Paul Rudan, Campbell River Mirror, June 13, 2013
A new pipeline to Campbell River is needed before the former Elk Falls mill site can be converted into a liquified natural gas (LNG) plant.
RT.com, 14 Jun 2013
In 2012 the global trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) has suffered its first annual drop after three consecutive decades of expansion.
The Associated Press, Vancouver Sun, June 11, 2013
Global energy corporations are "dead serious" about investing in B.C., said provincial Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman
Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun, June 7, 2013
When Premier Christy Clark takes the wraps off her new and expanded cabinet in Vancouver today, the most urgent to-do list will be the one handed to the minister in charge of fulfilling her promise to establish a liquefied natural gas industry.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Jun 02 2013
VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark will announce her new cabinet on Friday: Pity the new energy minister who has to find a credible way to power all her liquefied natural gas ambitions, while managing a gaping financial hole in BC Hydro’s books.
David Suzuki, Rabble.ca, May 28 2013
B.C. appears to be pinning its economic hopes on natural gas – much of it obtained by fracking. While the world should be turning from fossil fuels to cleaner energy and conservation, we’re poised to dig ourselves deeper into the climate-altering carbon hole.
Arthur Caldicott, CBC On the Island, May 29 2013
Host Gregor Craigie talks with Arthur Caldicott about Quicksilver Resources acquisition of the Elk Falls mill site in Campbell River, and its intention to evaluate it for an LNG export facility.
Neil Cameron, Campbell River Courier Islander, May 28, 2013
The new owners of the Elk Falls mill site say they will be engaging First Nations and the local community as it begins feasibility studies on possible uses for the property.
And one of those uses may include Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), said David Erdman, Manager, Investor and Media Relations for Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc.
“Quicksilver will engage with the province to start the process of assessing the site for remediation and we intend to engage First Nations and the local community as site development possibilities emerge,” said Erdman. “We will engage stakeholders early and often through this process, and we’ll have broader communications issued as soon as possible.”
Kevin Grandia, Vancouver Observer, May 27 2013
The BC provincial government has been throwing around some big numbers and promises with the planned expansion of natural gas operations, but one large number they are not mentioning is the millions of tonnes of heat-trapping methane gas they are not reporting in official government documents.
Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, April 11 2013
A BC Hydro policy that slaps extra costs onto major new industrial customers could prompt natural gas producers to “abandon their plans” to support an international LNG export industry, according to documents obtained by The Vancouver Sun.
CBC News, Mar 31, 2013
Pipeline will run 450 km from Prince George to Kitimat
Nearly one hundred costumed demonstrators marched to Chevron's North Burnaby refinery on Saturday, protesting the company's involvement in the proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline.
Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post, March 21 2013
While Ottawa agreed in Budget 2013 to extend tax breaks for manufacturers for two years, a request by developers of liquefied natural gas terminals on Canada’s West Coast to receive similar tax savings fell on deaf ears.
Kent Spencer, The Province, March 7 2013
Controversial Indonesian billionaire Sukanto Tanoto has purchased an industrial site in Squamish for the purposes of exporting liquefied natural gas.
But the self-educated entrepreneur has been criticized for environmental practices elsewhere in his $12 billion industrial empire, raising questions about his B.C. venture.
Environmental watchers say Tanoto’s logging company, APRIL, has a checkered record in cutting down Indonesia’s rainforests and destroying wildlife habitat.
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Feb. 28 2013
OTTAWA — The federal government is opening a vast new frontier for oil and gas activity in Nunavut’s high Arctic with a call for companies to indicate their interest in bidding for exploration rights.
Michael Smyth & David Hughes, Post Carbon Institute, followed by A.J. Goodman, Shale Resource Centre for Canada, CKNW, Feb 27 2013
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, Feb. 25 2013
It will be years before Canadian natural gas heats Asian homes. But as the industry considers billions of dollars of investment to export liquefied natural gas, it faces a difficult path to shipping its energy overseas.
Pamela McCall & David Hughes, CFAX, Feb 23 2013
In this landmark report, PCI Fossil Fuel Fellow David Hughes takes a far-ranging and painstakingly researched look at the prospects for various unconventional fuels to provide energy abundance for the United States in the 21st Century. While the report examines a range of energy sources, the centerpiece of “Drill, Baby, Drill” is a critical analysis of shale gas and shale oil (tight oil) and the potential of a shale “revolution.”
|Executive Summary||Full Report||Shale Maps||Shale Graphs|
Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, Feb 23 2013
Conserving key to energy independence concludes geologist David Hughes.
Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, Feb 19 2013
A former investment banker says the explosion in shale gas development, such as frenzied activity in northern B.C., was a financial mania largely driven by Wall Street bankers intent on capitalizing upon a record $46-billion worth of mergers and acquisitions that shook up the troubled industry in 2011.
Matthew L Wald, New York Times, Feb 15 2013
Electricity prices in New England have been four to eight times higher than normal in the last few weeks, as the region’s extreme reliance on natural gas for power supplies has collided with a surge in demand for heating.
Elena Schor, elenaschor.com, Feb 15 2013
Remember last week, when TransCanada threw a jab at Keystone XL opponents by unveiling a “plan A” to move more than a half-million barrels of oil-sands crude out of Alberta — no matter what happens to the infamous pipeline – by converting parts of its natural gas Mainline to run oil?
Alfred Sorensen, CBC Early Edition, Feb 15 2013
Alfred Sorensen of Pieridae Energy says LNG in BC is not as promising as Premier Clark states. Challenges include upstream gas production, fracking, water, power requirements. 10 million tonnes per annum plant may need 400 megawatts of electricity capacity. Mr. Sorensen was a partner in Galveston LNG which first proposed the Kitimat LNG project now owned by Chevron and Apache.
Bob Simpson, Georgia Straight, Feb 14 2013
Forestry, mining, and agriculture all made cameo appearances in this week’s throne speech, but liquefied natural gas (LNG) had the starring role.