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Shell says it will proceed with B.C. energy plans despite political uncertainty

Shell skullby Dan Healing, The Canadian Press, June 6, 2017

CALGARY — Royal Dutch Shell will forge ahead with its energy development plans in British Columbia regardless of the uncertainty swirling around the province’s political future, says the company’s Canadian country chair.

Energy investments in B.C. have been cast into doubt after the May 9 provincial election that saw the Liberals win 43 seats and the NDP take 41— a situation that gives the Green party the balance of power with their three seats. Read the rest of this entry

LNG Canada looks for new lead contractor on $40-billion proposal for Kitimat

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Artist’s rendering of the proposed LNG Canada project at Kitimat. (LNG Canada/flickr)

by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, December 10, 2016

The consortium proposing a $40 billion liquefied natural gas development at Kitimat is calling for bids to find a new lead construction contractor looking to shore up costs while the project is under an indefinite delay. Read the rest of this entry

Shell’s Kitimat LNG proposal is first to get key permit

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This rendering of the proposed project shows two of the LNG trains. (LNG Canada/flickr)

Joint venture is made up of Shell Canada, affiliates of PetroChina, Korea Gas and Mistubishi

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press, Jan 6, 2016

A joint venture company led by Shell has obtained the first permit to build a liquefied natural gas export facility in northern British Columbia, but the company has yet to make a final commitment to go ahead with the project. Read the rest of this entry

Shell Canada cutting back oilsands workforce

Jackpine Tar Sands mine will destroy wetlands and wildlife, First Nations say

Mine will create $17 billion in taxes, royalties and create 750 full time jobs, Shell says

Banner drop on Shell station in Vancouver, Oct 23, 2012.

Banner drop on Shell station in Vancouver, Oct 23, 2012.

Angela Sterritt CBC News, Dec 09, 2013

The largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world is about to get even bigger, but Alice Rigney is in no mood to celebrate.

Rigney was raised in Northern Alberta on the Athabasca River that now runs directly through multiple oil sands projects.

“That river is our lifeline and has been for thousands of years. It has always sustained us with fish, food, water and travel – everything,” said Rigney. Read the rest of this entry

Potentially damaging Jackpine oilsands mine expansion OK’d by Ottawa

A mine in the Tar Sands of northern Alberta.

A mine in the Tar Sands of northern Alberta, showing the “potentially damaging” impact of Tar Sands operations.

Environment minister says negative environmental effect is ‘justified in the circumstances’

CBC News/The Canadian Press, Dec 06, 2013

Shell Canada’s Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan has received the go-ahead from Ottawa, despite the environment minister’s view that it’s “likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.”  Read the rest of this entry

B.C.’s Sacred Headwaters to remain protected from drilling

Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012

Tahltan members protest Shell, 2007.

Tahltan members protest Shell, 2007.

Oil and gas development is to be banned from a 400,000-hectare area in northwestern British Columbia known as the Sacred Headwaters, The Globe and Mail has learned.

In an announcement, expected Tuesday, the B.C. government will confirm that Shell Canada Ltd. is immediately abandoning plans for drilling in the area where the headwaters of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine rivers are located. Read the rest of this entry