Fort Nelson gets approval for new LNG facility

The BC Oil and Gas Commission has given approval for a new liquified natural gas facility in Fort Nelson.

“This is a very positive economic opportunity for the Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality,” said GasNorth President Bob Fedderly. “This will help position Fort Nelson as an energy supplier to the North, making use of local resources to create local jobs.”

Construction on the estimated $50-million development is expected to start this spring. Up to 50 jobs would be created during construction, and around half a dozen when the facility is operational.

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