North Connection Project Receives NEB Approval
ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 11, 2015) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP)
(NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that the National Energy Board
(NEB) recently issued its decision to the company to proceed with the
King's North Connection project as part of approximately $500 million in
pipeline and facility expansions within the Eastern Triangle portion of
the Canadian Mainline system.
are pleased that the NEB has approved our application for the King's North
Connection project. The approval of the application will allow TransCanada
to move forward with this important facilities expansion, which will
provide our customers with the flexibility to source growing supplies of
Marcellus gas from the U.S. Northeast," said Russ Girling,
TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "The approval of
this project is a great milestone for our southern Ontario facilities
expansion plan. We are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide
diverse, reliable and economic sources of natural gas while minimizing our
environmental footprint and impact to nearby residents and
project was developed in collaboration with Enbridge Gas Distribution and
Union Gas Limited in an effort to ensure the most efficient design,
development and construction of facilities for the area. The project will
connect a portion of new Enbridge Gas Distribution pipeline facilities
with TransCanada's existing Canadian Mainline system in Vaughan, Ontario.
This cooperative strategy will optimize the provision of natural gas
pipeline service required in the Greater Toronto Area while continuing to
provide homes, businesses, schools and hospitals in Ontario and Eastern
Canada with a safe and reliable source of natural gas.
King's North Connection project is part of the company's $12 billion of
small-to-medium sized projects that are expected to enter service by 2017.
Beyond 2017, the company continues to advance a number of growth
initiatives, including $34 billion of commercially secured projects.
Expanding existing facilities allows the company to continuously explore
new ways to help producers reach their market.
of the King's North Connection project is expected to cost approximately
$220 million and is anticipated to be in-service by third quarter 2016.