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Canada’s CGL pipeline braces for more delays

Construction on the $5 billion pipeline is being held back by protests from First Nation groups, but permitting issues would delay work even if the dispute were resolved Construction on the $5 billion pipeline is being held back by protests from First Nation groups, but permitting issues would delay work even if the dispute were resolved.
By Rhys Timson 6 February 2020 Americas / LNG 0 35001
An artist's impression of the LNG Canada project. (LNG Canada)

The key issue: Talks between First Nation opponents of Canada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline and British Columbia authorities appear to have broken down.

Interfax analysis: Protests against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline in British Columbia (BC) continue to prevent work on sections of the route.

The pipeline developer has said the 65 million cubic metre per day pipeline remains on track for startup in 2023, but it is unclear when the impasse will be broken. Further delays could push up the cost of...