Northern Pipeline Agency

Northern Pipeline Agency

The Northern Pipeline Agency (the Agency) has been the federal regulator of the Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline in Canada since the Northern Pipeline Act was passed in 1978. The Agency serves as a single window for the federal regulation of the project, consolidating regulatory functions and coordinating with other departments and levels of government to reduce duplication and streamline the regulatory process while ensuring robust environmental protection and maximization of socio-economic benefits.

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The Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline

Find out about the pipeline system for transporting natural gas from Alaska to the lower 48 states, through Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Regulatory process

Learn about the federal regulatory process for assessing submissions relating to engineering, environmental and socioeconomic matters under the Northern Pipeline Act.


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Aboriginal consultations and stakeholder engagement

Discover how consultation and accommodation is carried out in a manner that seeks to balance Aboriginal interests with other societal interests, relationships and positive outcomes for all Canadians.

Completed access to information requests

See summaries of completed Access to Information (ATI) requests as they are processed by the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Secretariat of Natural Resources Canada.

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