The Edmonton Journal is quoting David Black as saying in Fate of proposed Kitimat refinery to be determined within 60 days:
British Columbia newspaper magnate David Black says he’ll know in about 60 days whether his controversial idea for a new refinery on the West Coast will move forward or die a quiet death.
In a recent interview, Black said he has signed memorandums of agreement with parties interested in the idea of a $15-billion refinery at Kitimat, done some preliminary design work and talked to financial backers — though any deal has a long way to go.
“I’ve been pulling threads together — potential customers, financiers, government, First Nations — and they should all be saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ within 60 days.”
If the parties say “yes,” there would be two years of regulatory approvals required before construction could begin, he said.