Spectra Energy Corp. is holding a binding open season ending on Aug. 21 for proposed service on its Transportation South (T-South) Zone 4 transmission facilities in southern British Columbia.

The service would provide capacity from Spectra’s Compressor Station 2 to the Kingsgate, BC, export point at the interconnection of the facilities of Foothills Pipe Lines (South BC) and Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN).

“Upstream customers will benefit from additional access to traditional markets, as well as markets not directly served by Spectra Energy’s facilities,” said Rob Whitwham, vice president, pipeline, Spectra Energy Transmission (West). “Downstream customers will benefit from increased supply optionality from the rapidly growing production areas in northeast British Columbia.”

Two service options will be offered. Basic service will provide rights to transport gas on a firm service basis from the Compressor Station 2 receipt point to the Kingsgate delivery point, while premium service will offer rights to transport gas on a flexible firm basis from the Compressor Station 2 receipt point to the Kingsgate delivery point and/or the Huntingdon delivery point.

The services are expected to be available by Nov. 1 and are dependent on the company entering into an agreement with Terasen Gas Inc. for up to 87 MMcf/d of firm capacity on Terasen Gas’ Southern Crossing pipeline, as well as Terasen Gas contracting for service on the Foothills Pipe Lines (South BC) system from Yahk, BC, to the Kingsgate export point.

Information is available at www.wei-pipeline.com. Or contact Spectra’s Greg Staple at (604) 691-5721 or at gstaple@spectraenergy.com.

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