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Townhall will update Kitimat on LNG projects

The Kitimat Northern Sentinel | Rod Link | January 20 2018

Kitimat residents are invited to a Jan. 27 townhall to gain the latest updates on planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects here and to learn more about the challenges affecting the industry.

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BC Green Party’s Andrew Weaver threatens to take down NDP over LNG

The Globe and Mail | Justine Hunter | January 18 2018

BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is threatening to bring down the province's six-month-old minority NDP government if Premier John Horgan courts potential investors for a liquefied natural gas

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LNG advocates rally for support

Prince George Citizen | Frank Peebles | January 18 2018

Proponents of the liquified natural gas industry took the stage Thursday at the final day of B.C. Natural Resources Forum to show unified support for further development.

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TransCanada forges ahead on B.C. gas pipeline, hits resistance

The Vancouver Sun | Gordon Hoekstra | January 18 2018

TransCanada is forging ahead with a revamped plan to build a $1.4-billion North Montney Mainline gas pipeline despite the death of the LNG project in northwest B.C. that had underpinned its

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Fantasy Island

Foreign Policy | Saul Elbein | January 16 2018

Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?

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B.C. Premier Horgan’s LNG push at odds with NDP emissions goals

The Globe and Mail | Justine Hunter | January 15 2018

ritish Columbia Premier John Horgan is heading off on a trade mission to Asia later this month, hoping to continue with the former BC Liberal government's quest to secure a liquefied natural gas

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Professional reliance or regulatory outsourcing?

West Coast Environmental Law Blog | Andrew Gage | January 11 2018

Over the last 15 years, BC’s environmental and public health laws have increasingly turned over these decisions to industry in the name of “professional reliance,” but we think the more

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Haisla Bridge – to renovate or to rebuild

The Kitimat Northern Sentinel | Rod Link | January 8 2018

Even after rehabilitation the current bridge might not cope if LNG goes ahead in Kitimat

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LNG pipeline for northwest B.C. still active

Smithers Interior News | Shannon Lough | January 7 2018

Despite the cancellation of the Pacific NorthWest LNG’s project on Lelu Island, the TransCanada Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project is still alive.

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TransCanada keeps LNG pipeline to northwest B.C. alive

The Vancouver Sun | Gordon Hoekstra | 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

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B.C.‘s LNG region experiences assessment deflation with projects on pause

The Vancouver Sun | Derrick Penner | January 4 2018

n a province of mostly rising property assessments, the one-time LNG boom town of Kitimat in British Columbia’s north west is in its third year of assessment deflation as plans to develop

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As LNG promise fades, property assessments decline in B.C.‘s north

CBC News | Andrew Kurjata | January 3 2018

While much of B.C. continues to see growth in assessed property values, communities in the province's northeast and northwest saw residential real estate numbers fall in a trend realtors have

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Hearings set for North Montney Mainline

Pipeline News North | January 3 2018

The National Energy Board has set out the schedule for a public hearing on NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s application for a variance to the earlier-approved North Montney Mainline.

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Shell mulls fate of much-delayed $40-billion LNG Canada project

Brent Jang | The Globe and Mail | December 29 2017

Shell Canada Ltd. says market conditions will dictate when it will make a final investment decision on a $40-billion joint venture to export liquefied natural gas from British Columbia.

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Trade tribunal’s ruling could derail future of LNG in B.C.

The Globe and Mail | Chris Gardner | December 11 2017

Canada just can't seem to get out of our own way when it comes to major infrastructure projects and responsible resource development. Political leaders and bureaucrats keep tripping us up with red

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Another proposed BC LNG project cancelled

The Times Colonist | Michael D. Reid | December 2 2017

The Malahat Nation and Steelhead LNG are no longer exploring the possibility of a liquefied natural gas project in the Saanich Inlet.

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Provincial government responds to anti-dumping duties

Kitimat Northern Sentinel | Rod Link | December 3 2017

The provincial government says it recognizes that federal anti-dumping duties would boost the capital costs of LNG plants and infrastructure projects in B.C.

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WCC LNG office to close in Rupert

Prince Rupert Northern View | Shannon Lough | December 3 2017

The LNG project on City of Prince Rupert land is taking another step back to assess its plans.

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FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China

Smithers Interior News | Grace Kennedy | November 22 2017

FortisBC has made Canada’s first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China, with a container of natural gas from its Delta storage facility departing Port of Vancouver in the early morning

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The B.C. advantage in Alaska

Business in Vancouver | Nelson Bennett | November 21 2017

Canadian liquefied natural gas projects face new competitor and new duties on LNG modules

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TransCanada forecasting LNG exports from B.C. to start in 2027

Energetic City | Chris Newton | November 17 2017

TransCanada’s NOVA Gas Transmission division is forecasting that the first LNG exports from the B.C. Coast could be setting sail in ten years’ time.

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Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako continues to raise LNG pipeline concerns

Houston Today | November 14 2017

Wood fibre utilization and spruce beetle among concerns

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Pregnant women potentially exposed to high levels of benzene in British Columbia: a pilot study rais

Udemnouvelles | November 13 2017

A new study shows pregnant women living near natural-gas "fracking" sites have concentrations of a benzene biomarker in their urine that are over three times higher than other Canadians'.

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Fracking Company Ordered to Drain Two Unauthorized Dams in B.C.’s Northeast

DeSmog Canada | Ben Parfitt | November 10 2017

The provincial government has ordered Progress Energy to drain virtually all of the water trapped behind two massive dams the company built in violation of key provincial regulations.

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Did China just blow B.C.’s LNG hopes out of the water?

Business in Vancouver | Nelson Bennett | November 9 2017

Just three and a half months after Petronas and its partners pulled the plug on a $36 billion liquefied natural gas project in B.C., one of the partners has reappeared in Alaska.

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Coastal GasLink relocates route plan

Houston Today | November 7 2017

TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline Limited is hoping to amend its proposed pipeline route near Burns Lake.

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Opinion: B.C. needs a full public inquiry into fracking

Vancouver Sun | Ben Parfitt | November 6 2017

Last year, more natural gas was produced in British Columbia than at any point in the past decade.

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LNG Alliance, Woodfibre LNG, sound alarm over trade tariffs

The Squamish Chief | Steven Chua | November 6 2017

Proponents of liquefied natural gas — including Squamish’s Woodfibre LNG — are speaking against a federal anti-dumping tariff that they say could stifle the industry’s growth in Canada.

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B.C. Using Kitimat Smelter Workers as ‘Guinea Pigs’ for Air Pollution Monitoring, Union Says

DeSmog Canada | Carol Linnitt | November 6 2017

In October, B.C. Premier John Horgan made a visit to the Rio Tinto Alcan smelter on the banks of the Douglas Channel in Kitimat.

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B.C. LNG backers plot to fight Ottawa’s anti-dumping duty

The Globe and Mail | Brent Jang | October 31 2017

Backers of B.C. liquefied natural gas projects say they will fight Ottawa's anti-dumping duty imposed on imported modules, warning that Canada is at risk of being shut out of the global LNG industry.

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