Hydraulic Fracturing Filing Regulations Information

The resource sector is the single largest contributor to the NWT economy.  The Northwest Territories has world-class oil and natural gas reserves and has had an active petroleum industry for a century.  Mining has created more than 28,000 jobs and produced $46 billion in minerals since the early 1930s.

In 2014, with Devolution a done deal, the NWT inherited the responsibility for land and water rights and management.

Part of this “inheritance” was the regulations around hydraulic fracturing established by the National Energy Board (NEB) and other federal government bodies. The NWT government has identified some enhancements and has drafted a new regulation.

The proposed new regulations set out the filing requirements for industry with four new requirements designed to meet northern priorities:

  • baseline surface and groundwater information
  • public disclosure
  • measures to address air quality
  • enhanced reporting

It is now looking for input from the general public to see if further requirements are required.

To learn more, visit http://www.iti.gov.nt.ca/infopage/hydraulic-fracturing-filing-regulations-information



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