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Volumes 1 and 2 constitute our Reasons for Decision approving the Mackenzie Gas Project applications.
We are satisfied that the proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipeline is, and will be, required by the present and future public convenience and necessity provided the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix K of these Reasons are met. Therefore, subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, a certificate will be issued pursuant to Part III of the National Energy Board Act. We have also made an Order setting toll and tariff principles for the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline as set out in Appendix L.
We find that the Mackenzie Gathering System promotes safety, environmental protection and conservation of oil and gas resources. Accordingly, we will issue an authorization for the Mackenzie Gas System under paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act. This authorization will be issued once the proponents have complied with the necessary provisions of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act. This authorization will be subject to the conditions outlined in Appendix M. We have also made an Order setting toll principles for the Mackenzie Gathering System that are contained in Appendix N.
We find that the Development Plans submitted by Shell Canada Limited as managing partner of Shell Canada Energy for the Niglintgak field, Imperial Oil Resources Limited for the Taglu field and ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Properties for the Parsons Lake field promote safety, environmental protection and conservation of oil and gas resources. Accordingly, we will issue approvals of the Development Plans for the Niglintgak, Taglu and Parsons Lake fields once the proponents have complied with the necessary provisions of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act. These approvals will each be subject to the consent of the Governor in Council in relation to Part I of each Development Plan. In addition we will require that:
a) the conditions set out in Appendix O be met for the Niglintgak field;
b) the conditions set out in Appendix P be met the Taglu field; and
c) the conditions set out in Appendix Q be met for the Parsons Lake field.
In making our decision we have considered the Governments of Canada & of the Northwest Territories Final Response to the Joint Review Panel Report for the Proposed Mackenzie Gas Project and the comments received from parties on that Response.
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