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October 2016

PFEC project referred to environmental review panel

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A review panel to be appointed by the federal government will conduct the environmental assessment for Pacific Future Energy’s proposed refinery.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that in Ottawa, but details of the panel and its operations are not yet known.

Pacific Future Energy’s CEO, Samer Salameh, said: “We look forward to working with the panel, and urge the government and the panel to seize this opportunity to co-create their review process with local First Nations. Co-creation with First Nations has been a priority for Pacific Future Energy since Day One.”

Pacific Future Energy Corp. (PFEC) proposes “the world’s greenest refinery” on a site halfway between Kitimat and Terrace. It would refine diesel, gasoline and other products from Western Canadian NEATBIT™ bitumen, brought to the refinery by train.

Media contact: Don MacLachlan,, 604-329-8712