British Columbia

Cedar LNG Sets 2023 Target to Begin Terminal for BC Export Proposal

Cedar LNG Sets 2023 Target to Begin Terminal for BC Export Proposal

The first native contender for Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports has hired engineering contractors, entered the final stage of environmental review and confirmed a 2023 target date to start building a tanker terminal. Cedar LNG, created by the Haisla Nation at its Kitimat site on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC), on…

February 8, 2022
Canadian Natural Forecasting Higher Spending, More Natural Gas Production in 2022

Canadian Natural Forecasting Higher Spending, More Natural Gas Production in 2022

Improved prices, along with increased ownership of drilling targets in northern Alberta and British Columbia (BC), should help natural gas production to climb by 18% year/year in 2022, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said Tuesday. The Calgary exploration and production (E&P) company announced its 2022 budget with a natural gas target of 1.98-2 Bcf/d from 1.69…

January 12, 2022
BC Reaches Deal to Compensate Blueberry First Nations, Preserve Natural Gas Projects

BC Reaches Deal to Compensate Blueberry First Nations, Preserve Natural Gas Projects

Compensation payments of C$65 million ($52 million) will save 195 shale gas and forestry projects affected by a June 29 Indigenous rights court verdict in northern British Columbia (BC), in an agreement between the tribal case winner and the provincial government. To salvage projects approved before the verdict, the deal announced Thursday (Oct. 7) commits…

October 11, 2021
Canadian PM Takes Hard Line on Oil, Natural Gas Emissions Ahead of Election

Canadian PM Takes Hard Line on Oil, Natural Gas Emissions Ahead of Election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has singled out the oil and gas industry as a target for toughened pollution policing in his campaign for reelection of his Liberal government in a Sept. 20 national vote. “Let’s be realistic,” said Trudeau as he unveiled an environmental plank in the party platform at a weekend rally in…

August 31, 2021
Indigenous Partnerships Proving Vital to Canada’s Natural Gas Development

Indigenous Partnerships Proving Vital to Canada’s Natural Gas Development

By combining natural gas growth with native economic ambitions, Canada’s natural gas industry is trying out a formula for an environmental, social and governance investment standard that caters to stakeholder demands. A trio of British Columbia (BC) liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, seeking total exports of as much as 2.76 Bcf/d, is employing cooperation with…

August 23, 2021
Western LNG, Nisga’a Nation Partner with Canadian Natural Gas Producers on BC Export Project

Western LNG, Nisga’a Nation Partner with Canadian Natural Gas Producers on BC Export Project

A consortium of Canadian natural gas producers is teaming up with the Nisga’a Nation and Houston-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Western LNG LLC on plans for another export project in British Columbia (BC).  The consortium known as Rockies LNG Partners, along with the other proponents, announced Monday the initial project description for the Ksi…

July 19, 2021
Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Expansion Work Resumes Following Safety Overhaul

Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Expansion Work Resumes Following Safety Overhaul

Work has resumed on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion after a planned two-week pause stretched into a 52-day safety procedure overhaul on the 1,150-kilometer (690-mile) oil conduit across Alberta and British Columbia. “A staged remobilization of the 7,000-strong workforce will begin this week,” the Canadian government-owned pipeline said earlier this month. “The restart process will…

February 12, 2021
FortisBC Moving Ahead with Another Expansion at Tilbury LNG Facility in Canada

FortisBC Moving Ahead with Another Expansion at Tilbury LNG Facility in Canada

Utility FortisBC Energy Inc. plans to double the truck loading capacity at its Tilbury Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility in Delta, British Columbia (BC), to meet growing customer demand. Tilbury has selected Clough as the general contractor to build two new loading bays at the terminal. The facility currently fills more than 1,000 LNG containers…

December 24, 2020
Seismic Monitoring Readied This Winter in Montney Shale Hot Spot

Seismic Monitoring Readied This Winter in Montney Shale Hot Spot

The Montney Shale will be scrutinized to explore the links between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing during this winter’s natural gas drilling season in northeastern British Columbia (BC). A 14-square-mile grid of 36 seismic tremor detectors will trace geological effects of the horizontal well completion method at a drilling hot spot known as Tower Lake, southeast…

December 10, 2020
AltaGas Eyes Doubling Propane Exports Overseas from BC Terminal

AltaGas Eyes Doubling Propane Exports Overseas from BC Terminal

The Covid-19 pandemic only inflicts a temporary setback on overseas propane shipments as byproduct growth for the Canadian natural gas industry, according to AltaGas Ltd.

June 3, 2020