Energy Connections Canada Applauds the Completion of Coastal GasLink

ECC congratulates TC Energy on completing the Coastal GasLink project.


The Project Represents a Profound Canadian Contribution to Global Decarbonization

Calgary, June 5, 2024—Energy Connections Canada (ECC), the association of Canada’s pipeline owners and supporting industries, congratulates TC Energy on its completion of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Mechanical completion was achieved in October 2023. Gas deliveries await the completion of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facilities in 2024. Coastal GasLink represents the first direct pipeline for LNG exports from Canada, a true nation-building project.

ECC Chair Ziad Saad notes, “Coastal GasLink has brought remarkable benefits for its partner communities. In addition, along with liquified natural gas exports, Coastal GasLink will aid in global emissions reduction when Canadian natural gas is used to displace coal used in power generation. We congratulate TC Energy, its contractors, and its communities on the completion of Coastal GasLink.” ECC Executive Director Evan Bahry adds, “The benefits of Canadian natural gas as a vehicle for global greenhouse gas (GHGs) reductions is clear. In Alberta’s power sector, actual GHGs fell by 44% from 2005 to 2020 thanks to fuel-switching from coal generation to natural gas 1. Natural gas—and the pipelines needed to ship it—can be Canada’s greatest contribution to immediate global emissions and pollution reduction when used to displace coal-fired power supply.”

Coastal Gas Link Project Benefits by the Numbers (

  • Coastal Gas Link created more than 25,700 jobs in British Columbia
  • $1.8 billion awarded to local and Indigenous businesses
  • Support from 20 out of 20 elected Indigenous groups
  • 17 Indigenous groups signed equity options to become owners
  • +$13 million invested in local communities, not-for-profits and sponsorships

For media enquiries, contact:

Evan Bahry, Executive Director
(403) 669-8664
[email protected]

Energy Connections Canada (ECC) harnesses the collective wisdom and energy of all aspects of the energy transmission chain. ECC members work together to share ideas, develop solutions, promote research and advocate to advance safety, reliability, efficiency, technology, and environmental protection.

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