding

Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing.

Refer to the Participant Funding Program page for information on deadlines, eligibility, how to apply for funding, and how to submit claims.


For process related inquiries, please contact:

Process Advisor
Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

For media inquiries, please contact:

Amanda Williams
Communications Officer

Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone: 403-542-3432
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

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