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North Montney Mainline hearings begin

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World Pipelines,

The National Energy Board (NEB) is holding public hearings on an application of NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to modify the North Montney Mainline project.


The hearings will take place over a two week period and will include oral cross-examination and final arguments. The NEB will also hear oral traditional evidence from Indigenous participants.

The hearing dates are as follows:

  • Monday 22 January – Friday 26 January 2018.
  • Tuesday 30 January – Thursday 1 February 2018.

In its application, NGTL is requesting changes to the North Montney Mainline certificate to allow the gas to flow east, and to proceed with certain components of the project independently of any final investment decision related to liquefied natural gas exports from the west coast of British Columbia. The changes would also include construction of eight additional meter stations, as well as make minor modifications to project plans.

During the hearings, the NEB will consider the views of participants – including industry, government and Indigenous peoples – on a range of issues such as the impacts of the proposed changes on the environment, the need and economic viability of the project and Indigenous interests.

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