LNG Canada chief executive says it will move ‘immediately’ into construction
Construction is going ahead on a massive, $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C., hours after five primary investors from five different countries granted their approval for the joint venture.
The LNG Canada project will see a pipeline carrying natural gas from Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. to a new processing plant on the coast in Kitimat. There, the gas would be liquefied for overseas export. 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
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. Read the rest of this entry