The British Columbia government has approved a gas pipeline expansion that would allow about 2 Bcf/d of gas to flow to the proposed Kitimat liquefied natural gas export terminal on the Western Canadian coast.
Rick Margolin, a senior analyst at Bentek Energy, said the Pacific Trails expansion marked "another key regulatory approval" needed for British Columbia LNG exports to move forward. Bentek is a unit of Platts.
The expansion not only enables more gas to flow to Kitimat but could also support the British Columbia LNG Export Co-operative project slated to go into service between late 2013 and early 2014, Margolin said.
Margolin said the expanded Pacific Trails pipeline could also support a third project that could be developed in the region.
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