TransCanada Corp. announced that it has launched a new open season on its NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. System for binding expansion capacity commitments at the Empress/McNeill Export Delivery Point. The open season is for an estimated 280 MMcf/d of firm service, commencing in November 2021.
This capacity offering follows a successful open season that was completed in January 2018 for 1 Bcf/d of expansion capacity at the same delivery point, with service commencing between November 2020 and April 2021, and underpins the recently announced $2.4 billion NGTL System Expansion that includes construction of 233 miles of large diameter pipeline, compression facilities, meter stations and other associated facilities. This earlier open season was oversubscribed and industry has expressed strong interest for additional market access.
The company plans to file a project description with the National Energy Board (NEB) by second quarter 2018 and start construction in 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.