Media Advisory - NEB to hold oral hearing for NGTL Towerbirch Expansion Project

CALGARY, AB, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board will hear Aboriginal oral traditional evidence (OTE) and oral cross-examination for the Towerbirch Expansion Project.

The NEB recognizes that Aboriginal peoples have an oral tradition for sharing stories, lessons, and knowledge from generation to generation. This information cannot always be shared adequately in writing yet it will make up an important component of the evidence the Panel will consider in the assessment of the project. Early and continued engagement with Aboriginal peoples is a key commitment of the NEB.

The oral portion of the hearing addressing matters related to Part III of the National Energy Board Act (NEB Act) will take place in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Oral cross-examination addressing matters related to Part IV of the NEB Act will take place in Calgary, Alberta.




Date and Start Time

OTE and oral cross-examination, Part III of the NEB Act

Stonebridge Hotel, 500 Highway 2 Dawson Creek, BC

31 May - 3 June 2016

9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm (local time)

Oral cross-examination, Part IV of the NEB Act

Board Hearing Room, 517 Tenth Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

6-10 June 2016

9 am to 12 pm, 1:30 to 4:30 pm (local time)


For participants and members of the public who are unable to attend in person, the hearing will be live audio broadcast at Transcripts will be available on our website within a day.

Quick Facts
NGTL proposes to construct and operate the Towerbirch Expansion Project, consisting of 87 km of new gas pipelines and associated facilities in northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia. This includes the Tower Lake Section (32 km of 762 mm OD pipe), the Groundbirch Mainline Loop (55 km of 914 mm OD pipe), and additional associated facilities, including meter stations, valve sites and pipeline tie-ins.

More information on the project is available on the Board website at

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The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the Board and its mandate, please visit


SOURCE National Energy Board

For further information: Sarah Kiley, Communications Officer, National Energy Board, Email:, Telephone: 403-299-3302, Telephone (toll free) 1-800-899-1265


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