• ConocoPhillips Canada stated that it foresees that there will be a need for both the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline and an Alaskan pipeline at some point in the future. ConocoPhillips holds significant gas leases on Alaska's North Slope, as well as leases in Canada's Mackenzie delta region. ConocoPhillips owns half of Denali, an Alaska gas pipeline company, with BP, which is competing against TransCanada to build a pipeline from Alaska.
  • Canada's Environment Minister has expressed concern over the performance of the Joint Review Panel that was tasked with reviewing the environmental and socioeconomic impact of the proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipeline.