LNG - Fracking

18/06/15
Author: 
Lauren Krugel

CALGARY - A multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project led by Royal Dutch Shell was given the environmental go-ahead on Wednesday, subject to dozens of conditions.

The LNG Canada project — planned for Kitimat — obtained the blessing of both the federal and British Columbia governments following a streamlined review process.

The federal government has decided the environmental impacts of the LNG Canada project are justified in the circumstances, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a release.

16/06/15
Author: 
Vaughn Palmer

Opposition leader and NDP were supportive initially, but their concerns have increased as more details emerge.

VICTORIA — With the B.C. Liberals preparing to recall the legislature to approve a project development agreement for liquefied natural gas, Opposition leader John Horgan is signalling that the New Democrats will likely be voting no.

16/06/15
Author: 
Kent Spencer

Photo: Kevin Washbrook of Votors Taking Action on Climate Change

 

Up to 120 LNG tankers a year could ply the south arm of the Fraser River after a U.S. company secured a licence to export LNG from a facility on Tilbury Island in Delta.

The National Energy Board of Canada approved the plan on May 7.

04/06/15
Author: 
Yadullah Hussain
A model at the LNG Canada offices in Kitimat, B.C., shows the proposed liquified natural gas liquification plant and marine terminal, June 26, 2014. The Rio Tinto Alcan smelter is in the background .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Robin Rowland

In one of the gloomiest forecasts yet for British Columbia’s nascent LNG sector, the International Energy Agency says prospects for export projects have ‘darkened’ and deferrals are likely.
 

In a five-year outlook on global demand for natural gas published Thursday, the Paris-based agency throws cold water on the B.C. government’s hopes of being home to three liquefied natural gas projects by 2020.

03/06/15
Author: 
Kent Spencer
Kevin Washbrook of Voters Taking Action on Climate Change was shocked to learn an LNG export licence has been approved for a facility on Tilbury Island in the Fraser River. Photograph by: Arlen Redekop, Province

Up to 120 LNG tankers a year could ply the south arm of the Fraser River after a U.S. company secured a licence to export LNG from a facility on Tilbury Island in Delta.

The National Energy Board of Canada approved the plan on May 7.

“It’s the first I’ve heard of this,” said MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam-Port Moody), the NDP critic for West Coast fisheries and oceans.

01/06/15
Author: 
JUSTINE HUNTER

Almost six months after the B.C. government approved construction of the Site C dam, BC Hydro is still waiting for the province to issue the dozens of permits needed before shovels can touch the ground.

The permits have been held up because the province needs to conduct “meaningful consultation” with the Treaty 8 Tribal Association on the hydroelectric project.

30/05/15
Author: 
Cassidy Oliver

This 3.5 min video interview with the long-serving President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs touches on the Petronas LNG proposal, opposition to the Site C Dam and being arrested on Burnaby Mountain protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Grand+Chief+Stewart+Phillip+explains+pow...

 

30/05/15
Author: 
OMAR EL AKKAD

When one of Canada’s biggest energy companies recently came to Portland to build a new shipping terminal, the project looked like a done deal.

And then, virtually overnight, everything went wrong.

Last September, Pembina Pipeline, a Calgary-based energy transportation giant, announced plans to build a new propane export terminal at a Port of Portland site on the banks of the Columbia River. At the time, the project enjoyed the backing of myriad economic development groups, as well as Portland’s mayor.

30/05/15
Author: 
Mark Hume
The proposed location of the Woodfibre LNG facility near Squamish. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

. . . Seven major projects worth an estimated $9 billion – including an LNG facility, a gravel mine, an industrial waste energy plant, a ski resort, and housing developments for an estimated 10,000 new residents – are proposed on the shores of Howe Sound.

26/05/15
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
'Long-term supplies of gas at low prices are by no means assured,' says analyst David Hughes. Gas plant photo via Shutterstock.

A new report on liquefied natural gas prospects for British Columbia challenges government claims that gas exports will lower greenhouse gas emissions, or generate $100 billion in profits for the province.

The report published today by David Hughes, one of Canada's foremost energy analysts and a former federal government geoscientist, also contends that the provincial government has vastly overestimated the amount of gas available for export.

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