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FortisBC projects and energy topics that matter

FortisBC projects and energy topics that matter

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This spring and summer we’ll be working near Burnaby Lake and Robert Burnaby Park. Here’s what you need to know about the project and the work going on in your community.

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Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Expansion project

New study highlights air quality benefits for Metro Vancouver by adopting LNG as a marine fuel

A new study commissioned by FortisBC shows moving to liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Tilbury facility as a marine fuel source would bring near-term air quality improvements to the region, while encouraging the marine shipping industry to advance its efforts to decarbonize. Learn more about why LNG as a marine fuel unlocks major air quality improvements for Metro Vancouver.
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Pattullo Gas Line Replacement

4th Street work progress

Construction is now underway at two new sections on 4th Street: between Rosewood and Edmonds streets, including in front of the laneway southeast of Rosewood Street between the intersections of 16th and 18th avenues To give crews the space they need to work safely and as quickly as possible, 4th Street will be fenced off and closed in these two areas. Laneway access will be closed until early June, and due to the nature of the work we are unable to reopen it until construction in the area is complete.
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Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline project

Proposal for two pipes in the Squamish tunnel

We are in discussions with Indigenous Nations and regulators around a proposal to install an additional segment of pipeline in the tunnel being built under the Skwelwil’em Squamish Estuary Wildlife Management Area near Squamish, as part of the Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline project. Installing a second 24-inch pipeline in the tunnel would provide redundancy and reduce the risk of interrupting supply to Woodfibre LNG. This approach is consistent with FortisBC’s other existing large underwater crossings on the Vancouver Island Transmission System. The tunnel being built as part of the project will be backfilled following construction, meaning the natural gas pipeline in it will not be accessible post-construction. There would be no increase in the volume of natural gas delivered to the Woodfibre LNG facility as a result of this proposal. The capacity of the new pipeline servicing Woodfibre LNG is limited by the existing natural gas pipeline segment within the Coquitlam Watershed, which is not being expanded as part of the Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline project. This proposal would not change the tunnel size, location or construction workspace. Anyone who has questions or wants to provide feedback can contact us anytime at 1-855-380-5784 or egp@fortisbc.com. We also invite the community to join us at one of our upcoming public information sessions, in Squamish on April 27 or Coquitlam on May 3.
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