Lewisporte hopes to see its harbour used in connection with future offshore oil exploration

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Seeking new opportunities in the offshore

LEWISPORTE, N.L. — As the closure of its freight shipping service approaches, the town of Lewisporte is looking to play a role in future oil and gas exploration.

While the town’s long-standing freight service to Labrador is expected to end this March, the port, wharves and infrastructure will remain. Lewisporte town Councillor Perry Pond hopes the port’s resources, location and water depth will make it a viable option in future offshore oil and gas activity, particularly in the northern reaches and north west of the province.

“We feel we have the attributes to play a role in the industry,” said Pond. “That could be a supply base, serve survey ships, maintenance, a spectrum of things.”

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