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Glut of natural gas hurts northern B.C. economy

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Gas wells like this one dot the landscape of northeastern B.C. in the pursuit of natural gas. (CBC)

Could it be a case of too much of a good thing?

The price of natural gas in North America is at a 10-year low.

And as those prices drop, drilling winds down -- leaving resource-rich communities in northern B.C. feeling the pinch.

Fort Nelson rests on one of the biggest gas sources in the world - the Horn River.

Jeremy Cote, the president of the Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce, tells Daybreak host Chris Walker that business is slowing down in his community.
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