Federal Minister expects Pacific Northwest LNG decision in September

Lelu Island, site of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal/Photo: Brian Huntington

OTTAWA, O.N. – Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr doesn’t expect a decision on Pacific Northwest LNG until September.

In an article posted by the Canadian Press, they quote Carr said the Liberal government’s decision will “likely to be some time after the 15th of September.”

The Liberal Government has said they would issued a decision 90 days after the proponent submits new information the Federal Government requested back in March.

“I’m making an assumption about when Petronas will put its final papers in to CEAA. I expect those papers soon,” Carr told the Canadian Press.

“I expect a decision before the end of September — unless for reasons I don’t know about today, there is significant delay in the filing of the final application to the regulator.”

The $36-billion project by Petronas has been under an environmental assessment since April 2013.  The assessment is supposed to be only 365 days long, but the CEAA has paused that assessment several times asking for Petronas for new information about the project.

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