Another big energy company is looking for a way to get its shale gas from northeastern British Columbia to the lucrative markets of East Asia.
Nexen wants to find a partner with expertise in producing and selling liquefied natural gas, said Marvin Romanow, chief executive officer. The Calgary-based company last month opened the books on its shale-gas resources for review by interested parties.
“We looked for folks with good contacts in LNG,” Romanow said
Canadian Press reported:
Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) is on the hunt for a partner to help develop its vast holdings in the Horn River Basin. LNG expertise would be attractive in a partner, but Nexen is open to a variety of marketing strategies for its gas, chief executive Marvin Romanow said.
“I think you want to think about treating your market access as a portfolio, not as a single killer strategy.”
So it is likely that Nexen and its prospective partners, whether from Asia or North America, will be next in line of “gentleman callers” making their way to Kitimat to check out Douglas Channel.
While we weren’t looking at shale gas five years ago, today we have captured significant resource potential-enough to double our current proved reserves-in the heart of one of North America’s best shale gas plays. We are improving productivity and driving down costs as we improve equipment utilization, drill longer wells and initiate more fracs per well.
Shale gas can be brought on quickly, fuels our short-term growth and complements the larger projects in our portfolio.
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PDF of Nexen’s Powerpoint presentation. (On the Nexen investor page, lower right)
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That G.D. fracking uses a stupendous amount of water wasted. Not only that, fracking pollutes, the clean underground water, for absolutely hundreds of miles.
We are to reduce fossil fuels by, 80% in 2020. BC is our province. We are sick to death of the greedy giant corporations, polluting, and raping our province. All of BC’s natural resources and assets have been stolen, from the people. And now, they want to turn our beautiful province, into a polluted wasteland.
There is an abundance of renewable energy. Thermal, wind and solar. Idiot politicians seem to think, we can drink oil and gas. Eat gold, silver and copper. Grow foods, in contaminated soil. Eat poisoned animals and fish, breathe poisoned air and flood our valuable farmlands, and farmlands taken over by urban sprawl. Poison our lakes, river, oceans, streams and soils….Well, I guess, after these greedy, wealthy corporations poison absolutely everything, they will have to eat their money for food, and catch acid raindrops to drink. Man is the most destructive animal on earth…and oh I forgot, man is even managing to pollute space with debris.
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