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British Columbia congratulates LNG Canada on selecting a main contractor

"LNG Canada's decision to select a main contractor is great news, moving the province closer to a new LNG export facility and the company another step forward toward a final investment decision,” Coleman said in the statement. The LNG Canada export terminal project is comprised of Shell Canada Energy and affiliates of PetroChina, Korea Gas Corp and Mitsubishi Corp. The proposed...

Gas Transmission Project seeking public comment on Environmental Assessment Application

TransCanada says the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) will prepare a report based on its internal review and input from the working group and the public, after which they’ll submit recommendations on the proposed project to the Government of British Columbia. TransCanada also says if approved, the proposed pipeline will “safely deliver natural gas from a point near Hudson Hope to...

Another Site-C Dam critic says construction is unlikely

David Austin says the biggest obstacle remains the impact on treaty rights of First Nations and he doubts all the adverse impact could be mitigated. However, he says that’s not the only issue working against construction of the third dam on the Peace River, at its proposed location southwest of Fort St. John. “It’s always been a low quality large hydro...

NCLGA lacks the presence of provincial ministers

There were plenty of provincial issues being discussed including health, culture, LNG, transportation and agriculture. “You would think when you have issues such as health care, the health minister would be in attendance” Christensen said. “..No agricultural minister, no transportation minister” The NCLGA says their goal is working “to connect communities, identify common challenges and facilitate positive change.” Despite the lack of...

B.C. Premier’s trip to parts of Asia means big investments for the province

Clark and Coleman traveled to Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, all of which are said to be key players in both sectors.  “We met with proponents backing LNG proposals in B.C. that will deliver reliable energy solutions to growing economies throughout Asia,” said Coleman. “The trade mission gave us an opportunity to reinforce the province’s competitive advantages to new investors...

Woodfibre LNG and Province sign letter of intent

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Woodfibre LNG Lead Director, Imelda Tanoto, signed a letter of intent on May 7th to further the growth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the province. “Woodfibre LNG is moving forward with their proposal because they understand the scope of the opportunity in British Columbia,” said Clark. “We are building a competitive new export...

Spectra Energy Westcoast Connector Pipeline under Provincial Environmental Review

That means it has entered an extensive, 180 day review process, which includes a 45-day public comment period which will begin one week from today, on May 14th, and end on the 27th of next month. Doug Bloom is President, of Spectra’s Canadian LNG business, and he says the application, “draws on the benefit of our nearly six decade legacy...

B.C. and Petronas sign Letter of Intent for LNG development

As part of the Letter of Intent the B.C. Government is aiming to have some clarity to their LNG tax by the end of November this year. The solution would cover taxes, First Nations compensation, and money spent in meeting environmental regulations. There has been concern on the behalf of some companies as to the logistics of the tax...

Christy Clark meets with Fort Nelson First Nation to discuss LNG plans

Clark has asked senior officials to work with the Fort Nelson First Nation in a manner that make sure a safe and stable LNG industry benefits all in the province.  In a release Premier Clark says, "Chief Gale and the Council reached out to me with their concerns, and we came here to listen closely. We share the same goals -...

National Energy Board approves Aurora and Oregon LNG export licences

The license for Aurora Liquefied Natural Gas allows a maximum term amount of 849.82 109m3 to be exported. The export point would be at a loading arm of a proposed liquefacation terminal near Prince Rupert. The Oregon LNG Marketing licence allows for a maximum term amount of 375.17 109m3 and would be exported near Kingsgate and Huntingdon in B.C.

Four LNG companies enter into formal agreement under LNG Canada

In a release LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz says, "While we are in the early evaluation process and a decision to build the project is still a while away, this agreement reinforces our commitment to developing an LNG facility in British Columbia and allows us to proceed with the next steps in our project assessment." As a result of the new agreement...

B.C. Premier to begin fifth international trade mission Friday

In a release Clark says, "B.C. is on the right path to bring home the generational opportunity of LNG - an industry that will create 100,000 jobs and enough revenue to eliminate our debt. To take the last crucial steps towards final investment decisions, we're meeting with key Asian investors and governments." Clark and Minister Coleman will be be meeting with companies that...

Province reveals plan to increase skills training in Education system

Labor Minister Shirley Bond says the goal is to make sure British Columbians are trained for the one million job openings expected to occur, primarily as the result of LNG development, over the next eight years. "It's about over time using data to determine the programs that are going to be offered in British Columbia.  I think British Columbians will...

Sinopec buys 15 per cent stake in Pacific Northwest LNG project

Petronas still owns 62 per cent of the project and is continuing to look for more partners. The company has stated its intent to own 50 per cent of the project. Petronas already has existing deals with Indian Oil Corporation for 10 per cent of the project and another 10 per cent belongs to JAPEX Montney Ltd. of Japan....

CNOOC Gas and Power Group and BG Group sign agreement on proposed LNG project

CNOOC Gas and Power Group and BG International Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding. Now a joint study is planned for a plant that would have the ability to export 21 million to 29 million tons of super cooled gas every year.  In 2013 BG filed plans with Canadian regulators for a proposed $16 billion natural gas export terminal...

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality issues open letter to citizens

In the document signed by Mayor Bill Streeper it says, "NRRM Mayor and Regional Council were not associated with the organization & coordination of the BC First Nation LNG Summit that was held in the NRRM Recreation Centre. Nor did the NRRM have anything to do with booting the industry and government representatives from the meeting. Attendance at the...

Minister rescinds new gas plant regulation

In an announcement late Wednesday Polak said "I would like to acknowledge First Nations concerns about amendments to the Reviewable Projects Regulation under the Environmental Assessment Act. Our government apologizes for failing to discuss the amendment with First Nations prior to its approval.” First Nations from around the Province are in Fort Nelson for an LNG Summit. When they heard...

National Energy Board approves LNG export license for Triton LNG

Construction is yet to begin on the terminal. Further regulatory approval is required before the construction can begin. Issuance of the licence to export LNG is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council.

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