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PETROLEUM DIRECTORATE---Sable Projects Receive Approval
The Nova Scotia Energy and Mineral Resources Conservation Board
(EMRCB) has approved two components of the Sable Offshore Energy

The EMRCB has granted a permit for the natural gas liquids line
to proceed, subject to a number of conditions, including local

The board has jurisdiction relating to industrial benefits and
permitting of the onshore natural gas liquids line, and shares
jurisdiction with the National Energy Board regarding the
offshore pipeline and gas plant.

The board has also adopted the National Energy Board's
certificate of public convenience and necessity as the basis for
permitting the offshore pipeline and gas plant facilities under
the Nova Scotia Pipeline Act.


Contact: Maurice MacDonald
         Petroleum Directorate 

sab                    Dec. 19, 1997              2:00 p.m.