NWT premier clarifies comments concerning Northern energy
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Everyone thought Premier Bob McLeod had an answer to the Northern Gateway pipeline impasse between Alberta and British Columbia last week, but his words had nothing to do with that at all.
The Northern route McLeod had been talking about for oil and gas had to do with the Mackenzie Gas Project, and he based that solution on the territory's resources not being able to flow south.
He said a national energy strategy is still the answer to ensuring the NWT can join in with Canada to begin the flow of energy.
"We have a very clear plan and strategy for how Canada can become an energy superpower, and in order to do so, we need to find a way to market Northwest Territories oil and gas."
Right now, the price of natural gas isn't at a stage where it would make enough money and that's not lost on McLeod either.
"That's obviously something that will be part of the consideration as well, for sure."
He added no project should hold up the future of a national energy strategy.
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