B.C. TO PROVIDE C$32M TO FIRST NATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

     (The following press release from the Province of British Columbia, 
Canada, was received by e-mail and was reformatted. The sender verified the 
statement.) 
NEWS RELEASE 
For Immediate Release 
2013PREM0023-000335 
Feb. 25, 2013  
Office of the Premier 
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas  
$32 million gives First Nations a stake in LNG future  
VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark reaffirmed government's commitment with 
First Nations to share the benefits of liquefied natural gas development 
by amending the economic partnership agreement for the proposed Pacific 
Trails Pipeline project (PTP).  
"BC has a 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 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."  
The provincial government is providing $32 million to the First Nations 
Limited Partnership to facilitate a non-equity investment in the 
pipeline. The partnership is comprised of 15 northern First Nations along 
the route of the pipeline and will generate revenues for each of the 
First Nations' communities.  
"By working closely with First Nations and industry, we are creating jobs 
and economic development for remote communities," said Minister of 
Energy, Mines and Natural Gas Rich Coleman. "This updated agreement is an 
example of industry's collaboration with First Nations throughout our 
province to secure a prosperous future for B.C."  
The Pacific Trails Pipeline 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 Pacific 
Trails Pipeline is an important component of the Kitimat LNG project, 
proposed by Chevron and Apache. The proposed pipeline will create 
hundreds of jobs during its three-year construction period.  
The premier made the announcement at the first-ever international LNG 
conference - Fuelling the Future: Global Opportunities for LNG in BC. 
This two-day conference is bringing together industry, community 
stakeholders, First Nations, government and more to help seize the 
opportunity of building a global competitive LNG industry.  
Earlier this month, the provincial government announced its plan to 
create benefits for British Columbians through the revenues generated by 
the LNG industry known as the Prosperity Fund, so all British Columbians 
can share the benefits of a resource that belongs to them.  
Learn More:  
Fuelling the Future: Global Opportunities for LNG in BC: www.LNGinBC.ca 
LNG Strategy - One Year Update:
http://www.gov.bc.ca/com/attachments/LNGreport_update2013_web130207.pdf 
Prosperity Fund:
http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2013PREM0018-000231.htm 
Media Contact: 
Mike Morton 
Press Secretary 
Office of the Premier 
250 588-8380  
Jake Jacobs 
Media Relations 
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas 
250 952-0628 
250 213-6934 (cell)  
Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect 
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