NEB hearings on KM LNG confirmed for Kitimat, June 7, 2011

Northwest Coast Energy News

By Robin Rowland

The National Energy Board has confirmed  on its website
that  the export licence hearings for the KM  LNG will go ahead in
Kitimat at the Riverlodge Community Centre on June 7, 2011, beginning at
9 a.m.

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National Energy Board officials brief residents of Kitimat on the ground rules for the hearings on the KM LNG export licence, March 6, 2011. (Robin Rowland/Northwest Coast Energy News)

After an information meeting held  by NEB staff on March 6, 2011, there had been fears in the Kitimat community that since NEB policy calls for a hearing to be held where it is most convenient for stake holders and because the deadline for filing for intervenor status or information letters was just one week after the meeting, that the hearings might actually take place in Alberta.

Link to NEB documents  B01 – Application to export LNG for a period of 20 years (GH-1-2011)

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Apache Executive: Kitimat LNG Export Terminal Project Under Way: Dow Jones

From Dow Jones via Automated Trader

Apache Executive: Kitimat LNG Export Terminal Project Under Way

The head of Apache Corp.’s (APA) Canadian business said Tuesday that work has begun on the company’s planned Kitimat liquefied natural gas export facility and that the first super-chilled natural gas could be shipped from there by late 2015.

Timothy Wall, Apache’s regional vice president for Canada, said during the Houston company’s annual investor meeting that he expects the project will receive gas export permits “by the end of the year.”

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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 compete in Asian markets against Australian, Peruvian and many more LNG exporters who had seen one leg of the three-legged world gas stool of North America, Europe and Asian markets sawn off.

This year we are seeing talk of LNG exports from another terminal near
Kitimat and possibly even from Oregon. But the big game changer occurred
in May 2010 when Cheniere Energy, operator of the Sabine Pass LNG
terminal on the Gulf of Mexico announced plans to export US gas from
2014 – a plan quickly added to by other operators in Cameron LA and
Galveston.