B.C. First Nations sign LNG revenue-sharing agreements

|By:, SA News Editor

The British Columbia government is moving to bring First Nations on board its hoped-for boom in liquefied natural gas, as two groups sign revenue-sharing agreements with the government related to the development of Nexen's (CEO) proposed Aurora LNG export terminal on their traditional territories.

The First Nations’ leaders say the deal indicates willingness among at least some aboriginal groups to embrace some forms of resource development, but most have opposed Enbridge's (ENB) proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project that would move Alberta oil products to B.C.’s coast for export to Asia.