ARCHIVED - Federal Government to Review NEB Decisions on Four LNG Export Licence Applications

Information Archived on the Web

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available.

December 16, 2013

OTTAWA — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today issued a statement following the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decisions on four applications for licences to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The applicants are Pacific NorthWest LNG, Prince Rupert LNG, WCC LNG and Woodfibre LNG.

“Following the National Energy Board’s decisions on four applications for licences to export liquefied natural gas, the federal government will now review the NEB’s decisions. 

“Subject to regulatory approval, the Harper Government supports energy projects that will create jobs and generate economic growth in Canada for future generations.

“Our government will only allow energy projects to proceed if they are found to be safe for Canadians after an independent, science-based environmental and regulatory review.

“With our plan for Responsible Resource Development, we have increased the protection of the environment, streamlined regulatory reviews and are aggressively working to reach new markets for Canadian natural resources. “Federal Cabinet approval is required before the licences can be issued by the National Energy Board.”

Media may contact: 

David Provencher
Press Secretary
Office of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
613-996-2007

or

Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-992-4447

The general public may contact: 

Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EST
Telephone: 613-995-0947
TTY: 613-996-4397
(teletype for the hearing-impaired)
E-mail: questions@nrcan.gc.ca

Follow us on Twitter: @NRCan (http://twitter.com/nrcan)