As reported by Reuters, The Canadian government on Wednesday approved an expansion to TC Energy's NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) pipeline system in Alberta.

The West Path Delivery 2023 dubbed the "WP2023" project will add about 40 kilometres (25 miles) of new natural gas pipeline to the existing 25,000-kilometre NGTL system, which ships gas across Canada and to U.S. markets.

The pipeline will help improve market access for western Canadian natural gas.

"Our expansion programs are an important and integral part in bringing on additional natural gas pipeline capacity to meet growing demand across North America and globally as we work to support energy transition and energy security needs," the company said in a statement.

The government said the project will create more than 1,160 full-time jobs in Alberta during construction and contribute roughly C$180 million to the province's economy.

Generally speaking, pipeline construction will require positions such as labourers, equipment operators, welders, pipefitters and several other pipeline jobs.

Construction was scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2023, with an anticipated in-service date of Nov. 1, 2023.

You can learn more about the NGTL pipeline on the company website, or view their profile on EJS here.