Shell says it will proceed with B.C. energy plans despite political uncertainty
, 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
‘Global industry challenges’ delay LNG Canada’s Kitimat project
Consortium says liquefied natural gas facility in Kitimat, B.C., still ‘a promising opportunity’
The Canadian Press, July 12, 2016
Instability in global energy markets has caused the international partners in a proposed liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, B.C., to delay their final decision on the venture indefinitely.
LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz said in a conference call Monday that a drop in natural gas prices around the world, particularly in Asia, has made the project too expensive for now. Read the rest of this entry
Haisla Nation in tough waiting game as LNG delayed
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
Royal Dutch Shell casts fresh doubt on B.C. LNG project due to funding
by Yadullah Hussain, Financial Post, May 5, 2016
Royal Dutch Shell Plc. has cast doubts its liquefied natural gas export project in British Columbia will secure a final investment decision (FID) by the end of this year, further dashing the province ’s hopes of shipping LNG by 2020.
Shell’s LNG Canada in Kitimat is competing for funding dollars with two other company LNG projects, both in the United States, as well as with a chemicals plant in Pennsylvania, within the next 12 months, chief financial officer Simon Henry told investors during a conference call Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry
Shell Refinery Fined $77,000 for Releasing Toxins Near Swinomish Reservation
by Richard Walker, Indian Country Today, Dec 1, 2015
Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery near the Swinomish Reservation has been fined $77,000 by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries for an uncontrolled release of toxins that sickened residents and sent at least two people to the hospital.
Penalty money will be placed in the workers’ compensation supplemental pension fund, which helps workers and families, Labor & Industries reported November 20.
Shell abandons Alaska Arctic drilling
Oil giant’s US president says hugely controversial drilling operations off Alaska will stop for ‘foreseeable future’ as drilling finds little oil and gas
by Terry Macalister, The Guardian, September 28, 2015
Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant environmentalists described as “an unmitigated defeat” for big oil.
The Anglo-Dutch company had repeatedly stressed the enormous hydrocarbon potential of the far north region in public, but in private began to admit it had been surprised by the popular opposition it faced.
Shell said today it had made a marginal discovery of oil and gas with its summer exploration in the Chukchi Sea but not enough to continue to the search for the “foreseeable” future.
The Oilsands: First Nations struggle to save traditions while profiting from boom
By Marty Klinkenberg, Edmonton Journal, December 15, 2013
FORT CHIPEWYAN — On a hill overlooking Lake Athabasca, the big water that sustained their forefathers for 9,000 years, a dozen residents of Fort Chipewyan gather in a teepee with the legs and shoulders of a freshly killed caribou before them. Read the rest of this entry
Shell consortium gets nod for 25-year LNG export licence
The Canadian Press, Feb 25, 2013
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