ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS – ‘No showstoppers’ for LNG facility

by Katya Slepian – Alberni Valley News
posted Mar 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM— updated Mar 19, 2015 at 11:03 AM

No “major showstoppers” were found during Steelhead LNG preliminary assessments and studies for the proposed LNG plant at Sarita Bay, said Tiffany Murray, manager of community for Steelhead LNG.

“That allows us to move into the next phase, the feasibility phase,” Murray told council during a special LNG meeting where she and Huu-ay-aht First Nations representatives presented their progress to council.

The feasibility phase will include environmental and technical studies on the impacts of the proposed $30 billion US facility.

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EDMONTON JOURNAL – Lamphier: Don’t count B.C. out of global LNG game

By Gary Lamphier
Edmonton Journal March 13, 2015

Deloitte LNG expert sees bright future

Oil prices will rise again. Today’s spending cuts will sow the seeds of tomorrow’s rebound. But until then, it’s time to batten down the hatches and focus on the Oilers’ playoff hopes (small joke).

On the flip side, the mood in British Columbia has perked up of late as layoffs in Wild Rose Country prompt workers to head west of the Rockies, reversing years of migration eastward.

Of course, B.C.’s natural gas industry is also struggling due to low prices. And Premier Christy Clark’s dream of transforming B.C. into a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter has yet to materialize.

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VANCOUVER SUN – Opinion: LNG is generational opportunity

By Jonathan Whitworth, Special to the Vancouver Sun
March 9, 2015 2:07 PM

Proponents must meet B.C.’s high standards, and communities should offer support when they do.

The debate about the future of liquefied natural gas in British Columbia is generating plenty of heat, but often too little light. A casual observer can be forgiven if he or she is just a bit confused about whether LNG will come to B.C.

Strip away the rhetoric, however, and a truth remains: In a growing world economy hungry for cleaner forms of energy, the market for B.C.’s natural gas remains strong.

As CEO of Seaspan ULC and chair of the British Columbia Business Council, I think it is important we remember this when considering LNG’s potential to shape our province for the better.

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