Pipeline group told plans to reduce regulatory process on track by Bill Graveland, September 13, 2007, The Canadian Press
Plans to reduce the regulatory process for major pipeline projects in the future are on track Federal Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said Wednesday evening but won’t be any help to the $16.2 billion Mackenzie Gas pipeline.
The Harper government put aside $150 million over five years in the last federal budget to set up a new Major Projects Management Office to help streamline the regulatory process.
The minister said as a whole pipeline companies are planning to double their collective assets over the next 15 years to bring more oil and gas to the market and all possible hurdles need to be removed.
“It can’t just be about people. …” [Emphasis added]