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Nov 12, 2013
Three Yukon First Nations have formed a business partnership to develop a liquefied natural gas industry in the territory.
The Vuntut Gwich’in, Na-Cho Nyak Dun and the Tr’ondek Hwech’in are behind Dempster Energy Services. The new company is studying whether the Yukon could support its own LNG plant.
“What we’re trying to do as First Nations is get involved with some major infrastructure projects,” says Ron Daub, who works with the VuntutGwich’in.
Daub says they believe LNG is right fuel for Yukon. But, he says, it will only make sense if large-scale mines buy-in. “The big consumers are the potential mines, the Victoria Golds, the casinos, the Selwyns that are out there.”