pacific trail pipeline

safe, reliable supply of natural gas to the kitimat LNG facility

Aerial of a path cleared for the PTP

The Pacific Trail Pipeline (PTP) is a proposed 480 km natural gas pipeline that will safely and reliably deliver natural gas from the Liard and Horn River basins in northeastern B.C. via Summit Lake to the Kitimat LNG facility site at Bish Cove on the northwest coast of British Columbia.

Kitimat LNG will help provide a reliable, secure, cleaner-burning fuel to Asia. The PTP has a benefits agreement with all 16 First Nations whose traditional territories are along the proposed PTP route. Chevron Canada is committed to the PTP being built and operated in a manner that, above all, protects people and the environment.

The proposed route of the Pacific Trail Pipeline which will deliver natural gas to the Kitimat LNG facility

first nations benefits and opportunities

The First Nations Limited Partnership Agreement (FNLP) is a benefit agreement between Chevron Canada, Woodside and all 16 First Nations whose territories are located along the proposed route of the Pacific Trail Pipeline from Summit Lake to Kitimat. The First Nations Limited Partnership ensures First Nations receive benefits and have direct access to the economic opportunities presented by the proposed Kitimat LNG Project.

This agreement is unique among any pipelines in Western Canada. A similar agreement is in place with the Haisla Nation for the LNG facility to be located on Haisla reserve land at Bish Cove.

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$245 million in PTP contracts have been awarded to FNLP member businesses (65% of total) during the pre-construction phase of the project.

The First Nations Limited Partnership ensures First Nations receive benefits and have direct access to the economic opportunities presented by the proposed Kitimat LNG Project.

The FNLP Agreement has already meant direct First Nations access to jobs in many areas, from environmental monitoring, security services, trucking and transportation services, logging and clearing, ambulance services, camp accommodation and a wide variety of other services.

first nation benefits and opportunities

first nation benefits and opportunities

See how the Kitimat LNG Project has worked with local First Nations communities and members of the First Nations Limited Partnership.

FNLP benefits so far:

  • Over 1,600 First Nations trained through the PTP Aboriginal Skills to Employment Partnership (PTP ASEP).
  • Over 900 PTP ASEP trainees have found jobs.
  • 380,000 PTP construction hours have been completed by First Nation workers (64% of total).
  • $245 million in PTP construction contracts have been awarded to FNLP member businesses (65% of total).
  • $81 million in construction expenditures have been sourced from First Nations contractors.
  • $15 million in benefit agreement payments have been made to FNLP members.
  • On the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, approximately 85 percent of the construction spending to date has been awarded to Haisla Nation businesses.
  • Haisla employment has been over 200,000 hours.

pacific trail pipeline jobs

At the peak of project construction following a positive final investment decision, we expect more than 1,500 people will be employed during that phase of the project. The Pacific Trail Pipeline will also employ many local northern British Columbians with activities located close to many communities along the proposed route, from Summit Lake, B.C. to Kitimat.

pipeline safety

Construction and operation of the Pacific Trail Pipeline will adhere to Chevron Canada's philosophy of Operational Excellence, with the goal of being incident and injury free.

For the natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline, Operational Excellence means adhering to the industry’s highest applicable standards, protecting people and the environment and making sure everyone returns home to their families, safely every day. In addition to safety, we focus on environmentally sensitive areas such as native vegetation, fish and wildlife habitat, stream and river protection and the preservation of archaeological and heritage resource sites through impact assessments, environmental management plans, monitoring and restoration programs.

pacific trail pipeline construction techniques

pacific trail pipeline construction techniques

A detailed look at how Chevron is committed to the PTP being built and operated in a manner that, above all, protects people and the environment.

natural gas pipeline construction

The Pacific Trail Pipeline will be constructed using proven technologies and techniques as well as materials that meet or exceed standards.

Stages of construction

  1. With necessary permits in place, clear a right-of-way to a width of 38 metres.
  2. Remove topsoil and store for later re-vegetation.
  3. Sections of pipe are welded together.
  4. Dig a trench to a depth of three metres.
  5. Lay pipe in the trench.
  6. Cover the pipeline.
  7. Begin re-vegetation, reducing the right-of-way to 18 metres.
  8. Compressed air and water hydro-testing is used to test pipeline for safety and reliability.

Chevron Canada believes in mitigating risk at the start of every project through careful design and selection of the safest route to transport natural gas. Before construction can begin, the Pacific Trail Pipeline will have received all the necessary regulatory approvals as well as easement and access rights.

During construction, Chevron Canada’s goals are to ensure the safety of the public, contractors and employees and to protect the surrounding environment.

We place the highest priority on safety every step of the way because safety is a fundamental core value that we will not compromise.