The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel has recommended the federal government approve the project, but with 209 conditions. We take a look at some of the numbers in the controversial pipeline debate.

Here are the numbers related to the proposed pipeline:

  • 3 feet - the diameter of the pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta to the Pacific Coast.
  • 10% – the share of the project ownership offered to First Nations and Métis.
  • 20 inches – the diameter of the pipeline that would carry condensate back to Northern Alberta.
  • 220 tankers – the number of cargo ships that would 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 would 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.)