NEB releases conditions that oil companies must meet for Mackenzie gas project
The National Energy Board has released some of the conditions that could be attached attached to any approvals that it may issue for the proposed Mackenzie gas project.
The federal agency issued a list of 46 conditions that must be met by Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Ltd. relating to the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline or its gathering system.
The conditions covered a variety to topics, such as measures that must be taken during different phases of the project to protect workers, the environment and to facilitate NEB monitoring.
Although the NEB normally releases all proposed conditions for a project approval for comment at the same time, the agency issued only a partial list on Monday.
The conditions are grouped around phases of the project: pre-construction, construction and then operation.
One proposed condition, as an example, is a requirement for an Emergency Response Plan to address worker, public, and environmental safety in the remote northern operations environment.
Another condition, requires the Imperial Oil subsidiary to file a manual for the construction, operation, maintenance and closure of winter roads at least 30 days prior to beginning to build them.
The NEB also provided shorter lists of conditions regarding development plans for Shell Canada Ltd. Niglintgak field, Imperial Oil’s Taglu field, and the Parsons Lake field being developed by ConocoPhillips.