Well if it's 24" pipe, that'll flow some serious gas. The Hinton/Edson/Jasper area are no longer my problem, so I haven't been keeping up with it.
Two possibilities. 1) bringing gas from NEBC to fill the half used gas plants in Central Alberta, or 2) shipping processed gas out to Kitimat for the LNG terminal that was proposed. I know there were projects of both types on the drawing boards a year or two ago, but I never heard that they were going ahead. I would have thought either project would go further north though, closer to tumbler ridge.
iI\I searched Jasper pipeline project and got the twinning of an existing pipeline going toward bc.North American pipeline is doing the work i believe.The original owners had a deal with the government ,that in 1955 they would be able to upgrade the pipeline but only once in the park region.aperrently this is being done now.
We drove through there a few months ago. That is going to be one long pipe line. I was quite surprised to see it along the highway through the park.
On our way back we actually got stopped leaving Jasper while they moved equipment across the street. The layed old tires across the street for the tracked equipment to drive on. Took about 10 min to get everything across.
After Edmonton-based contractor North American Construction Group finishes laying jumbo pipe, 36 inches (91 centimetres) in diameter, across 159 kilometres of Jasper National Park and British Columbia's Mount Robson Park next November, oil deliveries will rise 15 per cent to 300,000 barrels per day.
The increase will only begin to use the route's newly built-in capacity to keep on expanding without further construction in the most environmentally touchy legs of the 1,150-kilometre corridor from Edmonton across the Continental Divide to Vancouver.