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Northern Canada is estimated to contain approximately 3,283 billion m3 of remaining marketable natural gas[http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rnrgynfmtn/nrgyrprt/nrgyftr/2011/nrgsppldmndprjctn2035-eng.pdf]. There are currently three major areas of discoveries: Mackenzie Valley and onshore Yukon, the Arctic Islands and Mackenzie Delta/Beaufort. Of the estimated remaining marketable gas in northern Canada, 53 percent is in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area and 34 percent in the Arctic Islands. The proposed 1,196-kilometre natural gas pipeline system along the Mackenzie Valley connecting northern onshore gas fields with North American markets was approved by the National Energy Board in March 2011. However, construction of the pipeline is unlikely to proceed under current natural gas pricing and broader economic conditions.

Northern Canada is estimated to contain approximately 3,286 billion m3 of remaining marketable natural gas [http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rnrgynfmtn/nrgyrprt/nrgyftr/2013/nrgftr2013-eng.pdf]. There are currently three major areas of discoveries: Mackenzie Valley and onshore Yukon, the Arctic Islands and Mackenzie Delta/Beaufort. Of the estimated remaining marketable gas in northern Canada, 66 percent is in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area and the remainder is in the Arctic Islands. The proposed 1,196-kilometre natural gas pipeline system along the Mackenzie Valley connecting northern onshore gas fields with North American markets was approved by the National Energy Board in March 2011. However, construction of the pipeline is unlikely to proceed under current natural gas pricing and broader economic conditions.

Under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act the National Energy Board has regulatory authority over oil and gas activities and operating licenses in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut as well as Sable Island and submarine areas, in the internal waters of Canada, the territorial sea of Canada and the continental shelf of Canada that are not within a province. The Petroleum Development Division of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development is responsible for the issuance and management of Exploration Licenses, Significant Discovery Licenses and Production Licenses under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act. The Government of the Yukon oversees oil and gas rights,permitting and approval in the Yukon and adjoining areas. Approval from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and other government departments may also be required.

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