Pacific Northern Gas wants to add two compressor stations such as the one here located in Telkwa to increase the flow of natural gas through its line serving the northwest. (Photo courtesy Pacific Northern Gas)

Pacific Northern Gas wants to add two compressor stations such as the one here located in Telkwa to increase the flow of natural gas through its line serving the northwest. (Photo courtesy Pacific Northern Gas)

Pacific Northern Gas plans to pump more gas in the northwest

Upgrade project would cost $60 million

Pacific Northern Gas is set to host two online information sessions regarding its plans to increase capacity of its gas pipeline running between Summit Lake near Prince George and Prince Rupert.

The expansion is intended to serve two customers planning small-scale natural gas liquefaction projects — one in Terrace and one in Port Edward — and it will involve approximately $60 million in pipeline infrastructure upgrades.

An increase in gas flowing through the pipeline has the potential to decrease gas bills for PNG’s existing residential and commercial customers from Vanderhoof to Prince Rupert.

The information sessions will be held on Nov. 25 and Nov. 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More information about the sessions is available at www.png.ca/projects/recap

Read the full story in the upcoming Nov. 26 print issue of The Terrace Standard.

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