Tag Archives: energy media

Bitumen or no bitumen? That is the question in the pipeline

Energy On Thursday, Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel told Reuters that the company “would prefer to supply natural gas to the Kitimat liquefied natural gas plant in British Columbia over any other export project in western Canada.” That immediately raised a question in the northwest is Enbridge thinking of replacing the Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline with a natural gas pipeline? Or is it planning two pipelines? So far Enbridge has not responded to a request from  Northwest Coast Energy news for clarification. This afternoon, Jeff Lewis…

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We’re not afraid of Kitimat, Oregon rivals say, as papers filed for LNG export terminal permit

Energy The Jordan Cove Energy Project, often cited by energy industry experts as Kitimat’s chief west coast rival as a liquified natural gas export project,  sent a $50 filing fee to the United States Treasury on Friday,  thus notifying the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the company  is seeking to export liquified natural gas from its planned $3.5 billion terminal at Coos Bay, Oregon. Although testimony at June’s National Energy Board hearings cited Coos Bay as a rival that could take LNG business away…

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Links: Japan seeking more sources of LNG

Energy LNG Links Post-earthquake Japan is said to be one of the main markets for liquified natural gas that will flow through the LNG terminals under construction and proposed for the port of Kitimat. Since the earthquake Japan has been making major purchases of LNG from both Qatar and Russia. The Doha, Qatar-based, Gulf Times is reporting: Qatar LNG exports to Japan up Qatar is about to overtake Indonesia as the third-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas to Japan, which has been increasing LNG imports…

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“Front End Engineering” begins for BC LNG

Energy The Hart Energy  E&P (exploration and production) newsletter is reporting that an Overland,  Kansas based company, Black & Veatch,  a multi-billion dollar, employee-owned engineering firm founded in 1915,  is beginning front end engineering (FEED) for the second proposed Kitimat liquified natural gas facility, BC LNG. Although no information appears on the Black & Veatch website, the newsletter quotes Tom Tatham, the managing director of  Douglas Channel Gas Services Ltd, the company which will contract with energy firms wanting to export through the BC LNG…

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Energy media turns its eyes on Kitimat, LNG and Enbridge

The prospect of Kitimat becoming a major port for export of Liquified Natural Gas was bound eventually to spark interest in the media covering the energy sector. This week, photos of Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan turned up on as the lead on stories in Alberta Oil magazine and The Financial Post. In Alberta Oil’s Export visions stoke deep divisons in a coastal town, the longest of the two articles,  feature writer Jeff Lewis, puts the history of Kitimat into some perspective for the Alberta oil patch. …

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Three pipeline builders race to reach new markets Keystone, TMX and Gateway: Alberta Oil

Alberta Oil    Three pipeline builders race to reach new markets Keystone, TMX and Gateway – radically different but equally controversial Pipelines have never been so popular. For years, the steel conduits followed unseen routes. They carried rivers of crude oil beneath city and town alike, rarely drawing so much as a passing thought from those who depended on their valuable cargo. Today, proposals by Kinder Morgan Canada, Enbridge Inc. and TransCanada Corp. face fierce opposition in a bid to carry more Canadian crude oil…

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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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The case for co-operation Why Shawn Atleo and Pat Daniel should have lunch: Alberta Oil

Alberta Oil The case for co-operation Why Shawn Atleo and Pat Daniel should have lunch A great, though as-yet untapped, ally in the quest to deliver Alberta crude to the Far East could be Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, who in the same Globe piece lamented the glacial pace of treaty negotiations and the resulting impact on industrial development. “What we have is the potential for perpetual and repeated conflict,” Chief Atleo told the paper. “That doesn’t do anyone any good. It…

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Shale Gas, LNG & the Coming Impact of Wet Shale: Energy Tribune

Energy Tribune Shale Gas, LNG & the Coming Impact of Wet Shale The first hint that the paradigm was not shifting so much as shattering was in 2009 when the planned Kitimat terminal in British Columbia was reborn as an export terminal. The gas would come from western Canada’s Horn River and Montney shales. Pre-2009, the theory was that gas imported to Kitimat would compete for Asian markets with gas from Australia and Peru. Post 2014, when the terminal will be completed, BC gas will…

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