Government of New Brunswick
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    A Bituminous Shale Licence to Search grants exclusive right to explore for bituminous shale.


    A licence to search for bituminous shale shall be granted to the person or company submitting the successful tender in a 'Call for Tenders' for the purchase of a licence to search.


    A licence area shall not exceed 81 sections (28,917 ha. approx.) and not be smaller than 28 sections (9,996 ha. approx.).

    A licence to search is valid for an initial term of 3 years, renewal for a maximum of 2 consecutive annual periods.


    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
      Licence area (per hectare) (per year)0.252012-02-20
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