The exact route of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline is still
under study. Public consultation will provide
information that will be considered in the plans and applications
submitted to the regulators. In addition, geotechnical,
environmental and Traditional Knowledge studies will contribute
to the selection of the proposed route.
The proposed natural gas pipeline will be 30 inches in diameter and will run about
1,196 kilometres along the Mackenzie River Valley. As the natural gas moves
through the pipeline it will lose pressure due to friction, so compressor stations will be
built at regular intervals along the pipeline to maintain the flow of the natural gas.
More compression facilities can be added along the reroute in the future if it is necessary
to increase the amount of natural gas moved through the pipeline. The natural gas and
natural gas liquids pipelines will be located in the same right-of-way.
A number of facilities will be built to help move the natural gas through the pipeline
and to reduce environmental impact.
to view the Surface Facilities Information Sheet (604.2