Three First Nations have joined the growing support for liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in B.C. through natural gas pipeline benefits agreements signed with the Province.
Gitxaala First Nation, Kitselas First Nation and Yekooche First Nation have signed agreements to share benefits from LNG development.
The proposed pipeline projects covered under the agreements vary among the First Nations and include TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) and Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) projects, as well as Spectra’s Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission (WCGT) pipeline project.
Pipeline benefits agreements with First Nations are part of the B.C. government’s comprehensive plan to partner with First Nations on LNG opportunities, which also includes developing skills training and environmental stewardship projects.