THE PROVINCE – New gov’t regulation will prohibit LNG pipelines from carrying oil, bitumen

JANUARY 6, 2015

VICTORIA — The provincial government says pipelines built to support the liquefied natural gas industry will not end up carrying oil or bitumen.

The Natural Gas Development Ministry says a new regulation prohibits proposed natural gas pipelines from transporting oil or diluted bitumen.

Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad said in a statement Tuesday that the oil-and-bitumen-free pipeline regulation should address the concerns of B.C. First Nations about possible environmental issues associated with oil pipelines.

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