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PACIFIC TRAIL SIGNS COMMERCIAL PACT WITH 15 FIRST NATIONS

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership and
received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the
sender.) 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Monday, February 25, 2013 
Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership sign $200 million
commercial agreement with 15 First Nations regarding the
pipeline component of the Kitimat LNG Project 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited
Partnership (“PTP LP”), the First Nations (PTP) Group Limited
Partnership (“FNLP”), and the Province of British Columbia
(“Province”) today announced a revised benefits agreement for
the proposed 463-kilometre Pacific Trail Pipeline Project (“PTP
Project”) that will ensure First Nations receive immediate and
long-term benefits from the PTP Project. 
“This agreement secures significant financial and economic
benefits for First Nations who play a vital role in one of
British Columbia’s leading LNG projects,” stated Chief Raymond
Morris, a member of the FNLP Executive Committee. “It not only
establishes that industry and First Nations can cooperate in the
successful development of major projects, it also points to how
it can be done.” 
The agreement between PTP LP and FNLP provides up to $200
million in financial benefits over the life of the PTP Project
to the FNLP First Nations whose traditional territories are
located along the proposed PTP pipeline route. In addition, the
agreement will also provide substantial business and training
opportunities for these First Nations. 
“This benefits agreement represents another milestone for the
PTP and Kitimat LNG projects,” said Janine McArdle, Senior Vice-President Apache Corporation and President of Pacific Trail
Pipelines Management Inc. “The support of First Nations for our
projects continues to be tremendous and we look forward to
building on these integral relationships as we move forward.”
The following 15 First Nations are limited partners in FNLP: the
Haisla Nation, Kitselas First Nation, Lax Kw’alaams Band,
Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band,
Metlakatla First Nation, Nadleh Whut’en First Nation, Nak’azdli
Band, Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band, Saik’uz First Nation, Skin Tyee
First Nation, Stellat’en First Nation, Ts’il Kaz Koh First
Nation, West Moberly First Nations and Wet’suwet’en First
Nation. 
“Chevron Canada wishes to commend all parties for achieving the
revised benefits agreement. We look forward to developing long-term relationships built on mutual respect and trust with First
Nations, local communities and federal and provincial
governments,” said Jeff Lehrmann, president, Chevron Canada
Limited. 
The PTP Project is a proposed 463-kilometre pipeline that will
carry natural gas from Summit Lake, 55 kilometres north of
Prince George, to the proposed Kitimat LNG™ facility on B.C.’s
north coast. 
“BC has an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by exporting natural
gas to Asia and we want to make sure First Nations are part of
this industry’s future,” said Premier Clark. “This announcement
creates a valuable model for industry proponents who seek to
work in partnership with First Nations while ensuring their
communities benefit from the growth of our natural gas sector.”
PTP LP is made up of the same two partners that comprise the
Kitimat LNG project - Apache Canada Ltd. and Chevron Canada
Limited. 
Havlik Metcs Limited and Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP and
Wolrige Mahon LLP are advisors to FNLP. 
About First Nations (PTP) Group Limited Partnership (FNLP) 
The First Nations (PTP) Group Limited Partnership (FNLP) is a
limited partnership of 15 First Nations whose traditional
territories are located along the transportation corridor
between Summit Lake and Kitimat, British Columbia.
FNLP was formed to secure significant, reliable and long-term
economic benefits for its limited partners from the proposed PTP
Project. 
About Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership 
The proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline project is a 463-kilometre
pipeline that will carry natural gas from Summit Lake, 55
kilometres north of Prince George, to the proposed Kitimat LNG ™
Facility on B.C.’s north coast. The project is being developed
by the Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership (PTPLP),
which acquired the project in February 2011 from Pacific
Northern Gas. 
PTPLP is made up of the same two partners that comprise the
Kitimat LNG project - Apache Canada and Chevron Canada Limited.
By opening up British Columbia’s abundant natural gas resources
to new export markets in the Asia-Pacific region, this important
energy infrastructure will create new jobs, training
opportunities and economic benefits across this economic
corridor. 
Pacific Trail Pipelines is playing an integral role in the
economic renewal of British Columbia’s northwest. As preliminary
engineering and design work moves forward, the project is
already creating new jobs and training opportunities throughout
the region. 
Pacific Trail Pipelines will involve First Nations, local
communities and other interested parties through an open and
interactive public consultation process. 
The consultation and communications program includes First
Nations, landowners, local governments, relevant federal and
provincial authorities, as well as commercial interests.
Communication and consultation activities are ongoing and will
continue throughout the project lifecycle. 
About Kitimat LNG 
The Kitimat LNG project represents a remarkable opportunity for
our partner producers to serve the ever-growing Asia-Pacific
market and to open up international markets to a vast Canadian
resource supply. 
Apache Canada and Chevron Canada Limited, plan to build the
Kitimat LNG facility on IR#6 Bish Cove, approximately 650
kilometres (400 miles) north of Vancouver. The facility is
planned to be built on First Nations land under a unique
partnership with the Haisla Nation. 
The facility has a planned two-train system with a planned
capacity of approximately 10 million metric tonnes of LNG per.
Pacific Trails Pipelines Limited Partnership (PTPLP) is planning
to build a 463-kilometre (287-mile) pipeline from Summit Lake,
B.C. to Kitimat. Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (PNG) will operate
and maintain the planned pipeline under an agreement with Apache
Canada and Chevron Canada. 
The Kitimat LNG project was granted a 20-year export licence by
the National Energy Board on October 13, 2011. 
Along with generating significant economic development
opportunities in northwest B.C., the Kitimat LNG project has the
potential to catapult Canada into the position of an exporter of
liquefied natural gas. 
Kitimat LNG is currently carrying out a Front End Engineering
and Design (FEED) study which will provide certainty around
project design, construction timelines and costs and labour
force requirements. 
An early works program has been underway at the Kitimat LNG site
since 2011. These early work activities include clearing and
tiering the site, creating land and water access to the site and
upgrading the local Forest Service Road (FSR). 
About Apache Corporation 
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production
company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the
United Kingdom North Sea, Australia and Argentina. Apache posts
announcements, operational updates, investor information and
copies of all press releases on its website, www.apachecorp.com. 
About Chevron Canada Limited 
Chevron Canada Limited is an indirect subsidiary of Chevron
Corporation. Since 1938, Chevron Canada has been involved in
exploring for, developing, producing and marketing crude oil,
natural gas and natural gas liquids in Canada. Chevron Canada is
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. The company focuses its
exploration and production activities in Atlantic Canada,
Northern Canada, the Athabasca oil sands and unconventional
resource plays in Western Canada. More information about Chevron
Canada is available at www.chevron.ca. 
Forward-Looking Statements 
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking
statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,”
“intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects”
and similar references to future periods. These include
statements about schedules, costs and government approvals of
development of the Kitimat LNG project and Pacific Trail
Pipelines, LNG marketing activities and future production and
exploration prospects in Western Canada. While forward-looking
statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by us that
we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, whether
actual results and developments will meet our expectations and
predictions depend on a number of risks and uncertainties which
could cause our actual results, performance, and financial
condition to differ materially from our expectations. See “Risk
Factors” in Apache’s 2011 Form 10-K filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risk factors that
affect our business. Any forward-looking statement made by us in
this news release speaks only as of the date on which it is
made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to
differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for
us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to
publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a
result of new information, future development or otherwise,
except as may be required by law. 
For further information, please contact: 
First Nations (PTP) Group Limited Partnership
Robert Metcs, Chief Negotiator
Havlik Metcs Limited
403-398-2478 
Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership
Paul Wyke, Apache Canada Ltd.
(403) 303-5925 
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