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