Shale Gas May Aid Canada’s Delayed Arctic Pipeline


A long-delayed gas pipeline from Canada’s Arctic, hampered in some estimations by the expanding shale gas industry, may actually benefit from it, Northwest Territories’ industry minister said on Monday.

Newly secure gas supplies across the continent may convince more electricity producers to shift to gas-fired generation from coal, creating additional demand for Arctic gas, said Bob McLeod, the territory”s minister of industry, tourism and investment.

McLeod took the message to Washington this month in his latest trip to sell the benefits of the 16.2 billion (15.3 billion) Mackenzie pipeline project to U.S. lawmakers, as his frustrations, and those of his government, build over the glacial pace of development.

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