Encana conference call to update Kitimat, Horn River developments


Encana, one of the three partners in the KM LNG (Kitimat LNG project) will hold a conference call for executives and a simultaneous webcast, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. MT,  8 a.m. PT to update on its Horn River shale gas development and also Encana’s view of the Kitimat project. Encana’s partners are Apache Corp. and EOG.

A news release from Encana says

Encana Corporation (TSX, NYSE: ECA) will hold a conference call and
webcast for the investment community highlighting its Horn River
resource play on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. MT (11:00 a.m.
ET). The presentation will be hosted by members of Encana’s senior
management team and will include information detailing the company’s
strategy, resource play hub development model and operations in the Horn
River play, as well information on the Kitimat LNG project.
A live webcast of the conference call will also be available via Encana’s website, www.encana.com, under Investors/Presentations & events, or directly at the following


Webcast link:

The Calgary Herald is speculating that Encana may be either selling some assets or announce that it has found development partners. For those in the know in the Alberta oil patch the sudden announcement has people in Calgary wondering what the announcement will be.

The Herald also quotes one analyst as wondering what is holding up the Kitimat LNG project.

Phil Skolnick of Canaccord Genuity said he’s hoping for “some clarity” on where the company is at in the joint venture process, as well as what’s preventing Kitimat LNG from moving full-steam ahead.

“What are the essential bottlenecks?” Skolnick wondered

Editor’s note: 
With all the activity around town it’s certainly a surprise to hear the Kitimat project isn’t going “full steam ahead.” As far as Northwest Energy News is concerned if there were bottlenecks on the project at this end, the ever vigilant Kitimat rumour mill which has been churning another possible LNG project for more than a week now, would certainly have heard about it. Perhaps it is simply all the  unusually stormy weather we’ve been having all summer has slowed things down.