• The National Energy Board has announced it will hold a public hearing on Nova Gas Transmission Ltd.’s application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build the Groundbirch Pipeline. The proposed pipeline would extend for 77 kilometres from the Gordondale Lateral in northwest Alberta, on the TransCanada Alberta System, to the Montney formation in northeast British Columbia. It is expected the pipeline would transport approximately 1.66 bcfpd of natural gas from British Columbia into the TransCanada System.
  • British Columbia’s land sale in June brought in just under $173 million for eight licences in the Horn River Basin area and a grand total of $178.38 million for the province. Both ExxonMobil Canada and Imperial Oil Resources Limited were bidders for large portions of the Horn River Basin, just north of Fort Nelson. The province’s Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister cited the earnings as an indication of the positive investment climate in the province.