Pierre River Mine Project

Fort McKay (Alberta)

Reference number: 59539
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Shell Canada Limited
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2010-12-03
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Review Panel
Referred to Review Panel: 2010-12-13
Status: Environmental assessment terminated

Latest Update

April 14, 2015 - The Minister of the Environment terminated the environmental assessment process of the designated project at the request of the proponent.

About the Proposal

The Pierre River Mine project proposed by Shell Canada includes the construction, operation, and reclamation of an oil sands surface mine and bitumen extraction facilities. The proposed mining project would be located approximately 90 km north of Fort McMurray on the west side of the Athabasca River. The proposed development includes an open-pit mine, ore handling facility, bitumen extraction facilities, tailings processing facilities, support infrastructure, water and tailings management plans, as well as the construction of a bridge across the Athabasca River. The project is designed to produce a total of 200,000 barrels of bitumen per day.


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  • News Releases (9)
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  • Comments Received/Responses (117)
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  • Hearing Documents (27)
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  • Panel Records (21)
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  • Additional Information (53)
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This project is also subject to the environmental assessment requirements of the Government of Alberta.

For questions or information, please contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
22nd Floor, Place Bell
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0862
Email: info@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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