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Northern Gateway pipeline project: 6 things to know –

Federal review of proposed crude oil pipeline to be released on Thurdsay afternoon.

Dec 19, 2013

An independent three-member panel from the National Energy Board is set to hand down its final report today on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, a decision that will include recommendations to the federal government on whether the project should be approved.

If approved, the report will include a number of terms and conditions Enbridge must follow, but the federal government will have 180 days to make the final decision on the project.

The $6.5-billion project proposes to build two pipelines stretching 1,177 kilometres from Bruderheim, Alta., to Kitimat, B.C.

One of the lines would carry around 525,000 barrels per day of petroleum west to Kitimat, allowing Canadian oil producers to reach the emerging markets of Asia.

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