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LNG project gets environmental OK

Brett Bundale, Chronicle Herald, March 7, 2014

$8b facility planned for Goldboro

A proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project slated for rural Nova Scotia has jumped another hurdle.

Natural gas pipeline explodes near Otterburne, Man.

CBC News, Jan 25 2014

Thousands without heat south of Winnipeg as arctic blast moves in

A natural gas pipeline explosion near Otterburne, Man., 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg, has left thousands without heat as temperatures drop to -20 C, or -34 C with the wind chill.

Explosion and fire rock natural gas pipeline in southern Manitoba

The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Jan. 25 2014

ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Man. — Five homes remain evacuated as TransCanada Piplelines deals with a natural gas pipeline fire about 25 kilometres south of Winnipeg.

Scientist’s report casts doubt on Clark’s LNG figures

Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, Jan 21 2014

VANCOUVER — A former scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada has cast doubt on the B.C. government’s promise of an economic boom from increased liquefied natural gas production.

B.C. will not mandate electric-run LNG plants

BOE Report, The Canadian Press, January 16, 2014

VICTORIA – B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett says the government won’t force oil and gas companies that plan to develop liquefied natural gas plants in the province to use electricity in their operations.

Pressure for quick LNG approvals may trigger backlash

Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 06 2014

VANCOUVER —Premier Christy Clark has made it clear she wants government to proceed quickly with liquefied natural gas development in British Columbia.

But how fast is too fast?

Report: How a Mega Project Snafu Could Snarl America’s Gas Exports

Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy, Jan 2 2014

The expansion of the Panama Canal is on hold -- and so is the U.S. dream of sending energy to Asia.

National Energy Board approves export licences for Pacific NorthWest LNG, BG Group

Shaun Thomas, The Northern View, Dec 17, 2013

Both LNG terminals being considered for the Prince Rupert area cleared another hurdle on Dec. 16 as the National Energy Board approved export licences for both Pacific NorthWest LNG and the BG Group's proposed Prince Rupert LNG Exports Ltd.

CNOOC heads group seeking to export B.C. liquefied natural gas

Brent Jang, Globe and Mail, Nov. 29 2013

VANCOUVER —An Asian group led by CNOOC Ltd. of China is seeking a licence to export liquefied natural gas from British Columbia as the competition heats up to develop huge LNG megaprojects on the West Coast.

LNG plants in Kitimat would burn more natural gas than two Vancouvers, report says

The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Nov. 21 2013

Victoria — A British Columbia conservation group says proposed liquefied natural gas plants in the Kitimat area will burn up to two-and-a-half times more natural gas than is consumed in Metro Vancouver annually.

Kitimat LNG project’s fate depends on numbers

Dan Healing, Calgary Herald, October 16, 2013

Taxes, contracts to decide sanctioning, says Chevron Canada president

CALGARY — Funding for the Kitimat LNG project is dependent on its ability to beat out other internal ventures as it nears a final investment decision as early as next year, Chevron Canada president Jeff Lehrmann said Wednesday.

One of the Kitimat LNG projects plans to self-generate power for liquefaction plant

Robin Rowland, Northwest Coast Energy News, October 13 2013

At least one of the two large liquified natural gas projects in Kitimat is, at least at this point, planning to self-generate the power required using a gas-fired, steam-driven electrical generation system.

Malaysian LNG promise is actually a massive BC giveaway

Kevin Logan, CommonSenseCanadian.ca, 10 Oct 2013

What was touted as a $36 Billion investment commitment by Malaysian LNG giant Petronas is actually a massive giveaway of natural gas by BC – valued at up to $400 Billion gross over the 25 year term of a secretive export licence being negotiated behind closed doors.

Asian buyers want cheaper BC gas

Asian Pacific Post, 25Sep2013

Premier Christy Clark upcoming 13-day trade mission to China, Korea and Japan to deepen British Columbia’s relationships with those key liquefied natural gas Asian markets will be facing some severe gas pains, industry analysts said.

B.C. touts cold climate in bid to land LNG investment

Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Sep. 15 2013

VICTORIA — In the global race to capture billions of dollars of investment to develop liquefied natural gas, British Columbia has started to tout its natural advantage: a northern climate.

Excitement builds over Campbell River LNG plant

Alistair Taylor, Campbell River Mirror, September 10, 2013

It will be a long haul before Discovery LNG starts shipping liquid natural gas from the former Elk Falls Mill site.

But Quicksilver Resources is serious about seeing the project happen, says senior vice president and chief operating officer David Rushford.

Council asked to support not dumping clay in Clio Bay

Walter McFarlane, Kitimat Daily, Sep 6 2013

Rick Flegel addressed City Council on Clio Bay on Monday, September 3rd. He asked them for their support in stopping the proposed dumping of clay in Clio Bay. He explained he is a long-time resident.

Kitimat in “horse race” with Australian LNG project Chevron says

Robin Rowland, Northwest Coast Energy News, Aug 5 2013

Kitimat LNG is in a “horse race” with an LNG project in Western Australia–and at this point, according to the Australian media–Kitimat is winning, even though the Australian Gorgon project is much further ahead while the Kitimat LNG project at Bish Cove hasn’t really started.

Chevron on 2014 timeline for Kitimat LNG decision

Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, August 2, 2013
 

Final investment hinges on signing partnerships for sales

Chevron to Make Final Kitimat LNG Decision in 2014

Dow Jones Business News,  August 02, 2013

Chevron Corp. (CVX) will make a final investment decision on the Kitimat LNG project in 2014, a company executive said Friday, putting a deadline on a project that has already seen delays.

Is B.C. rushing headlong into a disastrous, tax-subsidized natural gas glut?

Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun, August 2, 2013

Government needs to analyze whether the many LNG proposals could lead to global price cuts

The yellow brick road to prosperity for the newly elected Liberal government is the lucrative sale of liquefied natural gas from British Columbia's booming northeast petroleum play to hungry Asian consumers.

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