The new regulation will be applied under the Oil and Gas Activities Act and prohibits the Fort St. John based BC Oil and Gas Commission from permitting any conversion of a natural gas pipeline supplying any LNG facility.
The measure follows a commitment made last year in answer to concerns expressed during environmental assessments by First Nations about long-term pipeline use.
Again we note BC currently has 18 LNG proposals for export operations, and the government has projected development of the industry will result in unprecedented economic growth and up to 100 thousand new jobs.
Today there are more than 40,000 kilometers of provincially regulated pipelines operating across the province and its natural gas potential exceeds 2,900 trillion cubic feet.
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