National Energy Board participates in Operation NARWHAL 07 in Norman Wells, NWT.



    CALGARY, April 24 /CNW/ - Today, the National Energy Board participated
in Operation NARWHAL 07 in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories. The exercise
scenario involves a simulated threat to Canadian oil infrastructure in the
North.
    "The National Energy Board is proud to take part in Operation NARWHAL,"
said National Energy Board Chairman Ken Vollman. "It's a great opportunity for
us to practice security and emergency responses in collaboration with our
northern and federal partners, and the private sector energy companies we
regulate in the Northwest Territories."
    The National Energy Board (NEB) regulates oil and gas operations in the
North, and is taking part in the exercise alongside the Canadian Forces and
the two private sector energy companies it regulates.
    National Energy Board Chief Operating Officer Jim Donihee is attending
events in Norman Wells, NWT on Tuesday 24 April, as part of the multi-agency
exercise.
    Security of pipeline infrastructure under NEB jurisdiction was formally
added to the Board's mandate in 2005. The NEB has participated actively in the
development of the NARWHAL exercises in collaboration with various Canadian
Forces organizations, including Joint Task Force (North.)
    Operation NARWHAL 07 is a Canadian Forces exercise involving troops and
aircraft assisting the RCMP and other northern civilian agencies in response
to a simulated threat to Canadian oil production and transportation
infrastructure in the Northwest Territories.

    The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates parts of Canada's
energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety and security, environmental
protection, and efficient energy infrastructure and markets in the Canadian
public interest, within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of
pipelines, energy development and trade.





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For further information: or to arrange an interview opportunity, please
contact: Andrew Cameron (acameron@neb-one.gc.ca), Communications Officer,
Telephone: (403) 299-3930, Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265


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