Photo: Energy Minister Richard Neufeld speaks at Thursday’s Horn River Basin Symposium – Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.ca
The Horn River Basin Economic Development Symposium in Fort Nelson is nearly over at this hour.
Local community leaders say the conference is just the first in a long line of events discussing the direction of the project and its impact on the community of Fort Nelson. The site is already producing a small amount of raw natural gas, but projections suggest the formation has the potential to rival the Fort Worth play in the US, currently the world’s most productive.
The site, which is approximately 100 km north of Fort Nelson, could bring economic development to the region. Rob Spitzer represents the eight producers on board, and says that the group will make efforts to hire local companies when possible. [asset|aid=223|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Rob Spitzer_1_Pub.mp3] Fort Nelson Mayor Chris Morey says another symposium may be planned for the same time next year.
For more on the Horn River Basin you can read the attached report called Oil and Gas Trends in Northern BC.
Photo: The map below shows the Horn River Shale Region – Oilandgasshale.com