Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel has told Reuters in New York that the company would prefer to supply natural gas through Kitimat to Asia “over any other export project” and that Enbridge plans to build a natural gas pipeline along the route of the
proposed Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline.
Pat Daniel was interviewed by Reuters reporter Edward McAllister. In a story with a New York place line the agency reports:
Pipeline operator Enbridge Inc
would prefer to supply natural gas to the Kitimat liquefied natural gas
plant in British Columbia over any other export project in western
Canada, the company’s chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.
Enbridge is interested in joining one of two proposed Canadian LNG
projects to ship natural gas to Asia, it said this week, as ample North
American supply pushes gas prices far below global levels.
But the location of Kitimat has attracted Enbridge more than Royal Dutch Shell’s potential project in Prince Rupert, also in British Columbia, company head Patrick Daniel said in an interview.
“Kitimat is the preferred project. Pipelining into Kitimat is
relatively straight forward compared to Prince Rupert, which is the
other proposed port,” Daniel said, though talks continue with both
Enbridge plans to build a natural gas pipeline along the route of the
proposed Gateway oil line, which would transport natural gas from Horn
River and other natural gas fields to the coast by 2016, Daniel said.