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CNOOC Unit Cancels Proposed B.C. LNG Terminal

The Globe and Mail reports that Nexen Energy, partially owned by Chinese energy company CNOOC Ltd., has cancelled its proposed Aurora LNG export terminal project on Digby Island, British Columbia (B.C.) due to low LNG prices in Asian markets. The other owners of Aurora LNG are Japanese companies Inpex Corp., JGC Corp. and JOGMEC.  According to the article, of the more than 20 LNG...

Petronas Cancels B.C. LNG Terminal Project

Malaysian state oil and gas company Petronas released a statement that it and its partners “have decided not to proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project at Port Edward in British Columbia [B.C.], Canada.”   According to the statement, the decision “was made after a careful and total review of the project amid changes in market conditions.”  Read more in the Reuters article....

Shell Terminates Proposed Prince Rupert LNG Project

The Globe and Mail reports that Royal Dutch Shell PLC has “officially shelved” its plans to build the Prince Rupert LNG export project at Ridley Island, British Columbia (BC).  The article reports that Shell will continue advancing the proposed LNG Canada export terminal at Kitimat, BC.  LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Shell Canada, PetroChina Co. Ltd., Korea Gas Corp. and...

Bear Head LNG Feeder Pipeline Receives Environmental Approval

On December 22, 2016, the Nova Scotia Minister of Environment approved the environmental assessment authorizing construction of Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc.’s (Bear Paw) 62.5 mile pipeline to provide gas to the proposed Bear Head LNG export facility in Point Tupper, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The Bear Paw pipeline would interconnect the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline...

Woodfibre LNG Commits to Build B.C. LNG Export Terminal

The Globe and Mail reports that Woodfibre LNG announced that it is moving forward with its proposed LNG export terminal near Squamish, 65 kilometers north of Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.).  Byng Giraud, Woodfibre LNG’s country manager, is quoted as saying “[w]e commit today to build this project, a project that is right for Squamish and right for B.C.”  According to the article,...

First Nations and Environmental Group Challenge Pacific NorthWest LNG Decision in Court

The Canadian Press reports that Canadian First Nations groups, the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, and the SkeenaWild Conservation Trust have filed separate applications for judicial review in Federal Court of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (CEAA) decision approving Pacific NorthWest LNG’s (PNWLNG) proposed liquefaction and export terminal near...

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