Activa Environnement is wrapping up the first round of public consultations being held in the context of the environmental impact assessment of the Galt hydrocarbon production project being developed by Cuda Oil and Gas in the Gaspé Peninsula.

This was the first of a series of meetings to inform the population and stakeholders and hear their concerns regarding the project. A total of a dozen or so meetings have taken place and over forty organizations have been consulted from the municipal, business, environmental and social service sectors.

Activa Environnement was contracted by Cuda Oil and Gas to carry out the environmental impact study for the project. The content of the study is determined by generic and hydrocarbon-specific guidelines issued by Quebec’ Department of Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC). The study will also be required to address the full range of concerns raised by the population following submission of the project notice and at public meetings.

The Galt project is a light oil production project located in unorganized territory within the boundaries of Côte-de-Gaspé RCM. Project developer Cuda Oil and Gas and its subsidiary Junex plan to drill approximately thirty producer wells clustered in five to eight sites that span a total of 14 km2. The maximum volume of recoverable oil over the field’s forty-year production period is estimated at 15 million barrels.