Policy & Regulation

Canadian court rules NEB must reconsider Prince Rupert pipeline jurisdiction

Canadian regulator the National Energy Board must reconsider whether the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline in British Columbia falls under provincial or federal jurisdiction, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal ruled this week.
By Staff reporter 21 July 2017 0 26878

Canadian regulator the National Energy Board must reconsider whether the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline in British Columbia (BC) falls under provincial or federal jurisdiction, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal ruled this week.

The 900-km pipeline, proposed by TransCanada, will supply feed gas to Petronas’s planned Pacific NorthWest LNG project on Lelu Island.

“The board did not ask itself whether an arguable case for federal jurisdiction had been made,” Justice Donald Rennie wrote in his judgment.

The proceedings were launched by Michael Sawyer and supported by the...