The group hopes to ally with 60 Indigenous tribes in Ecuador to help them fight Chevron in Canadian court
By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 27, 2017
Canadian Indigenous leaders witnessed first hand this week the devastation and pollution left behind by oil companies in Indigenous lands in Ecuador.
“What we’ve witnessed here is tragic…shocking,” said former Assembly of First Nations (AFN) leader Phil Fontaine, speaking from Quito via telephone. Read the rest of this entry
The Haisla Nation, which supports two of the leading proposed major LNG projects in B.C., is in a tough waiting game as the projects remain in limbo.
Activity on both the $25-billion to $40-billion Shell-led LNG Canada project and the $12-billion Chevron-led Kitimat LNG project proposed for the Kitimat area in northwest B.C., where the Haisla claim traditional territory, have slowed to a crawl. Read the rest of this entry
Shell announces earnings down 44 per cent on low oil and gas prices
By Karin Larsen, CBC News, Feb 04, 2016
The huge LNG Canada export project proposed for Kitimat appears to have suffered a setback with Royal Dutch Shell announcing it will postpone its final investment decision.
The announcement comes on the heels of Shell releasing 2015 fourth-quarter results which show a 44 per cent slump in earnings due largely to the slump in oil prices. Read the rest of this entry
1st project to be approved under combined provincial and federal process
CBC News, June 18, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C., has received conditional environmental approvals from both the province and the federal government under an expedited environmental review process.
Under the new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act passed in 2012, British Columbia performs the environmental review process and that assessment is used by the federal government when it gives its approval. Read the rest of this entry
Chevron Corp. is significantly slowing spending on the Kitimat liquefied natural gas project in Canada amid a crash in crude prices and global competition.
The San Ramon, California-based producer’s move follows Petroliam Nasional Bhd.’s December delay of a final investment decision on its C$36 billion ($28 billion) Canadian LNG project and BG Group Plc’s pause of development at its Pacific Coast proposal in the country in October.
TransCanada Corp. has announced plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to help deliver natural gas to an LNG project proposed by Chevron and Apache near Kitimat. The Calgary-based company now has four major natural gas pipelines planned in the region totalling $12.6 billion in investment.
The Merrick Mainline Pipeline Project will run 260 kilometres from Dawson Creek, in ‘s resource-rich northeast, to Summit Lake, where Chevron and Apache’s Pacific Trail Pipeline begins. Pacific Trail will deliver gas the rest of the way to the coast, where the resource will be chilled into a liquid state and exported abroad via tanker. Read the rest of this entry