With the final recommendations of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel scheduled to be released on Thursday afternoon, we take a look at some of the numbers in the controversial pipeline debate.
The report is expected to recommend whether the project should be approved and the reasons for the panel's decision. It will also include terms and conditions that the applicant must implement if the project is approved.
CBC News will have live coverage of the announcement, online, on television and on radio Thursday afternoon.
Here are the numbers related to the proposed pipeline:
- 3 feet - the diameter of the pipeline that will carry crude oil from Alberta to the Pacific Coast.
- 10% – the share of the project ownership offered to First Nations and Metis.
- 20 inches – the diameter of the pipeline that will carry condensate back to Northern Alberta.
- 220 tankers – the number of cargo ships that will be loaded with crude oil each year in Kitimat.
- 560 jobs – the number of long-term jobs the pipeline would provide.
- 1,177 km – the distance the pipeline will stretch from the oil sands to the Pacific Ocean.
- 3,000 – the number of workers needed to build the pipeline.
- 520,000 barrels – the amount of oil the pipeline would carry each day.
- $1.2 billion – the amount of tax revenue promised to B.C. over the next 30 years.
- $2.4 billion – the lower estimate of the economic cost of a major tanker spill on the West Coast
- $6.5 billion – the number of dollars the project is expected to cost.
- $9.5 billion – the highest estimate of the economic cost of a major tanker spill on the West Coast.
(Sources: Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, UBC Fisheries Economic Research Unit.)