Northern News Services
Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
ACHO DENE KOE/FORT LIARD
Fort Liard is in its third summer of being an important barging hub for an oil and gas company with interests in northern B.C.
For the third consecutive summer Nexen is using Fort Liard as a hub to barge supplies to its North Liard project area in northern B.C. The company expects to send approximately 50 barge trips from Fort Liard during this barging season, which should last until late September. - photo courtesy of Nexen
Nexen is drilling exploration wells for natural gas in its North Liard project area that is located approximately 60 kilometres south of Fort Liard.
During the winter, the company supplies the project using a winter road that runs 59 kilometres from Highway 77 to an ice crossing over the Liard River and then 18.5 kilometres farther to its main camp. That isn't an option during the rest of the year.