Category Archives: Oil & Gas

Lax Kw’alaams Band reject $1B LNG deal near Prince Rupert

The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward, Photograph by: www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun

The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward,
Photograph by: http://www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun

Experts say the project could still go ahead without the First Nation’s consent

CBC News, May 13, 2015

A natural gas benefit offer worth more than $1 billion has been rejected by a First Nation on B.C.’s northwest coast, but not everyone thinks it will necessarily scuttle the project.

Pacific NorthWest LNG was proposing to build a pipeline and terminal in the Lax Kw’alaams Band territory just south of Prince Rupert. Read the rest of this entry

Province racks up LNG pipeline agreements with 28 First Nations

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

A liquid natural gas tanker in Australia.

Majority of northern B.C. native groups have signed, but Lax Kw’alaams balking at $1-billion industry-government dea

Lax Kw’alaams First Nation turns down $1B for LNG project

The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward, Photograph by: www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun

The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward,
Photograph by: http://www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun

Petronas woos band after applying to build an export terminal on Lelu Island

The Canadian Press/CBC News, May 7, 2015

The first of three votes on a natural gas benefit offer worth over $1 billion has been unanimously rejected by a First Nation on British Columbia’s northwest coast.

All of the more than 180 eligible voters at a meeting in Port Simpson stood up to oppose the plan to build a liquefied-natural-gas pipeline and terminal in their territory, said Lax Kw’alaams band member Malcolm Sampson.

Pacific NorthWest LNG, which is mostly owned by Malaysia-based oil and gas giant Petronas, has applied to build an export terminal on Lelu Island, just south of Prince Rupert at the head of the Skeena River. Read the rest of this entry

‘Game changer': Gas company offers $1-billion to First Nations band in B.C.

Kitselas First Nation signs agreement with TransCanada for gas pipeline

Fracking and earthquakes: Exploring the connection

A fracking drill in BC’s Horn River Basin (Two Island Films).

A fracking drill in BC’s Horn River Basin (Two Island Films).

B.C. commission draws link between fracking and 231 seismic events in province

By Terry Reith, Briar Stewart, CBC News, April 17, 2015

May Mickelow had just settled into her shift as night auditor at the Foxwood Inn in Fox Creek, Alta., when she felt the rumble.

“You didn’t hear anything, but you could feel the earth move underneath your feet quite strongly, actually,” said Mickelow. “I felt dizzy, as if I was suddenly on uneven footing.”

Some hotel guests descended to the main floor, asking Mickelow if she had felt the shaking. She had been through earthquakes before, but not here. Read the rest of this entry

Barricades not out of the question to fight pipeline: Mohawk leader

Warrior and Canadian soldier face off during the Oka Crisis of 1990.

Warrior and Canadian soldier face off during the Oka Crisis of 1990.

Anne Caroline Desplanques, QMI Agency, April 11, 2015

MONTREAL — Twenty-eight years after the Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation squared off against police during the Oka Crisis, the community’s grand chief has not ruled out barricades to prevent TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline from being built in its territory.

“It’s possible because it’s been helpful in the past,” said Serge Simon. “At the moment, this isn’t our strategy, but it could happen.”

According to the planned route, the pipeline will pass through the northern part of Kanesatake in Quebec.

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Langley marchers decry pipeline expansion through B.C.

Fort Langley protest 1The march ended with speeches in Fort Langley.

 by Matthew Claxton, Langley Advance, April 11, 2015

Several hundred people marched through Fort Langley Saturday to oppose the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline that runs through Langley.

Organized by groups including the Pipe Up Network and the Kwantlen First Nation, the march headed from the Kwantlen reserve to the Fort Langley Community Hall.

The march paused in the center of the Jacob Haldi Bridge that connects MacMillan Island to the village of Fort Langley. Above the Fraser River, Kwantlen members drummed and sang before the march continued.

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Fuel spill fouls Vancouver’s English Bay and area beaches

Oil leaks from a freighter in English Bay, Vancouver, BC, April 9, 2015.

Oil leaks from a freighter in English Bay, Vancouver, BC, April 9, 2015.

Michael Shulman, CTV News, April 9, 2015

A one-kilometre-long oil slick believed to have leaked from a bulk carrier ship is fouling the waters and beaches of Vancouver’s scenic English Bay.

It is still not clear what type of type of oil has spilled into the bay, which is surrounded by the city’s downtown, the world renowned Stanley Park and numerous popular beaches.

But so far, an estimated 3,000 litres is believed to have seeped from a freighter named Marathassa. The spill was first spotted at 5 p.m. on Wednesday by a local boater. Read the rest of this entry

TransCanada delays Energy East, won’t build Quebec oil terminal

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