Hydrocarbon Impacts = Incidences des hydrocarbures

Key Publications

Norman Wells Oilfield Development and Pipeline Project : report of the Environmental Assessment Panel = Développment du champ pétrolifère de Norman Wells et pipeline : rapport de la Comission d'évaluation environnementale   /   Canada. Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office
Hull, Québec : Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office, 1981.
98, 103 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(Report of the Environmental Assessment Panel, 16)
ISBN 0-662-51155-7
ASTIS record 7772.
Languages: English and French
Libraries: ACU

The Norman Wells Environmental Assessment panel has reviewed the proposal by Esso Resources Canada Ltd. and Interprovincial Pipe Lines (N.W.) Ltd. to expand oilfield production at Norman Wells, N.W.T. and to construct a 324 mm diameter pipeline from there to Zama, Alberta. Oilfield development would include construction of six artificial islands in the Mackenzie River and the 866 km pipeline would transport crude oil and natural gas liquids to markets in southern Canada. ... The Panel's review of the project has led to the conclusion that before the Norman Wells Oilfield Expansion and Pipeline Project can be built within acceptable limits of environmental and socio-economic impact, important deficiencies in the Proponents' planning and in the preparedness of government need to be rectified. This conclusion has led the Panel to recommend that the project not be proceeded with until 1982 at the earliest, in order that these deficiencies can be dealt with. ... (Au)

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