National Energy Board Mackenzie Gas Project hearing continues in Yellowknife

    CALGARY, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold an oral
hearing in Yellowknife, NT, next week to continue its review of the proposed
Mackenzie Gas Project.
    "This session is a specific opportunity for parties in the NEB's hearing
to test updated written evidence submitted since the NEB's scheduled hearing
sessions ended in 2006," said Ken Vollman, Chair of the three-person NEB Panel
reviewing the Mackenzie Gas Project.
    The Yellowknife hearing is set for Wednesday, 10 October through Tuesday,
16 October 2007, as required. NEB hearings are open to the public to attend
and observe. The hearing will be held at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre,
located at 5009, 51 Street, in Yellowknife, starting daily at 1:00 PM. A
schedule of witnesses and sitting days will be updated daily and posted in the
hearing room and on the NEB Internet site, The public can
listen to the hearing live on the NEB's Internet site or by phoning toll free
    The NEB expects to conclude its oral hearing sessions when it considers
Final Argument, which will take place after the Joint Review Panel releases
its report and recommendations on the potential socio-economic and
environmental impacts of the proposed project.

    The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates several 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.

    This news release is available on the Board's Internet site at under What's New! Updated information on the Hearing is also
available under Hearings and Information Sessions.

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