The proposal to expand natural gas supply to the five North Shore municipalities of Marathon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Manitouwadge and Wawa requires regulator approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).
The North Shore LNG Project has completed the required front-end engineering and environmental assessments. First Nations consultation and community engagement is ongoing. The application has been submitted to the OEB.
OEB approval and oversight of the project provide appropriate assurances that the investment in facilities is prudent and in the public interest. Subject to a timely decision from the OEB for the necessary approvals and orders to construct and operate the project, the estimated commercial operation date is Fall 2020.
The OEB is Ontario’s independent energy regulator. The OEB makes decisions and rules to ensure that consumers are treated fairly and that the energy sector is reliable and sustainable. It also oversees how energy companies operate to ensure the public interest is served.