A seven-year-old contender to move liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from French Canada vowed to earn Quebec government approval after doubts were  raised Wednesday in a provincial environmental assessment.

Energie Saguenay

Risks and rewards were documented, but no recommendation was made regarding the estimated $10 billion Energie Saguenay and Gazoduq pipeline projects. The 506-page assessment was completed by the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE), also known as the Office of Public Hearings on the Environment. 

“The ball is now in the promoter’s court,” said Quebec Environment Minister Benoit Charette. He is scheduled to recommend government approval or rejection this summer.

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