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National Energy Board: Six fold increase in hearings related to energy sector

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May 1, 2007 6:37:00 PM MST
National Energy Board says hot energy climate means six fold increase in hearings (NEB-Hearings)

CALGARY (CP) _ The National Energy Board, Canada‘s federal energy regulator, says its hearings days increased six-fold last year thanks to a hot energy sector.

The NEB Annual reports says the regulator spent 141 days last year hearing applications for development to Canada‘s energy sector; nearly one-third devoted to the multi-billion dollar Mackenzie Gas Project.

In 2005, the National Energy Board held 22 public hearing days.

“Without a doubt, 2006 was a very busy year for us," said National Energy Board Chairman Kenneth Vollman in a release Tuesday.

“We expect this level of activity to continue. Given Calgary‘s highly competitive labour market, attracting the kind of top-notch talent with the knowledge and skill set we require will continue to be a challenge."

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