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62 pipeline benefits agreements signed so far

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The British Columbia (B.C.) government has announced that, so far, 62 pipeline benefits agreements have been signed with 29 of the 32 eligible First Nations that are situated along four proposed gas pipeline projects. These projects include the Pacific Trail Pipeline, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, and the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project.

Pacific Trail Pipeline

All 16 First Nations that are located along the Pacific Trail Pipeline have joined to create the First Nations Limited Partnership (FNLP). The proposed project comprises a 480 km pipeline to deliver gas from Summit Lake to the Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove. The B.C. government has agreed to provide CAN$32 million in direct benefits during the project’s construction phase, followed by an additional CAN$10 million/yr during the operation of the project. Members of the FNLP include the following:

  • Haisla Nation.
  • Kitselas First Nation.
  • Lax Kw'alaams Band.
  • Lheidli T'enneh First Nation.
  • McLeod Lake Indian Band.
  • Metlakatla First Nation.
  • Nadleh Whut'en First Nation.
  • Nak'azdli Band.
  • Nee Tahi Buhn First Nation.
  • Saik'uz First Nation.
  • Skin Tyee First Nation.
  • Stellat'en First Nation.
  • Ts'il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake) First Nation.
  • West Moberly First Nations.
  • Wet'suwet'en First Nation.
  • Moricetown Band.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

The B.C. government has reached agreements with 17 of the 20 First Nations that are located along the project route. The project involves a 670 km pipeline stretching from the Dawson Creek area to the proposed LNG Canada facility near Kitimat. 11 First Nations have announced their agreements, with other agreements to be made public once they take effect. The 11 groups that have announced their agreements include the following:

  • Doig River First Nation.
  • Halfway River First Nation.
  • McLeod Lake Indian Band.
  • West Moberly First Nation.
  • Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.
  • Yekooche First Nation.
  • Nee Tahi Buhn First Nation.
  • Moricetown Band.
  • Skin Tyee First Nation.
  • Wet’suwet’en First Nation.
  • Kitselas First Nation.

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project

So far, 16 out of 19 First Nations located along the pipeline route have signed benefits agreements with the B.C. government. The proposed project involves a 900 km natural gas pipeline to supply gas from the Hudson’s Hope area to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) facility near Prince Rupert. So far, 11 of these First Nations groups have announced their agreements. These include:

  • Doig River First Nation.
  • Halfway River First Nation.
  • McLeod Lake Indian Band.
  • Gitanyow First Nation.
  • Lake Babine First Nation.
  • Nisga’a Nation.
  • Yekooche First Nation.
  • Tl’azt’en First Nation.
  • Gitxaala First Nation.
  • Kitselas First Nation.
  • Metlakatla First Nation.

Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project

The Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project is a proposed 850 km natural gas pipeline to supply gas from northeast B.C. to BG Canada’s proposed LNG export facility on Ridley Island. 14 out of the 19 First Nations located along the pipeline route have reached agreements with the B.C. government. Of these, three First Nations have brought their agreements into effects. These include:

  • Gitxaala First Nation.
  • Gitanyow First Nation.
  • Kitselas First Nation. 

 Edited from various sources by David Rowlands

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