Originally published on am770news.com
September 4, 2014
The president of the Northern Gateway pipeline says time is running out to get the project finished in time for a 2018 start-up date.
John Carruthers told a Calgary business audience this morning that right now Enbridge, the company building the pipeline, is focused on getting support from First Nations groups along the route through B.C. Carruthers says he’s not too concerned about keeping to a scheduled.
Northern Gateway, which has been in the works for six years, received regulatory approval in June, but there are 209 conditions that must be fulfilled before putting shovels in the ground. Enbridge is also in the process of pinning down a new cost estimate. The latest estimate is $7.9 billion.
The pipeline would ship 525,000 barrels per day of diluted oilsands crude to Kitimat, B.C., for export.