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Oil and gas companies dealing with natural gas glut

It points out how several companies like Talisman Energy and EnCana have already cut back production, and adds that Fort St. John companies are starting to feel the effects already. Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman told the paper that companies have decreased services 30 to 50 per cent since last year, and are just waiting for LNG to...

EnCana sells major stake in Montney development

That includes approximately 409,000 acres of undeveloped natural gas lands in the Montney region near Fort Nelson. The two companies plan to jointly develop production in the area. The partnership does not include any of EnCana's current Cutbank production or its processing plants and gathering systems. This announcement comes on the same day EnCana announced a fourth quarter net loss...

PVEA asks who's really paying for LNG industry?

The Peace Valley Environmental Association says it's known all along that Site C would be for industrial use, not domestic, and Coordinator Andrea Morison questions why rate payers are seemingly footing the bill for the industrial projects. "For her to say that 100 per cent of Site C is for industry confirms what we've been saying all along and that...

Site C essential for LNG development: Clark

"We cannot create this new industry in British Columbia, by adding value to natural gas, without the power that would come from Site C. It's an essential part of the plan in the long-term, to make sure that we're putting British Columbians to work." She adds the province's power needs are going to grow substantially, so "we're going to need...

Premier announces new energy strategy to promote LNG development

"We are creating new and exciting opportunities by diversifying our natural gas sector, strengthening job prospects for British Columbians and opening the door to new clean energy projects. My government is positioning liquefied natural gas as a cornerstone of British Columbia's long-term economic success," said Premier Clark. At least two LNG facilities are expected to be up and running in Kitimat...

Another Kitimat LNG export licence approved

The maximum amount annually will be 1.8 million tonnes of LNG, equal to approximately 2.5 billion m³ of natural gas. BC LNG's proposal was based around a co-operative of natural gas producers, marketers and LNG buyers, in which members will submit bids to liquefy natural gas or purchase LNG. There are currently 13 parties involved, with additional members possible. The Energy...

Kitimat plant raises greenhouse gas concerns

Coleman said despite the claims, the government is looking to minimize the potential harm, but the development of the natural gas industry in northern B.C. is a generational opportunity that comes with some environmental concerns. Simon Fraser University climate scientist Mark Jaccard, a supporter of the Liberal Government’s climate-change fighting agenda, told the CBC the current Liberal Government must tell...

MLA Pat Pimm's look back at 2011

We saw the governing and Opposition parties change their Leaders; we saw a referendum on HST get defeated after the Government had already put it into law; we saw lots of new legislation put in place including a new Family Law act; we saw a new BC Conservative Party emerge and elect a new leader; we saw our new...

Energy & Mines Minister on what's ahead in 2012

The past year was a challenging one globally. Here in BC, our government is working hard to ensure we all benefit from a strong economy. Our review of BC Hydro resulted in reduced electricity rates - a 50 per cent reduction over the next three years. BC Hydro is committed to keeping electricity rates affordable for B.C. families and businesses, while continuing to invest in...

Fort Nelson LNG Plant possible solution for Yukon mine

It was found that the best alternative to an LNG supply chain is to build a facility in Fort Nelson. The LNG will then be trucked to the Yukon. The mining project is currently in the process of initial engineering activities, and feasibility studies are expected to start in early 2012. The proposed mine will be located in west central...

BC needs wind energy to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets, report finds

The report, conducted by the Pembina Institute, looks at the demand for new electricity that will be required to power the literally hundreds of oil and gas, mining and other industrial projects proposed in northern British Columbia, and the reduction in GHG that can be achieved if those projects are powered by wind energy rather than by fossil fuels....

BC needs wind energy to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets, report finds

The report, conducted by the Pembina Institute, looks at the demand for new electricity that will be required to power the literally hundreds of oil and gas, mining and other industrial projects proposed in northern British Columbia, and the reduction in GHG that can be achieved if those projects are powered by wind energy rather than by fossil fuels....

NDP calls for stronger environmental protections

"The projected growth of fracking means we must strengthen public accountability and ensure that water resources and other environmental values are not ignored. It is time for the Liberals to act." He and NDP environment critic Rob Fleming introduced the NDP's proposals to maintain sustainability in the natural gas industry. The first suggestion is to appoint an expert panel to...

Nexen to sell large share of its natural gas production in BC to Japanese firm

The company announced today it will sell 40 per cent of its shale gas assets in the region to a group led by Inpex Corporation, a Japanese oil and gas company. The deal is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2012. Nexen will remain the operator of the shale gas fields in the Horn River, Cordova and...

Nexen to sell large share of its natural gas production to Japanese firm

The company announced today it will sell 40 per cent of its shale gas assets in the region to a group led by Inpex Corporation, a Japanese oil and gas company. The deal is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2012. Nexen will remain the operator of the shale gas fields in the Horn River, Cordova and...

Vancouver Sun article argues new mines will cost millions

The government’s job strategy, which calls for the development of new mines and LNG facilities, takes into account the large amount of energy required to power these mines and facilities, as well as the results it will have on B.C. Hydro customers. Commentators are questioning whether B.C. Hydro will be able to supply such new and large requirements of electricity....
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