Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts about the Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts about the Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

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Facts about the Northern Gateway pipeline

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VANCOUVER - Some facts about the Northern Gateway project, which the federal government conditionally approved on Tuesday:

Cost: Estimated to be $7 billion, but that figure has been increasing.

Route: Twin pipelines would run 1,177 kilometres from Bruderheim, just outside Edmonton, to a tanker port in Kitimat, on the northern coast of B.C.

Oil: A westbound pipeline would carry up to 525,000 barrels a day of synbit, a blend of refined synthetic oil and bitumen, two types of dilbit and synthetic oil to Kitimat for export.

Condensate: A second pipeline heading east would carry 193,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate, which is used to dilute the molasses-like bitumen to allow it to flow through pipelines.

Terminal: The Kitimat Marine Terminal would include two ship berths and 19 tanks to store oil and condensate. It would have the capacity to serve about 220 tankers per year.

Value: The pipeline is estimated to be worth $300 billion in additional gross domestic product over 30 years. …

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