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An aerial view of Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, B.C. TransCanada’s North Montney Mainline would help supply a proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project on the island. (www.lonniewishart.com)
An aerial view of Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, B.C. TransCanada’s North Montney Mainline would help supply a proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project on the island. (www.lonniewishart.com)

TransCanada aims to start building North Montney pipeline in B.C. Add to ...

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TransCanada Corp. says it has commercial support to build a major new pipeline in British Columbia without liquefied natural gas exports – a sign the industry is no longer pinning hopes on shipments to Asia after years of study.

TransCanada on Monday sought clearance from regulators to build a portion of its $1.4-billion North Montney pipeline. But a key backer of the plan has sharply reduced its commitment to the project.

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