Processing plant and pipeline additions should enable natural gas production to more than double in the Montney Shale, according to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

Expansions by 46 plants have grown capacity in northeastern British Columbia (BC) along the Alaska Highway to 9.2 Bcf/d, or 59% more than the current 5.8 Bcf/d processing volume, a CER survey conducted for CER by Calgary investment dealer Peters & Co. found.

Pipeline capacity is poised to nearly double to 11.5 Bcf/d, including additions by Enbridge Energy Inc.’s Westcoast network plus TC Energy Corp.’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) conduit for the LNG Canada export project. 

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