Rio Tinto, Shell LNG on shopping spree in China: Financial Times

Britain’s Financial Times today chose two Kitimat related companies to highlight how western business is turning more and more to China. Shell turns to Asian suppliers in US shale race  (Registration/subscription required) Royal Dutch Shell has said it will deploy more … Continue reading

Kitimat Votes: Douglas Channel Watch soft launches new website

The Kitimat environmental group Douglas Channel Watch has soft launched a new website. It can be found at douglaschannelwatch.ca. At the moment the site redirects to the web designer site, as that company continues to build the site. Full operation … Continue reading

Coastal GasLink pipeline opens environmental assessment process

The Coastal Gaslink pipeline proposal  to bring natural gas to Kitimat for the Shell LNG Canada project is now entering the 45 day public comment environmental assessment period. It opens on March 21, 2014 and closes May 5, 2014. Coastal … Continue reading

LNG Canada passes first step in BC environmental review, to hold LNG demonstration at Mt. Elizabeth Theatre

LNG Canada, the project led by Shell Canada Energy, has passed the first step in the environmental review process for the liquified natural gas plant and terminal. LNG Canada said Tuesday that the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office has  approved … Continue reading

Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf and land options to LNG Canada

  Rio Tinto has signed an option agreement with the LNG Canada project “to acquire or lease a wharf and associated land at its port facility” in Kitimat. A news release from Rio Tinto’s head office in London says: “The … Continue reading

Commentary: In the tanker study, the District of Kitimat was missing in action

The list of participants in the oil spill preparedness and response study released last week by the federal government shows two glaring no shows, the District of Kitimat and Rio Tinto Alcan. The Haisla Nation and the Gitga’at Nation did … Continue reading

LNG Canada aims to be “first out of the gate” in the rush to develop in Kitimat

LNG Canada says it wants to be “first out of the gate” in the competitive race to send BC’s liquified natural gas to Asian markets. The company held a well attended open house at the Kitimat Rod and Gun on … Continue reading

LNG Canada maps air shed study area

Two of the maps filed by the LNG Canada project with provincial and federal environmental assessment agencies look at the air quality problems from the project, including the controversial prospect of cumulative problems from multiple industrial projects in the Kitimat … Continue reading

New poll shows some people in Vancouver more in favour of Northern Gateway

A poll released this morning by Insights West, and already being heavily promoted by Enbridge Northern Gateway claims to show: “Opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has subsided over the past 10 months in British Columbia, with the … Continue reading

Kitimat in “horse race” with Australian LNG project Chevron says

Kitimat LNG is in a “horse race” with an LNG project in Western Australia–and at this point, according to the Australian media–Kitimat is winning, even though the Australian Gorgon project is much further ahead while the Kitimat LNG project at … Continue reading