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Global supply glut threatens British Columbia’s LNG projects
The Globe and Mail | Brent Jang | April 7 2015
An oversupply of LNG globally means that many of the proposed projects in BC will not be viable. Despite this reality, the BC Liberal government still claims the industry will go ahead.
Petronas to decide on Canadian LNG project by June
The Financial Post | March 2 2015
After postponing their decision last year, Petronas expects to make a final investment decision on their Pacific Northwest LNG proposal by June of this year.
B.C. LNG work camps concern for northern towns, say mayors
Radio West | CBC | February 2, 2015
The mayor's of Kitimat and Fort St. John are grappling with the prospect of work camps being located within their city limits and what impact they may have upon local services such as health care,...
$500 million Douglas Channel LNG ‘advancing toward’ Final Investment Decision later this year
David Dyck | Alaska Highway News | February 2 2015
Partners have been confirmed for the Douglas Channel LNG proposal.
Chevron puts brakes on Kitimat LNG project
The Vancouver Sun | Rebecca Penty and Joe Carroll | January 30 2015
Due to falling prices and global competition, Chevron is putting a halt on spending on its Kitimat LNG proposal.
A Closer, Deflating Look at BC’s Natural Gas Jobs Claim
The Tyee | Andrew McLeod | January 14 2015
Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is calling the Province's LNG job estimates into question.
WCC LNG wades into environmental assessment process
Alaska Highway News
The WCC LNG project that is proposed for Prince Rupert by Exxon Mobil has started the process of seeking an environmental assessment approval from the federal and provincial governments.
Property values up in B.C. northwest communities tied to LNG industry
The Prince George Citizen | The Canadian Press | January 2, 2015
This years BC Assessments have shown an increase in property values in Kitimat and Terrace. In Kitimat, prices rose from $227,000 the previous year to $316,000, and in Terrace the value jumped from...
B.C. First Nations launch first legal challenge to LNG industry
James Munson | iPolitics | December 18 2014
The Nadleh Whuten and Nak'azdli First Nations have launched a judicial review of TransCanada's CoastalGaslink pipeline approval, citing a failure to meet the Crown's duty to consult.
$4.7 billion Coastal GasLink Pipeline passes environmental assessment
Pipeline News North | Peace Reporter | October 29, 2014
TransCanada's Coastal GasLink pipeline proposal has received its environmental assessment certificate from the provincial government. The pipeline would supply gas to the LNG Canada proposal in...
Northwest B.C.’s LNG boom is already a bust for some
Times Colonist | Gordon Hoekstra | October 27, 2014
The prospective LNG boom in northwestern BC is driving up housing prices for local residents, resulting in 'renovictions'.
Shell applauds B.C. for halving tax on multibillion-dollar LNG projects
Financial Post | Christopher Donville and Rebecca Penty | October 22, 2014
Amid unfavourable market conditions, the BC government has announced new tax breaks for the industry.
Chuck Chiang: Australia’s foray into LNG trade provides lessons for B.C.
Vancouver Sun | Chuck Chiang | September 28, 2014
Australia's experience with LNG development may have lessons for BC including cost overruns.
Why Gitxsan built a camp to blockade an LNG pipeline in BC’s north
Vancouver Observer | Mychaylo Prystupa | September 15, 2014
In late August, an Aboriginal protest group with the Gitxsan tribe in northern B.C. constructed a permanent camp in their territory to oppose LNG pipelines that they say do not have their hereditary...
Digby Island being considered as site for LNG export terminal
Northern View | Shaun Thomas | September 4, 2014
Digby Island near Prince Rupert is being considered for Nexen's Aurora LNG proposal.
Please Don’t LNG Us: An Open Letter To Christy Clark
Huffington Post Blog | G. Elijah Dann | May 27 2014
A letter writer raises some questions about LNG in this letter to BC Premier Christy Clark, including concerns about climate change and safety.
Apache cuts budget for Kitimat LNG project in 2014
Business in Vancouver | Richard Macedo | May 9 2014
The Apache Corporation is reducing spending on its Kitimat LNG proposal.
Don’t believe the hype about LNG development in B.C.
Rabble.ca | Marc Lee | April 30 2014
So far, LNG has lacked a real public debate. On one side, we have the drumbeat of the business press with coverage of the deals in the works (which, after a couple years, have yet to come to a final...
British Columbia rushes to approve LNG regime as global competition heats up
Financial Post | Yadullah Hussain | April 7 2014
The provincial government is rushing to finalize their fiscal regime for the LNG industry as numerous companies propose projects for the BC coast.
Terrace wants more control over work camps
The Terrace Standard | Josh Massey | March 7 2014
Terrace city council wants more control over the establishment of camps needed to house temporary workers. Currently, they have say over camps that are located within city boundaries but not those...
Ferry that will house 600 workers in Kitimat arrives in B.C.
The Province | Ian Austin | March 3 2014
Extreme housing pressures in Kitimat due to LNG prospects and Rio Tinto Alcan's smelter upgrade have resulted in a cruise ship being brought in the house workers.
Residents being ‘renovicted’ in northern B.C.
CBC Daybreak North | February 26 2014
Renters in Kitimat, B.C. are fighting back against sky-rocketing rental prices. Daybreak's Andrew Kurjata speaks with Prince Rupert host George Baker about why renters are gearing up against...
Ben Parfitt and David Hughes: Where will all the water come from for LNG?
The Province | Ben Parfitt & David Hughes | February 24 2014
One glaring problem with the provincial government’s strategy to turn B.C. into a LNG-exporting juggernaut is that it scuttles any chance B.C. has to be a climate-change leader. But equally...
Impasse deepens over B.C. LNG tax as Shell warns 7% levy not globally competitive
Financial Post | Jeff Lewis | February 20 2014
Shell is pushing back against the BC government's proposed LNG fiscal regime, seeking to reduce costs in order to make their LNG Canada project viable.
Carbon Footprint of BC LNG Boom Could Rival Oilsands
The Tyee | Alison Bailie | January 13 2013
Carbon pollution from BC's proposed LNG industry is significant as the emissions from extraction (including methane leakage), transportation and liquefaction add up. The Pembina Institute has...
Boundary changes for industrial corridors expected for at least 35 B.C. protected areas
The Vancouver Sun | Larry Pynn | December 18 2013
The Ministry of Environment is expecting applications for boundary changes to projected areas in BC, including changes to accommodation LNG pipelines.
CNOOC submits plan to build massive West Coast LNG project
The Province | Financial Post | November 29 2013
China’s CNOOC Ltd. has developed plans for a large LNG proposal at Grassy Point north of Prince Rupert and near the community Lax Kw'alaams. It has submitted an application to the National Energy...
B.C.‘s liquefied natural gas plan boosts immigrant workers
The Times Colonist | Rob Shaw | September 24 2013
It has become clear that hiring temporary foreign workers will be required to achieve the provincial government's labour requirements for LNG development. The Ministry of Natural Gas Development has...
Gas users warn LNG exports may impact Canada’s domestic supply
The Financial Post | Jeff Lewis | September 3 2013
Canadian manufacturers are raising concerns that Canada's plans for LNG exports could cause domestic supply shortages.
Is B.C. rushing headlong into a disastrous, tax-subsidized natural gas glut?
The Vancouver Sun | Stephen Hume | August 2 2013
Groups call on the provincial and federal governments to conduct a regional strategic economic and environmental assessment of an LNG industry in BC to consider the potential economic downsides.