Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023

Foothills Pipe Lines (South B.C.) Ltd, proposes to construct a single natural gas pipeline (1219 mm outside diameter pipe (OD) Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 48) loop that will loop the existing British Columbia Mainline and the Foothills South B.C. Pipeline (Elko Section), and an expansion of the Kingsgate Border Meter Station (Kingsgate Border MS). 

Construction of the project is scheduled to occur from July 2022 through to 2023, with an in-service date of November 2023. The south end of the Elko section is located approximately 14 km east of the community of Elko, British Columbia and the northern end is located approximately 18 km east of the community of Fernie, British Columbia. The existing Kingsgate Border Meter Station is located approximately 250 m west of Highway 95 adjacent to the Canada/US border.

A portion of the Elko Section of the proposed project crosses federal crown freehold lands, specifically the Dominion Coal Block. The Federal crown holds a fee simple interest in these lands which are managed by Natural Resources Canada. The remainder of the route crosses private land and provincial crown land.

In accordance with section 82 of the Impact Assessment Act, the Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Natural Resources Canada must each, individually, determine whether the portion of the project located on federal lands is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Further information regarding the project can be found on the Canada Energy Regulator's website, under Filing ID C11799.


Latest update

Natural Resources Canada issued its Notice of Determination, which indicated that the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


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Environment and Climate Change Canada
Orlagh O'Sullivan, A/ Senior Environmental Assessment Officer
150 - 123 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4W2
Telephone: 431-276-4506

Process Advisor Team
Canada Energy Regulator
Suite 210, 517 Tenth Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0A8
Telephone: 1-800-899-1265

Natural Resources Canada
Walker Smith, Environmental Assessment Officer
588 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y7
Telephone: 613-447-2892

  • Location

    • Dominion Coal Block (Elko) (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Foothills Pipe Lines (South B.C.) Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Canada Energy Regulator
    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Natural Resources Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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