Kitimat votes no to Northern Gateway pipeline

|By:, SA News Editor

Enbridge (ENB) fails to win support from the residents of Kitimat, in British Columbia, for the Northern Gateway pipeline, a blow to the company's efforts to expedite the flow of crude from Canada's landlocked oil sands to Asian markets.

Residents in the Pacific port town, the planned western terminus of Northern Gateway, voted 58% against the proposed pipeline in a non-binding plebiscite during the weekend.

Canadian regulators in December approved the project, subject to 209 conditions, and the government is expected to decide in mid-June on the C$7.9B project.