Dalhousie Law Journal


gas, Canada, United States, liquefied natural gas, LNG, fisheries, environment, aboriginals


A new industry is developing in Canada due to recent studies indicating that demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply in Canada and the U.S. is on the rise. As a result, the construction stage has begun for a number of proposed LNG receiving terminals in and around Atlantic Canada. The authors provide an overview of the current issues facing these LNG projects, such as their impact on fisheries, the environment, and Aboriginal rights. They discuss the regulatory framework governing these areas, the due diligence required to identify and address areas of concern, some commercial issues and safety and security issues unique to LNG projects, and also provide an update on the ongoing race to supply natural gas to the U.S. northeast.