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Last updated: April 7, 2020

Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery

The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) is constructing a new 13 kilometre, 356 millimetre underground pipeline to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to supply aviation fuel from an upgraded marine terminal and adjacent fuel storage facility on the south arm of the Fraser River in Richmond, BC. This new pipeline would eliminate the supplemental fuel truck deliveries required each month to meet airport fuel demands and improve fuel supply security for airlines operating at YVR.

Project Proponent: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation

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VAFD pipeline map


  • Dec. 12, 2013
    Province issues Environmental Assessment Certificate

  • Apr. 3, 2017
    Pipeline permit issued

  • Jan. 2020
    Pipeline construction started

Primary Project Permits

Permits for natural gas pipelines (and related compressors, meter stations, etc.) or LNG Facilities are required before construction can start on a major project. Applications go through a thorough permitting process, described in our Permitting Process page. Approvals, issued under the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA), contain specific conditions and requirements that the proponent must meet in order to be in compliance with the permit.

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Primary Permits

All Other Project Permits

There are various types of permits issued by the Commission for major projects, throughout the different phases of design and construction. Permits that have been issued to date for a particular project can be viewed below.

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