The falling oil prices are not expected to have an impact on the proposed Trans Canada Coastal Gaslink Pipeline.
Spokesperson Greg Cano says this is a long term project.
“It’ll be in service five years from now in that range and operate for at least 25 years after that,” he says. “I’m not sure the short term changes we are seeing now will have an impact and we haven’t heard from our clients that it will change their views.”
An open house with updates on the project is slated for Smithers in the spring.
Cano adds there will also soon be a community office in town.
The proposed pipeline would deliver natural gas from northeast B.C. to the west coast to be exported.