Merle Alexander - First Nations LNG Strategy

Report
LNG Status Update
Merle Alexander
First Nation LNG Summit
Treaty 8 Territories, Fort St. John, BC
Critical Overview of the G2G, Environmental
Assessment, IBA Negotiations and Collaborative
Business Ventures
Outline
1. LNG Timelines – in Parallel
2. G2G Stream – Government to Government
3. EA Stream – Environmental Assessment
4. IBA Stream – Impact Benefits Agreements
5. CV Stream – Collaborative Ventures
6. Critical Timelines to Maximize First Nations’ leverage
7. Questions
2
LNG Timelines
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
G2G
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
EA
IBA
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
CV
3
Government-to-Government (“G2G”) Stream
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
G2G
Contribution
Funding
Agreement
Framework
Agreement
LNG
Reconciliation
Agreement
• Minimal DTC fulfilled = First Nation leverage increasing
• Added value for downstream, midstream and upstream
First Nations’ coordination
• Revenue Sharing of LNG Tax critical, but will take joint
First Nations solidarity
• Requirement that Contractors have material Aboriginal
content in procurement & bidding critical
4
Environmental Assessment (“EA”) Stream
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Coastal Gas Link submitted application on January 29, 2014
PRGT & Spectra anticipate filing March 31, 2014
Means 3 natural gas pipeline will be assessed by Sept 1 & Nov 1
While G2G negotiations are ongoing, nominal Crown consultation
Unless consultation occurs soon, EAs may be subj. to JR
5
Impact Benefit Agreement (“IBA”) Stream
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
IBA
Letter
Agreement
Traditional
Knowledge
Protocol
Memorandum
of
Understanding
Project
Agreement
• Proponents want support through negotiated agreements
• First Nation leverage at maximum before EA completes
• First Nations along corridor at varied status of negotiated
agreements with some without even Letter Agreements
• EAs on accelerated pace leaving IBAs behind for many First Nations
• Pressure mounting to complete negotiations
• First Nations without TK Protocols have minimal input into traditional
land use and traditional ecological knowledge studies
• Need for information sharing among First Nations
6
Collaborative Ventures (“CV”) Stream
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
CV
Letter of
Intent
Business
Framework
Agreement
Limited Partnership
Agreement &
Management Agreement
• First Nation-Contract collaborative ventures treated secondary in
negotiations and often left out
• Critical to run contractor negotiations in parallel
• Few CVs in place in line with pre-qualified contractors
• Need for a Pre-Qualified Contractors (PQC) to Ec. Dev. Corp.
business match
• Many CVs w/ non-PQC may have nominal value
7
Critical Timelines
Critical Leverage Point
Feb. 2014
Feb. 2015
G2G
CFA
FA
LNG RA
EA
PreApp
App
30 day
internal
review
180 days
IBA
LA
TKP
MOU
PA
CV
LOI
BFA
LP
8
Questions
9
Thank You
Merle Alexander
Tel: 604-891-2271
Cell: 604-340-4710
Email: [email protected]
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