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Lindsay Byers

Ministry of Natural Gas Development
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Royalty Credit Program has long history of supporting development, jobs

To date, over 235 new or upgraded all-season roads and pipeline projects have been built, or are underway, as a result of British Columbia’s Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program (IRCP). Collectively, these projects represent more than $2.7 billion in new capital spending by the oil and gas industry.

Some recent projects built as a result of the IRCP include:

North Aitken Gas Pipeline Project

This project involved the construction of a 16.5-kilometre natural gas gathering pipeline, in addition to other pipeline infrastructure. The infrastructure supports a facility processing liquids natural gas, built by Black Swan Energy.

Located in the Aiken Creek area, north of Fort St. John, the project was completed in January 2016. Black Swan Energy’s total capital investment was $103 million.

A-04-I Pipeline

Completed in 2014, this project included the construction of an 8.7-kilometre, 30.5-centimetre (12-inch) diameter pipeline. It gathers natural gas from various well sites located approximately 140 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John, to a compressor station in the Laprise field. Saguaro Resources invested $7.3 million to build it.

C-86-F Liard Pipeline

A three-kilometre natural gas pipeline and a dehydration facility was constructed and linked into an existing Beaver River pipeline.

Located in the Liard Basin, northwest of Fort Nelson, the pipeline was completed in December 2015. Chevron Canada and Woodside Energy invested $23.5 million to build it.