Mackenzie Gas Project : supplemental information, project update
Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited
Calgary, Alta. : Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited, 2007.
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill., maps (some fold-out) ; 30 cm.
Submitted to National Energy Board and Joint Review Panel.
Report date: May 2007.
Report no. IPRCC.PR.2007.08.
Also available on CD.
Also available from the Web.
ASTIS record 63737.
... On March 12, 2007, the proponents filed an updated cost estimate and schedule with the NEB and JRP. The cost of the initial and future facilities for the Mackenzie Gas Project is estimated to be about $16.2 billion (2006 Cdn), with an earliest project start in 2014. The ongoing engineering and construction planning continues to improve the technical definition of project requirements. However, the fundamental design of all project pipelines and facilities is unchanged. ... This update describes refinements to the project that respond to community input, workforce availability and increasing costs. The update has been structured to address the March 26, 2007, letter from the JRP. In many areas, this document consolidates the changes from the 2004 regulatory filings and supplemental filings up to March 31, 2007. As the fundamental design of the project has not changed, this update focuses on the ongoing refinements of the construction
plans. These refinements are largely related to the timing of activities and some location changes. Specifically, this update: identifies changes, discussed during the public hearings, that have been made to the location of some project sites in response to community input; describes improvements to the construction plans that have been made in response to workforce availability and increased costs; provides the results of the updated biophysical and socio-economic assessments associated with the refinements and location changes; consolidates and updates the project descriptions provided in the previously filed applications for the anchor fields, the Mackenzie gathering system, the Mackenzie Valley pipeline and Volume 2 of the EIS. During the JRP Topic 10 hearings on Project-Related Expenditures and Economic Benefits in Yellowknife from November 6 to 8, 2006, the proponents indicated that they would consider the need to provide a revised
assessment of economic effects, based on the updated cost. The summary of economic effects is provided in Section 10. Detailed information on the predicted economic impacts is being filed separately with the JRP [see ASTIS record 63741] .... Information in this update is structured to align with EIS Volume 2, Project Description, as follows: Anchor Fields (see Section 2); Pipelines (see Section 3); Facilities (see Section 4); Infrastructure (see Section 5); Logistics and Transportation (see Section 6); Expenditures and Workforce (see Section 7); Environmental Inputs and Outputs (see Section 8); Biophysical Assessment (see Section 9); Socio-Economic Assessment (see Section 10). ...