Shell consortium gets nod for 25-year LNG export licence

The Canadian Press, Feb 25, 2013Shell skull

The federal government has approved a 25-year export licence for shipping liquefied natural gas from a West Coast terminal proposed by a consortium headed by Shell.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the approval for LNG Canada Development Inc. is a milestone in British Columbia’s plans for a trillion-dollar LNG sector.

Flanked by Ellis Ross, the chief of the Haisla Nation on B.C.’s North Coast, Oliver says global energy demand is expected to increase by 35 per cent by 2035, and Canada will be poised to take advantage.

The licence awarded to LNG Canada — a consortium of Shell, Korea Gas Corp., Mitsubishi Corp., and PetroChina International — will allow the export of up to 24 million tonnes of LNG per year, the largest of three export licences awarded to date.

The LNG Canada terminal is one of five proposed for the B.C. coast, and the project has yet to undergo an environmental assessment.

Plans to make the B.C. coast a global hub of LNG exports have not met the kind of opposition from environmental groups as seen by oil pipeline proposals such as Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain line.

Posted on February 25, 2013, in Oil & Gas and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ellis Ross is the elected Chief Councillor of Kitamaat Village. The Chief of the Haisla Nation is Chief Jassee, the highest ranking Hereditary Chief from the Beaver Clan. Currently this position is held by Greg Smith. He was selected by the Clan Matriarchs as traditional governance demands, and he held a well attended feast to honour the position. AANDC supported the Band Councils request to call themselves the Haisla Nation Council. They did this while the last Chief Councillor, who was exposed for making secret deals with BC Premier Gordon Campbell, Steve Wilson, sued his Hereditary Chiefs when they exposed his and his councils fraudulent activities. One councillor freely admitted to committing the fraud and asked his community for forgivness during an open assembly at the Kitamaat Village community center. By law, the Village Council only has jurisdiction over reserve lands, not traditional territory. That authority belongs to the Hereditary leadership.

    Ellis is not respecting any traditional culture if he supports being represented in this manner. The entire process is questionable.

    Read details of the fraud (both) here –

  2. Idle no more. We just haven’t started with the LNG plants and fracking yet. It will happen in BC. No fracking way!!!

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