Anticosti oil, gas drilling proposals pitched to residents
There could be up to 6,500 wells dug on Quebec's Anticosti Island by the end of this century, according to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand.
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Arcand announced Thursday two possible scenarios for oil and gas drilling on Anticosti, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The scenarios were submitted to the island's population at a public consultation.
The first would see up to 6,500 wells during a 75-year production period. The second would have 3,900 wells over a period of 56 years.
In both scenarios, production would begin in 2020.
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