PGRT signs more project agreements with First Nations

TransCanada’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project has entered into project agreements with the Doig River First Nation, Halfway River First Nation and Yekooche First Nation of northern B.C.

The project agreements provide each First Nation with financial and other benefits related to the pipeline projects. Specifically, the project agreements provide annual legacy payments for the duration of the commercial operation of the pipelines, plus immediate benefits on signing, and at other key project milestones, the company informed in a statement.

Pipeline project agreements are part of a comprehensive approach to working with First Nations on LNG opportunities, including developing skills training, employment and involving First Nations in developing business opportunities.

The Doig River, Halfway River and Yekooche agreements join previously-signed PRGT agreements with Lake Babine Nation, Nisga’a Lisims Government, Gitanyow First Nation and Kitselas First Nation.

PRGT is proposing to design, build, own and operate a 900 kilometre natural gas pipeline to deliver natural gas from a point near Hudson’s Hope to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility at Lelu Island, off the coast of Port Edward, near Prince Rupert.


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