BC BUSINESS – LNG and what B.C. can learn from Norway

Andrew Findlay
Aug 21, 2015

Lessons from a tiny Scandinavian country with big oil-and-gas wealth

Hammerfest lives up to its name. Situated on a barren coastal headland 1,300 kilometres north of the capital, Oslo, and just above the Arctic Circle, this Norwegian city of 10,000 gets hammered by winter winds that whip off the Barents Sea. Fifteen years ago the port city was also getting hammered by a sagging fishing sector, in decline since the 1970s, but today Hammerfest bustles with activity and jingles with money—all thanks to the Snohovit LNG plant. Con- struction of the US$5.3-billion plant—a sprawling facility located on Melkoya Island, which was previously inhabited only by nesting seabirds—began in 2003, with the first load of LNG shipped in 2007. Today annual exports of Snohovit LNG sit at around 5.75 billion cubic metres, destined mostly for Spain’s Iberdrola port and the east coast of the United States.

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BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER – First Nation and Steelhead LNG sign deal for floating LNG facility

By Patrick Blennerhassett
Mining & Energy

Steelhead LNG and the Malahat First Nation have inked a Mutual Benefits Agreement and long-term lease for a floating LNG facility along the shoreline just south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.

Steelhead LNG said in a press release that the project will create “employment opportunities” for Malahat Nation, which has 319 members, and will include up to 30 years of revenue generation “along with the creation of up to 200 high-paying long-term positions once the facility is operational.

The release also stated the project would create hundreds of additional direct and indirect jobs all over Vancouver Island in a multitude of sectors such as design and training. The area allocated for the proposed project was a cement manufacturing facility for more than 100 years and is currently a rock quarry.

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HUUAYAHT.ORG – Malahat LNG deal increases feasibility of Sarita project

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is encouraged by the Mutual Benefits Agreement announced this morning by Steelhead LNG and the Malahat Nation.

Through working with the Malahat Nation, Steelhead LNG continues to show its commitment to including input from First Nations communities from the onset of their projects.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations remains committed to proceeding with the project as long as the 11 conditions outlined by Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council are met by Steelhead LNG.

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VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST – Floating LNG plant proposed for Saanich Inlet

Andrew Duffy , Lindsay Kines / Times Colonist
August 19, 2015 10:22 AM
Updated: August 21, 2015 08:24 AM

The Malahat First Nation and Steelhead LNG Corp. confirmed Thursday that they want to build a floating liquefied natural gas processing plant in Saanich Inlet, on the foreshore at Bamberton south of Mill Bay.

Costs for the plant and the pipeline that would be needed to bring natural gas to the Island for both the Bamberton LNG plant and Steelhead’s other proposed LNG plant near Port Alberni, and the proposed payment to the Malahat First Nation, were not disclosed at a news conference.

The Malahat First Nation bought the 525-hectare Bamberton site last month.

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CHAMBER OF SHIPPING – Malahat First Nation & Steelhead announce new LNG project

Still with LNG, it was announced this week that the Malahat First Nation and Steelhead LNG have concluded an agreement to jointly develop a 30 year, 6 million tons/year, floating LNG export facility to be moored on the shoreline of the Malahat FN owned land formerly known as Bramberton (picture above), the Malahat FN acting chief described the deal is the result of a push from the First Nation to explore new economic opportunities after recently purchasing the 525 hectare parcel of industrial-zoned land which is the former site of a cement manufacturing facility. Steelhead LNG is already in partnership with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations to build an LNG facility at Sarita Bay, approximately 10 kms north of Anacla at the southern end of Alberni Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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LNG INDUSTRY – Steelhead LNG and Malahat Nation sign mutual benefits agreement

Steelhead LNG Corp. and the Malahat First Nation have signed a mutual benefits agreement (MBA) and a long-term lease, which supports the proposed development of Malahat LNG. Malahat LNG is to be located on the shoreline of Malahat Nation-owned land, approximately 8 km south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The facility is expected to have a capacity of 6 million tpy and would include floating liquefaction facilities. The proposal will now undergo rigorous regulatory, environmental and technical assessments.

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STEELHEAD LNG AND MALAHAT FIRST NATION SIGN MUTUAL BENEFITS AGREEMENT AND LEASE FOR LNG PROJECT

VANCOUVER, BC (August 20, 2015) – Steelhead LNG Corp. (Steelhead LNG) and the Malahat First Nation (Malahat Nation) are pleased to announce the successful completion of a Mutual Benefits Agreement (MBA) and Long-Term Lease supporting the proposed development of Malahat LNG, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to be situated on the shoreline of Malahat Nation-owned land, formerly known as Bamberton, approximately 8 kilometres south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.

The proposed facility, expected to have a capacity of up to 6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), would include floating liquefaction facilities moored to the shoreline and minor supporting land-based infrastructure. The project’s significant economic impact would include up to 30 years of revenue generation for local, provincial and federal governments during construction, operation and decommissioning, along with the creation of up to 200 high-paying long-term positions once the facility is operational. The project would also create hundreds of additional direct and indirect jobs on Vancouver Island in a wide variety of sectors from design, through construction and operation, as well as training and employment opportunities for Malahat Nation members, members of neighbouring First Nations and other Vancouver Island community members. Continue reading

GLOBE AND MAIL – LNG shipping has an enviable safety record

 

STEPHEN BROWN
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015 8:00AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015 10:13AM EDT

Captain Stephen Brown is the president of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia.

The United States is about to do it. Australia, Russia, Indonesia and even tiny Trinidad and Tobago already do it. They all export liquefied natural gas by sea to world markets, creating enormous benefits for their citizens.

A proposal in Nova Scotia recently received some good regulatory news, but the best prospects for this new-to-Canada export industry lie in British Columbia.

The province has passed legislation that will establish a solid regulatory and tax environment for the export of LNG. It is an important step forward in the push to export clean energy, primarily to Asia.

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