Apache names new boss for Kitimat LNG project

Apache Corporation, of Houston, Texas,  the main backer of the Kitimat LNG development announced a management shakeup Tuesday, May 31, including  a new boss for the Kitimat project. According to a news release issued by Apache, “Graham Lawton was named vice president – liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, leading the Kitimat project team for the LNG facility and Pacific Trail Pipelines.” Lawton is a new comer to Apache but has 30 years experience in the natural gas industry. The news release describes Lawton  this way: Lawton joined…

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Kitimat LNG Project Granted Extension: 250 News

250 News Kitimat LNG Project Granted Extension The proponents of the liquefied natural gas terminal to be built near Kitimat now have more time to start up construction.    The Environmental Assessment Office has granted an extension to the Kitimat LNG Operating General Partnership’s environmental assessment certificate. Under the original certificate, substantial construction had to be underway on the LNG terminal by June 1st of this year. The Kitimat LNG Operating Partnership must now have substantial construction started on the project prior to June 1ST of…

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Canada firms may miss Chinese market   Enbridge VP warns energy sector must act: Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald Canada firms may miss Chinese market  Enbridge VP warns energy sector must act If Canada’s energy firms don’t start exporting to China now, others might beat them to it, according to an Enbridge Inc. vice-president.   The warning by Byron Neiles, who heads up major projects for the Calgary-based company, was one of several made by industry voices to delegates at a national forum in Calgary on doing business with Hong Kong, hosted by the Hong Kong Canada Business Association.  They argued the window…

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Shell says it’s looking at B.C. Coast for new LNG terminal: Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun Shell says it’s looking at B.C. Coast for new LNG terminal Shell Canada says it is investigating the potential for a new liquid natural gas terminal to be located on the B.C. coast. Shell “is interested in, and currently exploring LNG opportunities along the B.C. coast,” Stephen Doolan, of Shell’s media relations department said in an email to The Sun. “We are early in the evaluation process so do not have specific details but are pursuing opportunities,” he said. “Natural gas is a…

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Tar Sands Express – Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline or the Railway? Watershed Sentinel

Watershed Sentinel Tar Sands Express – Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline or the Railway? As billionaires invest in the railways and oil tanker traffic skyrockets along the BC coast, it looks as though the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline may have been a ruse all along  – a classic “bait and switch” – with a number of PR payoff ….  By autumn 2008, CN Rail approached the Alberta government with its plan to move tar sands oil.  Alberta’s Energy Minister at the time, Mel Knight, told Dow…

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No real need for pipeline between oilsands and West Coast: bureaucrat: Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun No real need for pipeline between oilsands and West Coast: bureaucrat A multi-billion dollar pipeline project that would link the oilsands region to the coast of British Columbia offers new export capacity that the Canadian industry does not really need, senior bureaucrats have told the federal government…   The details of the federal assessment were released in over 300 pages of internal documents from Natural Resources Canada, obtained by Postmedia News, which also noted rising public opposition to Enbridge’s proposed project over concerns about…

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First Nations “manipulated” by Americans on Enbridge: National Post columnist

National Post Columnist Peter Foster   Big Green blocks oil sands Northern Gateway is being ostensibly opposed by native groups. The question is how far those groups are being manipulated -and paid -by the green movement. Two weeks ago, aboriginal protestors ululated and banged on their drums outside the Enbridge annual meeting. They have also appeared at bank meetings, including that a few weeks ago of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh. They are a permanent fixture at UN climate meetings….  And just how…

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National Post editorial board: Ottawa isn’t the oil sands’ enemy, Edmonton is

National Post Editorial National Post editorial board: Ottawa isn’t the oil sands’ enemy, Edmonton is There’s an old adage in Alberta politics that when all else fails, bash Ottawa. Well, Alberta’s Tory government must feel itself at risk of failure, because it has begun making far-fetched claims about how its federal cousins ­­– Stephen Harper’s new Tory majority — have suddenly turned into anti-oil sands hypocrites bent on hobbling the project’s development with new environmental regulations just to win favour with central Canadian voters.

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Alaska pipeline development doesn’t bode well for NWT project: Alberta Oil

Alberta Oil Magazine  Darren Campbell column   Alaska pipeline development doesn’t bode well for NWT project As everyone returns to the office after the Victoria Day long weekend, supporters of the star-crossed Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) are left to wonder what the future holds for the $16.2 billion proposed pipeline scheme now that BP plc and ConocoPhillips have announced they are dropping out of the race to build an Alaska natural gas pipeline. What does a couple of Big Oil companies giving up on their…

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NEB Northern Gateway Joint Review info sessions set for NW BC

The National Energy Board Joint Review Panel on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project  has set the dates for information sessions regarding future hearings in communities across northwestern British Columbia and Alberta. These are short information sessions about the joint review process and not full hearings. The NEB says, “These sessions will provide information and guidance on the joint review process and participation options.” Dates are Kitimat, BC, 16 June,   5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Riverlodge Community Centre Prince Rupert, BC, 15 June, 7…

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