Topic: lng

Analysis

'Clean' natural gas is actually the new coal, report says: Don Pittis

Natural gas has a reputation as the clean alternative fuel. But a newly released tally of LNG expansion, including in Canada, shows $1.3 trillion US at risk once importers reconsider the costs.

Feds announce $275M for 'largest private sector investment in Canadian history' — Kitimat, B.C.'s LNG project

The federal government is pumping $275 million into LNG Canada's $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C.

If you're a woman, LNG Canada wants you

LNG Canada is offering a free, all-expenses paid training program in Kitimat for women, hoping to double the national average of females on its work site.
POWER & POLITICS

Jagmeet Singh won't say whether he supports B.C. LNG development

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh would not say today whether he supports liquefied natural gas development in B.C. during an interview with CBC News Network's Power & Politics.

Wet'suwet'en members tell court they should have been consulted after artifacts found at pipeline worksite

Members of a Northern B.C. nation are arguing in court that they should have been consulted on an archaeological mitigation plan prepared by a natural gas company on their traditional territory.

Lack of snow means Yukon Energy can't produce as much hydro power

The power producer will likely rely more on its LNG and diesel generators to meet demand, and could be urging Yukoners to conserve power if dry conditions continue through summer. 

Chevron asks NEB for licence to nearly double Kitimat LNG project

Chevron Canada has applied to the National Energy Board to nearly double the potential size of the Kitimat LNG facility it hopes to build with Australian partner Woodside Energy.
Audio

LNG incentives in B.C.

Val Litwin, CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Marc Lee, a senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Les Leyne, a legislative columnist for the Victoria Times Colonist.

LNG Canada could approve expansion before natural gas export facility is complete

One of the most expensive energy projects in Canada could soon get larger. Construction ramped up this month on LNG Canada's massive natural gas export facility in northern B.C., but the consortium is now talking about possible expansion.
Opinion

Canadian energy takes back seat at Houston oil conference

Canada is barely making a wave as the annual energy conference in Houston gets underway, while tech ranks high on the agenda.

'Big win' for northern Ontario says infrastructure minister of LNG plant for Nipigon

The Ontario government announced Friday in Thunder Bay it is investing $27,000,000 in the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas plant (LNG) near Nipigon, in the hopes of lowering home heating costs, helping businesses be more competitive and creating jobs.

'We need to work together': Former Wet'suwet'en elected chief on moving on from pipeline protests

An Indigenous LNG advocate and former elected chief is raising concerns about the narrative around the recent pipeline protests in Northern B.C. and opposition to an LNG project on Wet'suwet'en traditional territory.

People arrested at Gidimt'en anti-pipeline camp allege inappropriate use of force

The agreement reached Thursday between Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and RCMP over the enforcement of a injunction was spurred by concerns over the Mounties' use of force on people when entering the Gidimt'en camp on Monday.

Kitimat, B.C., mayor defends LNG project amid protests

Kitimat is one of the British Columbian cities at the heart of the Coastal GasLink project, which led to the arrest of protesters and nationwide rallies this week.

14 arrested as RCMP break gate at Gidimt'en camp checkpoint set up to stop pipeline company access

The RCMP have arrested 14 people and entered a fortified checkpoint on a forest service road in northern B.C. where people at the Gidimt'en camp were barring access to a pipeline company.
Video

How Tourmaline Oil is coping with low natural gas prices

It's the most challenging time that company CEO Mike Rose says he has ever seen in the Canadian oil and gas sector, by a long shot.

2nd camp set up to block pipeline company's access to Wet'suwet'en land

A second checkpoint has been put up on a remote B.C. forestry road to block construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, days after a court ordered that the first one must stop preventing the company from accessing the road and a bridge.

Exxon Mobil withdraws application for $25-billion LNG project in B.C.

Exxon Mobil Corp. has withdrawn its environmental assessment application for a $25-billion LNG export facility on the B.C. coast it proposed in 2015.

New $4.5B pipeline to carry natural gas from northern Ontario to Quebec

Another pipeline is being proposed that would run across the northern Ontario wilderness. Unlike the previous Energy East project, this would carry natural gas and not crude oil. But there are still some environmental questions to answer.

Squamish First Nation negotiates $225M in benefits from Woodfibre LNG plant

Last week, the council voted to support the project, eight to six, while also requiring the project to meet 25 legally binding environmental conditions, a statement from Squamish First Nation said.
Q&A

How $2.1B for Alberta petrochemicals will keep more plastics production local

Alberta's plastics producers are looking forward to a $2.1-billion investment for petrochemical upgrading programs, announced this week by Premier Rachel Notley.

Yukon Energy to burn more LNG and diesel to meet winter demand

The power corporation says the low water level in Aishihik Lake means less hydroelectricity is generated at dam there. The company will add temporary diesel plants in Whitehorse for backup.
Q&A

B.C. LNG project could create 'gold rush' for Alberta petrochemical industry

B.C.'s expanding liquefied natural gas industry could be the best thing to happen to Alberta in a long time, jobs-wise, says Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan.

Kitimat real estate sizzles after LNG announcement

In the aftermath of the announcement on Oct. 2 that Kitimat's $40-billion liquefied natural gas project will be going ahead, a local real estate agent says the community's housing market has taken off in a "fast and furious" way.

What B.C.'s LNG megaproject means for 2 proposed Nova Scotia facilities

Some see it as a signal of investor confidence in liquefied natural gas megaprojects. Others say it could edge out less competitive LNG proposals in Canada.

B.C. workforce ready to take advantage of 10,000 LNG jobs, says trades council

B.C. trades sector is confident most of the thousands of workers required to build and operate the province's first major LNG export facility will come from within the province.

Does B.C. need Site C to power massive LNG project?

It's the equivalent of adding more than 185,000 new households to B.C.'s electrical grid. Once it’s up and running, LNG Canada will be BC Hydro’s third largest customer.

LNG Canada could be 'carbon bomb' that blows up B.C.'s climate goals, critic warns

The economic benefits of the now-approved LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project are said to be massive — but environmental advocates and experts are concerned the climate change impacts could be just as large.
Analysis

$40B LNG facility is the light at the end of a long tunnel for Canada's natural gas sector

A new LNG export facility on Canada's West Coast will be massive for the natural gas sector, but the industry will still face a few more years of exceptionally low prices before it can profit from exports to Asia.
Video

$40B LNG project gets the green light

It's all systems go for a new mega-construction project in northern British Columbia. A liquefied natural gas venture worth a whopping $40 billion has been given the go-ahead. It's made up of more than 600 kilometres of pipeline stretching from the Alberta-B.C. border to a new processing plant on the coast in Kitimat. It has support from all levels of government - and local First Nations - but it's not short on critics or controversy.

B.C.'s LNG legislation to require rare Liberal, NDP co-operation

B.C. Greens plan to vote against legislation required for government's LNG promises, leaving the NDP minority government to rely on Liberal support.
Analysis

LNG Canada finally gives Trudeau the energy sector win he badly needed

The energy sector hasn't seen many outright victories over the last number of years under the Trudeau government — but it got a $40-billion shot in the arm Tuesday after LNG Canada made a positive final investment decision.

Just the FAQs on LNG Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls it the single largest private sector investment in Canadian history. Here's what you need to know about LNG Canada.

Politicians vie for LNG credit as B.C. awaits $40B decision

The highly anticipated final investment decision for a $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. has yet to be made, but the political battle to take credit for encouraging what may be Canada's first major LNG project is already underway.
Audio

UBCMA, the new NAFTA. $40B LNG in B.C.?

Keith Head, a professor of international trade at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, Philip Cross, a senior research fellow at Resource Works, and Phil Germuth, mayor of Kitimat.

2 of 5 investors grant final approval for $40B LNG Canada project

Two of the five primary investors in a proposed liquefied natural gas megaproject in northern B.C. granted their final approval on Friday, bringing Canada's first major LNG project one step closer to becoming a reality.
In Depth

LNG: Why these 3 letters — and $40B — could change the course of Canada's energy sector

After more than a dozen projects failed to materialize, a $40-billion liquefied natural gas terminal is poised to move ahead in B.C, opening Canada up to a massive export market.
Video

A massive LNG project would boost natural gas prices a bit, according to Samir Kayande

Multiple LNG projects and pipelines are needed for the Canadian natural gas industry to start booming.

Calgary company may construct liquefied natural gas depot in Whitehorse

'There's a lot of opportunity in the North — in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska,' says a spokesperson with Ferus Natural Gas Fuels.

LNG Canada pipeline picks up steam as work camp contract awarded

Work camps to be set up from Dawson Creek, B.C., to the west coast on the condition that LNG export terminal in Kitimat is built.

Canaport LNG property tax payment to Saint John to benefit 74 other N.B. communities

Irving Oil Ltd. has declined to challenge the assessed value and tax bill on its Canaport LNG property, meaning more than $2 million in extra tax and equalization money has been freed up to be shared by 75 New Brunswick communities

Pieridae Energy files to build natural gas liquefaction plant in Goldboro

Calgary-based Pieridae Energy Ltd has taken another step towards developing a multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas plant in Guysborough County, N.S

Australian LNG company pulls out of project near Prince Rupert, B.C.

Woodside Petroleum, Australia's leading liquefied natural gas producer plans to concentrate on another LNG site near Kitimat, B.C.

B.C. environment minister not worried by Weaver's threat to bring down government over LNG

Environment Minister George Heyman says collaboration is key for B.C.'s minority government after a slew of tweets from Green Leader Andrew Weaver expressed his displeasure over the NDP's pursuit of LNG.

Did Canada miss the boat on LNG - or was the price never right?

A National Energy Board report calls Canada a 'latecomer' to the LNG industry, but one expert says the issue is the price, not timing.

Seaspan opens new ferry terminal

Seaspan cut the ribbon on a new ferry terminal at Duke Point in Nanaimo and two new LNG-powered ferries.
FACT CHECK

B.C. Liberals' promise to not leave debt for our kids is 'misleading'

At nearly every campaign stop, Christy Clark tells her supporters that her government will "make sure we don't leave our children with a debt. " Economists say Clark comments are misleading.

Pembina Pipeline looks to build gas export terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to develop a liquefied petroleum gas export terminal on Watson Island, south of Prince Rupert, B.C.

Fact Check: Promises, promises — last election's 'epic fail'

In 2013 the BC Liberals promised liquefied natural gas would start making the province rich by 2017—but the boom went bust before it began. So what happens when election promises run dry? And what should we watch for in this campaign?

Steelhead LNG project gets early OK from Huu-ay-aht Nation

Steelhead LNG has secured approval from the local First Nation to move forward with a liquefied natural gas facility on the west coast of Vancouver Island, but at such an early stage, few of the project's details are known.

B.C. signs LNG benefits deals with First Nations on proposed Petronas project

The manager of a proposed liquefied natural gas export plant on British Columbia's northern coast joined Premier Christy Clark Wednesday in touting two agreements reached with First Nations as important milestones for the project's future.

B.C. First Nation launches court challenge against LNG approval

Several hereditary chiefs with the Gitxsan First Nation are in Vancouver today to announce their opposition to the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, a project backed by Malaysia's state oil company Petronas.

Pacific NorthWest LNG assessment underestimated risks to salmon, study claims

Young salmon are using the sandy banks near the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal for as a nursery, not just a migration route, and this study's authors challenge whether that was properly considered when Canada approved the controversial project.

N.W.T. looks at LNG power for Tuktoyaktuk after Inuvik's switch

The N.W.T. government is seeking proposals that would introduce LNG-fuelled power to Tuktoyaktuk in a practical and cost-effective way.

Aboriginal, environmental groups to sue Canada over Petronas LNG project

Aboriginal and environmental groups will file lawsuits on Thursday against the government of Canada to overturn the permit for a controversial $27 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in British Columbia.
Video

Rich Coleman says Canadians should be ashamed with the living conditions of many First Nations

B.C.'s deputy premier suggests LNG development can improve the lives of those in remote communities.
Video

Jim Boucher on his First Nation near the oilsands working through the downturn

Fort McKay First Nation's business ventures generated $2.3 billion in revenue over the last five years

LNG approval shows Trudeau failing Indigenous campaign promises, critics say

This time last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was campaigning on promises of a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Canada's Indigenous peoples, but the federal government's recent approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project has critics questioning his commitment to those promises.

Petronas not considering sale of interest in Pacific NorthWest LNG

Malaysian state-owned oil firm Petronas says it's not considering selling its stake in a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas export terminal in B.C.

Haida leader asks B.C. premier to stay away for royal visit

After a week of trailing the royal couple, B.C. Premier Christy Clark was asked by the Haida Nation not to come to Friday's event. The community is opposed to the controversial Pacific NorthWest LNG project that received approval by the federal government this week.

LNG approval leaves B.C. mayors divided over pipelines

Mayors from across the province speak out both for and against the proposed Kinder Morgan expansion project at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Victoria.
Audio

Radio Active Podcast - September 29, 2016

On the show...Are pipelines safe? The answer is often based on fears and stories rather than on science. Jay Ingram from Beakerhead addresses that disconnect. And we speak to Canadian blues-rocker Colin James about his new album Blue Highways.

LNG project's 190 conditions 'not onerous,' says environmental assessment expert

The federal government approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG project with 190 conditions. Kevin Hanna, director of the Centre for Environmental Assessment Research at UBC Okanagan, explains what those conditions mean for the project.

LNG mega-project incompatible with B.C.'s greenhouse gas target, says expert

The province aims to emit 13 megatonnes of carbon yearly by 2050, but a UBC climate policy expert says that goal isn't achievable if the LNG mega-project goes ahead.
Q&A

Federal environment minister defends approval of Pacific NorthWest LNG

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says salmon safety, greenhouse gas targets and First Nations input will all be considered in a "rigorous" assessment of Pacific NorthWest LNG.
Video

Liquefied natural gas project in B.C.

Divya Reddy of Eurasia Group on whether an LNG project will ever get built

Giant LNG project proposed for B.C. not yet a done deal

The federal government's approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposed $36-billion natural gas liquefaction facility and pipeline project was met with joy and anger in B.C. But it's not yet a done deal.
Audio

From celebration to court threats, how locals are reacting to Pacific Northwest LNG being approved

The Pacific Northwest LNG project will most affect people in B.C.'s northeast, where natural gas will be extracted, and B.C.'s northwest, where it will be processed and exported. We speak to people with personal stakes who are for and against the project.

Gas field workers push for LNG while Indigenous protesters vow to stop it

Indigenous LNG opponents are digging in at an occupation camp slated for a multi-billion dollar LNG export facility. At the same time, others in B.C.'s gas fields are petitioning the prime minister to approve Pacific NorthWest LNG.
Audio

Lelu Island occupiers vow to stop Pacific Northwest LNG

While the Canadian government is poised to decide on a massive LNG project on B.C.'s north coast, opponents are digging in on the island slated for the project's gas liquification plant and export facility. CBC's George Baker pays them a visit.
Audio

Fort St John man's pro-LNG petition presented in House of Commons

David McDougall works at an industrial supply shop in Fort St John, where companies are struggling through an economic downturn. He started a petition asking the federal government to support B.C. liquefied natural gas.

Study casts doubts on environmental benefits of Canadian LNG exports

The C.D. Howe Institute released a report Wednesday that concluded that Canada's LNG exports could reduce carbon emissions in parts of Asia, but would likely increase emissions in the majority of other potential markets.
Audio

Hydro exec counters concerns about fracking and dam safety

BC Hydro deputy CEO Chris O'Riley says damage from fracking-related earthquakes could increase maintenance and operational costs but their dams can withstand much larger tremors.

BC Hydro officials expressed concerns about fracking, information request reveals

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives claims that officials at BC Hydro has expressed concerns their dams might collapse due to natural gas fracking operations.

LNG Canada investment delay frustrates Kitimat, Haisla nation

The decision to indefinitely delay investment in a proposed liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. has local leaders worried about the region's economic future.

'Global industry challenges' delay LNG Canada's Kitimat project

Instability in global energy markets has caused the international partners in a proposed liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C., to delay their final decision on the venture indefinitely.

Gas industry downturn devastating Fort Nelson B.C.

The downturn in the gas sector is having devastating consequences in the northeastern B.C. town of Fort Nelson.

Haisla chief councillor says LNG development means prosperity in his community

Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross says the drop in LNG prices has been terrible for the people of his community: “They’ve had to leave my territory. And that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to work against.”

B.C. environment minister says climate scientists' letter 'doesn't meet with reality'

International climate change experts have decried plans for a liquified natural gas industry in B.C., but Environment Minister Mary Polak says LNG has a key role to play as a transition fuel — and that those experts haven't taken a wide enough view of the industry.

Pacific NorthWest LNG project 'deeply concerns' climate change experts

A group of international climate change experts has come out swinging against a massive LNG project in Northern B.C., saying it would become one of Canada's largest greenhouse gas emitters, if allowed to move forward.
Analysis

Constant campaign continues for B.C. premier, 1 year away from election

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is one of the province's most polarizing figures. She has a year to convince a majority of voters she is the right person to keep running the province.

B.C. LNG: First Nations appeal to UN to help stop Petronas project

First Nations leaders from northwestern British Columbia have taken their battle against a liquefied natural gas project to the United Nations.
Analysis

Christy Clark shrugs off urban roots for rural crowds

Premier Christy Clark may be from Metro Vancouver, but she seems right at home in rural B.C.
Audio

April 12, 2016: The He Actually Used the Word Omnibus Edition

Dan and Jacques discuss the two Liberal reversals on contentious legislation, and the decision to say Yes to a repeal of Saint John's tax break for Canaport LNG.

Port of Prince Rupert orders protesters to end Lelu Island camp

Anti-LNG protesters have been ordered by the Port of Prince Rupert to stop construction of a camp on Lelu Island.

Squamish Woodfibre LNG project gets federal environmental approval

The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change has approved the environmental assessment of a controversial LNG project near Squamish, B.C.
Video

Dave Tulk with GPMI says LNG export plants are critical for the natural gas industry.

A gas industry consultant is concerned LNG export facilities won't be built
Audio

Owners, not stakeholders: Joe Dion's vision for First Nations and Canadian oil

oe Dion, the CEO of the first aboriginal-owned oil company in Canada, knows First Nations are often expected to be environmental watchdogs for pipeline projects. But he argues it's time for First Nations to transition from stakeholders to owners.
Video

Carr Houston

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr talks about Canada's place in global LNG market at IHS Ceraweek in Houston
Analysis

LNG exports begin from U.S. as Canada sits on sidelines

An interesting juxtaposition this week in the North American natural gas markets: the United States announced the historic occasion of its first shipment of liquefied natural gas, while Canada's largest gas producer said it would cut 20 per cent of its staff.
Audio

Feb. 19, 2016: The Decision If There Is A Decision Edition

Dan McHardie and Jacques Poitras discuss the adjournment of the legislature and whether it's become a dictatorship, the Gallant government's Scalia defence on LNG, and the Chief Justice's questions about the school bus duality reference case.

B.C. LNG investment will yield long-term profits says energy analyst

The B.C. government made the right decision, putting their eggs in the LNG basket because the move will yield long-term profits, says one energy analyst.

B.C. LNG prosperity fund to get $100M contribution, but not from LNG

A rainy day fund intended to be a product of B.C.'s expected LNG boom will get a $100 million boost. But the money isn't coming from LNG.
Analysis

B.C. Premier Christy Clark still trying to deliver on her LNG promise

Premier Christy Clark is trying to put a positive spin on more LNG development delays. But a weak economy means more struggles lie ahead.

LNG investment may be too late after 2016, companies say

The organization representing contractors and service providers to the B.C. oil and gas industry says time is running out to invest in LNG, after what it calls one of the worst years for LNG in the province.

Tsawwassen First Nation votes down controversial LNG facility

The Tsawwassen First Nation has rejected plans to build an LNG export facility just north of the B.C. Ferries terminal.
Video

Christy Clark addresses provincial controversies in year-end interview

The B.C. premier sat down with CBC legislative reporter Richard Zusssman for an end-of-year interview.

Carbon tax increase would jeapordize LNG economy, says industry

The premier of B.C. has said the provincial government will not implement a carbon tax increase without further consultation with the public and industry.

Chemical leak shuts down Spectra Energy gas plant in northeastern B.C.

The leak is the second emergency incident in as many weeks at the Chetwynd, B.C., plant.

B.C. LNG project in Tsawwassen to be voted on by First Nation

The Tsawwassen First Nation will proceed with a vote on plans to build an LNG export facility just north of the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, it announced on Monday.