Spectra building pipeline to export through BC LNG terminal

If Spectra is building a pipeline to export through a British Columbian Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) port, what are they building this Sabal Trail Transmission pipeline for? Could it have anything to do with the U.S. House Subcommittee chaired by Spectra’s Houston hometown Rep. Ted Poe wanting to export gas to India?

Spectra’s own web page about this, Spectra Energy and BG Group Natural Gas Transportation System:

British Columbia, Canada, enjoys an abundance of natural gas resources that can serve the province and North America’s energy needs, and also serve growing global demand. Developing new markets for its natural gas will benefit B.C., through job creation, investment, increased revenues, and enhanced competitiveness. In turn, markets served by B.C. will gain access to cleaner-burning, reliable and affordable natural gas. To benefit B.C. and serve multiple markets, Spectra Energy and our partner, BG Group, propose to build a 850-kilometre (525 mile) natural gas system originating from northeastern B.C. to serve BG Group’s potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Prince Rupert, on the province’s northwest coast.

Spectra PR of 10 September 2012, Spectra Energy Corp Announces Project Development Agreement with BG Group for New Natural Gas Transportation System in British Columbia,

VANCOUVER, Canada— Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced that the company has signed a Project Development Agreement with BG Group plc (LSE: BG.L) to jointly develop plans for a new natural gas transportation system from northeast B.C. to serve BG Group’s potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Prince Rupert, on the province’s northwest coast. Spectra Energy and BG Group will each initially own a 50 percent interest in the proposed transportation project. Spectra Energy will be responsible for construction and operation and BG Group has agreed to contract for all of the proposed capacity.

The approximately 850-kilometre (525 mile), large diameter natural gas transportation system will begin in northeast B.C. and end at BG Group’s potential LNG export facility in Prince Rupert. The new transportation system will be capable of transporting up to 4.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. The project also will connect with the Spectra Energy system at Station 2 (southwest of Fort St. John), a growing natural gas hub that collects supply from multiple areas of the province and other supply basins in Western Canada.

Canadian Ministry of Natural Gas Development, LNG in BC, Projects and Communities, Prince Rupert Kitimat, Projects:

Prince Rupert LNG – (BG Group and Spectra Energy Natural Gas Transportation System)

Spectra Energy and BG Group have proposed to develop a natural gas transportation infrastructure that will help serve the growing global demand for energy needs. With BC’s abundance of natural gas a transportation infrastructure system will help BC get the resource to market. Spectra Energy and BG Group proposed to build an 850 kilometer natural gas system from northeast BC to the Prince Rupert area. With a capacity of transporting 4.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas the transportation system will meet the demands of BC’s West Coast LNG terminal and maintain the vision of the BC’s Jobs Plan goal of establishing LNG facilities by 2020.

Proposed Project Overview Map

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