Notice of Referral to a Review Panel

Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project
Kitimat B.C.

October 7, 2016 — The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has referred the environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project to a review panel under section 38 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

Pacific Future Energy Corporation is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of an oil refinery located on Dubose Flats, 32 kilometres north of Kitimat, in northwest British Columbia. The Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project would be capable of refining 31,795 m3 per day (200,000 barrels per day) of NEATBITTM (nearly solid bitumen) over a project life of at least 60 years. The project would include a new railway yard with 7 tracks and a total track length of 20.9 kilometres, and have a petroleum storage capacity of 860,043 m3.

For further information on this environmental assessment, please visit the project page at, reference number 80127 or contact:

Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884

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