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Chevron in talks to sell minority stake in Kitimat LNG project: sources

Chevron gas stationAmong the parties in talks with Chevron for a possible stake in the Canadian LNG project are Petronas, the sources said

by John Tilak, Ernest Scheyder and David French, Financial Post,

TORONTO/HOUSTON — Chevron Corp is exploring options including the sale of a minority stake in its Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) project as it pushes ahead, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read the rest of this entry

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First Nations hereditary leader loses court fight in LNG case

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Indigenous leaders gather on Lelu island where the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation has set up camp to protest the construction of the Petronas LNG terminal. Photograph: SkeenaWatershed Coalition

by Brent Jang, Globe and Mail, Feb 28, 2018

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an application for a judicial review into whether Ottawa acted properly when it approved plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal in British Columbia, saying it is a moot point now because the project has been scrapped. Read the rest of this entry

Proposed LNG work camp south of Houston, BC

Coastal-GasLink mapApproximately 800 workers would be using the camp if Coastal GasLink pipeline built.

Interior News, Feb. 19, 2018

TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline is preparing to set up a work camp near Houston that would accommodate approximately 800 workers to support pipeline construction needs.

The Huckleberry Camp would be located approximately 28 kilometres south of Houston. Read the rest of this entry

TransCanada keeps LNG pipeline to northwest B.C. alive

lng tankerby Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, January 5, 2018

TransCanada continues to keep alive its $6-billion Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project to transport natural gas from northeast B.C. by pipeline to the coast despite uncertain market and economic conditions. Read the rest of this entry

Two killed in Kinder Morgan pipeline explosion

Steelhead LNG cancels plans for floating terminal

malahat-first-nation200 jobs, 30 years of revenue were estimated from proposed export facility outside Victoria

CBC News, Dec 4, 2017

Steelhead LNG  is no longer exploring a proposal for a liquefied natural gas terminal on south Vancouver Island.

The company announced plans in August 2015 to build a floating facility moored to shore with capacity to process up to six million tonnes of LNG per year. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. needs a full public inquiry into fracking, coalition says

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Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping water and chemicals deep into earth to fracture shale rock beds and release natural gas for extraction. (Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press)

Group calling on province to commit to public inquiry or commission into hydraulic fracturing

By Cory Correia, CBC News, November 6, 2017

A coalition of environmental, community and First Nation organizations is calling on the B.C. NDP to broaden a campaign promise to review fracking by instead ordering a full public inquiry or commission. Read the rest of this entry

‘Our blood is still on the land’: Tsimshian raise totem pole declaring victory over B.C. LNG project

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Members of Lax Kw’alaams, Metlakatla and the Tsimshian First Nations, among others, were present for the raising of a new totem pole on Lelu Island. (Vicki Manuel)

Pole is on island where construction of an LNG export terminal was cancelled in July

By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, October 23, 2017

Members of the Tsimshian First Nation have raised a new totem pole on Lelu Island in northwest B.C. to assert their stewardship over the land and celebrate the cancelation of a controversial liquefied natural gas project. Read the rest of this entry

Totem pole raised on Lelu after LNG project falls

Lelu Island totem pole 1More than 100 people came to the pole raising on Lelu Island after the end of Pacific NorthWest LNG

by Shannon Lough, The Northern View, October 21, 2017

In a stand of defiance against federal authorities, members of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and supporters raised a totem pole on Lelu Island on Oct. 20 to signify their claim to the land.

The occupation of Lelu Island began in 2015 on the site where Petronas proposed to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and it has continued even after the company abandoned its Pacific NorthWest LNG project in July. People who either took part or supported the resistance movement came to witness the totem pole being raised on a mound overlooking where the sea meets the Skeena River. Read the rest of this entry

Oil exploration company halts drilling near Gaspé, announces talks with First Nations

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Junex has several wells at its Galt site, located in the Gaspé. (Radio-Canada)

Junex’s consultations with Mi’kmaq leaders will last 4 months

CBC News, September 2, 2017

Under mounting pressure from First Nations leaders and environmental activists, an oil exploration company has agreed to temporarily halt drilling activities at their site in the Gaspésie and hold consultations with the surrounding M’ikmaq communities. Read the rest of this entry