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Company pursues ‘aggressive’ northwestern BC liquefied natural gas timeline by Anna Killen, posted on the Terrace Standard

Kitsault Energy, the company wishing to build a liquefied natural gas facility close to the near-abandoned town of Kitsault, says it’s working within an “aggressive timeline” to bring its project through to the development and operational stage of the process. The privately-owned company, which filed its 25-year natural gas export licence application with the National Energy Board (NEB) late last year, is looking to catch up to other LNG proponents in the area, some who have already been given the green light by the NEB with permits to export LNG. [Read More…]  

Report To Prime Minister: First Nations Engagement Is Necessary To Enable Energy Export Potential by Bull Housser & Tupper LLP, posted on Mondaq

A recent report commissioned by the federal government suggests that Canada must change its relationship with First Nations if the country is to develop the infrastructure necessary to increase energy exports. British Columbia is home to vast natural gas reserves. Economic growth from the development and export of oil and gas from British Columbia and Alberta will benefit all of Canada. Almost all energy exports from Canada currently flow to the U.S. Expanding the export market requires the construction of pipelines and coastal terminals to enable shipping to overseas markets. Already, there are proposals for two oil pipelines, an oil refinery, at least ten natural gas liquefaction facilities, and six natural gas pipeline projects in British Columbia. [Read More…]  

Fuel liquefied natural gas operations in B.C. with renewable electric energy: report by Dirk Meissner, posted on the Vancouver Sun

Oil and gas companies planning to develop liquefied natural gas operations in British Columbia should be forced — or strongly encouraged — by the provincial government to run their plants with renewable electric energy instead of greenhouse gas-emitting natural gas, says a Clean Energy Canada report released Wednesday. [Read More…]  

BC, Woodside to negotiate LNG deal by Kathrine Schmidt, posted on UpStream Online

The Canadian province of British Columbia has signed a deal giving negotiating rights to Australia player Woodside to export liquefied natural gas from a terminal at the province’s Grassy Knoll area. It is the second such approval signed by the province, which signed a similar agreement with Aurora LNG in November. “Every step forward brings us closer to realizing the opportunity presented by LNG, bringing billions in investment and 100,000 new jobs throughout the province,” premier Christy Clark said. [Read More…]

Australia’s Woodside wins B.C. approval for LNG project by Brent Jang, posted on the Globe and Mail

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. of Australia has won the right to acquire land in northwestern British Columbia for a liquefied natural gas project after reaching a deal with the provincial government. The B.C. government had been holding discussions with Woodside and two other LNG proponents for the property at the south site of Grassy Point, near Prince Rupert. [Read More…]

210MW Nulki Hills put on view, posted on ReNews

Canadian developer Innergex Renewable Energy will present the 210MW Nulki Hills wind project in British Columbia to the host community later this month as part of the provincial environmental approval process. A public open house is scheduled 27 January. Comments on Innergex’s proposed environmental studies and scope may be submitted through 21 February. [Read More…]

Strong energy sector means strong communities by Lori Ackerman, posted on The Province

Pipelines have played a key role in developing this province, especially for the robust energy economy of B.C.’s northeast. I expect that positive relationship not just to continue but to grow. As an example, the Joint Review Panel has recently recommended approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline with conditions. [Read More…]  

BC Energy Minister counters Dix Hydro comments, posted on CFJC TV

BC’s Minister of Energy and Mines is countering comments made by BC-NDP Leader Adrian Dix in Kamloops Tuesday. Dix says accuses the Liberal government of not doing enough to mitigate the impact of impending BC Hydro increases — slated to jump 28% over the next 5 years.  [Read More…]  

B.C. pitches more mining investment by Tom Fletcher, posted on Alberni Valley News

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett made a pitch to Toronto-based mining companies to invest in B.C. Tuesday, after pressing Ottawa for approval of one of the mine projects being opposed by local aboriginal people. It was Bennett’s second trip to Ottawa in as many months to seek federal cabinet approval of the New Prosperity copper and gold mine near Williams Lake. Bennett said in an interview from Toronto Tuesday he expects to have an answer by the end of February. [Read More…]  

British Columbia Wind Market: Plagued By Uncertainty, Or Ripe With Opportunity? by Joseph Bebon, posted on North American Wind Power

With a strong wind resource and long history of domestic renewable energy, British Columbia has a lot of potential, according to Nicholas Heap, the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) BC regional director. However, the future of wind development in the province may depend on a long list of what-ifs in the coming years. [Read More…]  

Umbral Energy Corp : Umbral Adds to Options Granted, posted on 4-Traders

UMBRAL ENERGY CORP. (TSX-V: UMB) (the “Company” or “Umbral”) that further to the news of January 10, 2014, the Company has granted an additional 100,000 incentive stock options to directors/officers/employees and/or consultants under the Company’s Stock Option Plan. The options are exercisable at $0.05 per share and will expire January 14, 2019. Following this grant of options, the Company has 2,650,000 stock options outstanding.  [Read More…]  

B.C. energy minister pushing for $1 billion Taseko mine by Tiffany Crawford, posted on The Province

B.C.’s minister of energy and mines, Bill Bennett, has met with the federal government to discuss Taseko Mines’ proposed $1 billion New Prosperity mine in the Cariboo region. At a meeting in Ottawa Monday, Bennett urged his federal colleagues to recognize the economic and social benefits the project would create for the local communities, according to a news release Tuesday from the provincial government. [Read More…]  

Will British Columbia’s Solar Industry Rise? by Roy Hales, posted on Clean Technica

It was a hot August day. Thanks to the ten solar panels recently installed on his garage roof, Hans Wekking was getting more than enough energy for his house and his EV. Pointing to his meter box, he said, “Right now, its showing that we are putting power in the grid.” There would have been nothing unusual about this scene in California, but in British Columbia it made the news. According to Alevtina Akbulatova, of BC Hydro, there are 250 rooftop solar installations in the province. [Read More…]  

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