This paper describes the projected extent and duration of hydrocarbon exploration activities within the Sahtu Settlement Area over the next five years, potential opportunities and challenges associated with the exploration activities that will provide an informed focus for GNWT efforts and initiatives, and presents baseline information that will serve as a means to evaluate the effectiveness of the GNWT response to the opportunities and challenges going forward.
Final update to an assessment of the economic impacts of the development and production of gas reserves in the Mackenzie Delta and the construction and operation of a Mackenzie Valley pipeline began in 2004.
The Mackenzie Gas Project presents opportunities to supply natural gas to communities along the proposed pipeline corridor. Many communities along the proposed corridor currently rely on diesel fuel to supply power generation systems for electricity. The diesel is supplied from southern Canada and significant transportation costs are incurred.