Mackenzie pipeline decision coming Thursday

 CBC News

The National Energy Board will say Thursday whether it will approve the long-awaited Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline in the Northwest Territories.

If approved, the 1,200-kilometre Mackenzie Valley pipline could be built to transport natural gas from the Beaufort Sea through the N.W.T.If approved, the 1,200-kilometre Mackenzie Valley pipline could be built to transport natural gas from the Beaufort Sea through the N.W.T.’s Mackenzie River Valley to a hub in northwestern Alberta. (CBC)

The federal energy regulator will release its decision on whether or not Imperial Oil and its partners will be granted a "certificate of public convenience and necessity" to build the $16.2-billion pipeline.

The NEB will post its decision on its website at 2:30 p.m. MT (4:30 p.m. ET) on Thursday, according to an advisory issued on Wednesday.

 

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/12/15/neb-mackenzie-decision.html#ixzz18I0JMOzY

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