Learn about the JRP process
Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline will be reviewed by a Joint Review Panel led by the National Energy Board and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
The Joint Review Panel is a quasi-judicial process that will involve hearings in communities along the pipeline route and on the B.C. coast. It is similar to the review process that was conducted for the MacKenzie Valley Gas Project in the Northest Territories, however there are some key differences.
Learn about Enbridge
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB; NYSE:ENB) is a Calgary, Alberta based pipeline company that operates the world’s longest crude oil and liquids pipeline system, located in Canada and the U.S. It was initially incorporated as Interprovincial Pipe Line (IPL) in 1949, and became Enbridge Pipelines in 1998.
Learn about oil tankers
Once the oil from the Northern Gateway Pipeline reached Kitimat, it would be loaded onto oil tankers for export to foreign markets. The proposed project would require some 225 oil tankers per year. The oil tanker traffic Enbridge’s pipeline would bring to B.C.‘s pristine North Coast represents the project’s greatest risk to the region’s environment.
Learn about the pipeline
The Northern Gateway Pipeline is a proposal by Enbridge to construct twin petroleum product pipelines 1,170 kilometres between Brudenheim (located just north of the city of Edmonton) and Kitimat, B.C.