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Canadian pipeline project signs two more project agreements

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TransCanada Corp. has announced that the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) project has signed project agreements with both the McLeod Lake Indian Band (MLIB) and the Takla Lake First Nation. There are now a total of 11 of such project agreements, which outline the benefits and commitments that will be provided during the both the construction and the operation of the project.

Chief John French of the Takla Lake First Nation said: “This agreement ensures our values will be respected and our Nation will benefit from this project.”

PRGT is proposing to construct and operate a 900 km natural gas pipeline to deliver gas from a point near Hudson’s Hope to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) facility at Lelu Island, which is located off of the coast of Port Edward, near Prince Rupert, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada.

The President of PRGT, Tony Palmer, said: “These agreements are signed after a meaningful exchange of information and ideas that not only benefit First Nations communities, but also make PRGT a stronger project.

"That's why successful engagement with First Nations is a key marker of success for this project. We look forward to an ongoing working relationship with the Takla and MLIB."

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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