Kwispaa LNG an opportunity for Huu-ay-aht First Nations

 

On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, representatives from the Kwispaa LNG project team were in Port Alberni council chambers to provide more information about the Kwispaa LNG project. The proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility was given the go-ahead after a Huu-ay-aht community referendum resulted in a 70 percent vote in favour in March 2017. The positive vote meant that Steelhead LNG, a Canadian company based out of Vancouver, would develop the LNG project through a co-management relationship with the Huu-ay-aht.

“We have the support of our people, we have the support of our hereditary chiefs and we have the support of our council for this project,” said Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr.

Read the full article in the Alberni Valley News

JWN ENERGY – Seven Generations and Steelhead LNG partner to advance reduced-footprint LNG opportunities

By Deborah Jaremko
Sept. 19, 2016, 7:43 a.m.

A new agreement between Seven Generations Energy and Steelhead LNG leaves BC “exceptionally positioned” to be a leading supplier of Canadian gas to Asian markets in the coming years, says BC’s natural gas development minister.

Rich Coleman joined a statement Monday announcing that Calgary-based 7G will acquire a stake in Vancouver’s Steelhead and together explore new midstream infrastructure to support the company’s proposed projects on Vancouver Island.

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SALISH SEA SENTINEL – Malahat on new tack as it weathers an LNG storm

Words and photos by Mark Kiemele

There was standing-room only at a town hall meeting on the Malahat LNG project, hosted by the District of North Saanich on May 31.

But while the crowd was often raucous in their opposition to the proposed facility for the Saanich Inlet, attendees listened respectfully as Renee Racette, Malahat Nation’s chief executive, outlined why the nation had become involved in the project.

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BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER – Building consensus key to First Nations partnerships

By Peter Mitham
June 14, 2016, 9 a.m.

Business thrives on certainties – the fewer the risks associated with an investment, the greater the comfort felt by both investors and the people receiving the investment.

That’s especially true when social goods are in play, as proponents of natural resource projects across B.C. are finding out. Many opponents believe First Nations hold the trump card, given the obligation to consult before projects proceed.

Yet as the tiny Malahat Nation on southern Vancouver Island is demonstrating, an obligation to consult simply makes good business sense. It may take time, but it also builds the consensus that will ensure a broad distribution of benefits from a given project.

VANCOUVER SUN – B.C. conference hears First Nations consultation a must for LNG proponents

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press  VIA Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal consultation must be the top priority for liquefied natural gas proponents in Canada, say a company and First Nation that have partnered to build a LNG facility on Vancouver Island.

Steelhead LNG president Victor Ojeda and Malahat Nation CEO Renee Racette spoke to the Canada LNG Export conference in Vancouver on Wednesday about minimizing the risk of costly delays through collaboration.

Ojeda told a crowd of engineers and businesspeople that the company began consulting with the Malahat well before entering the regulatory process or advanced design phase.

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VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST – LNG plants, ships have excellent safety record

Times Colonist
April 3, 2016 12:33 AM

Re: “Put LNG terminals far from people,” letter, March 25.

While we appreciate the opinions expressed in the letter, it is important to separate opinion from fact.

Natural gas is a safe and versatile energy source that is used every day here on Vancouver Island. Cooling it into a liquid — or LNG — is one of the safest ways to store and transport natural gas abroad to countries that currently rely on energy sources such as coal. In particular, LNG is safe because it is non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-explosive.

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VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST – Comment: Malahat LNG plan includes extensive consultation

Nigel Kuzemko / Times Colonist
February 27, 2016 12:53 AM

As the discussion about our proposed liquefied natural gas project takes shape, we’re seeing critics quoted who continue to make inaccurate claims about the project and about LNG itself.

All of us at Steelhead LNG believe in having a broad and energetic community conversation about our proposed project, and we’re certainly prepared to be challenged by those who have questions or concerns. However, we really hope it will be a discussion based on facts and science, and not on myths and misconceptions.

In the interest of getting it right, I’d like to provide some important details about our proposed Malahat LNG project on the shoreline of the Malahat Nation-owned Bamberton industrial lands.

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COWICHAN VALLEY CITIZEN – Steelhead LNG committed to quality

posted Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM

As the discussion about our proposed LNG project takes shape, we’re seeing a number of critics quoted in the media who continue to make inaccurate claims about the project and about LNG itself.

All of us at Steelhead LNG believe in having a broad and energetic community conversation about our proposed project, and we’re certainly prepared to be challenged by those who have questions or concerns.

However, we really hope it will be a discussion based on facts and science, and not on the myths and misconceptions.

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SAANICH NEWS – Steelhead still bullish on LNG plans for Vancouver Island

By  John McKinley – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Never mind the choppy waters, it’s still damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead for the firm behind Vancouver Island’s biggest industrial proposal in at least a generation.

Despite glum economic forecasts, political opposition and upheaval for one of its key partners, the CEO of Steelhead LNG says the company is still on track to make a 2018 decision on whether to proceed with a multi-billion-dollar plan to build two liquified natural gas plants on Vancouver Island.

“We are on target, given the schedule we had before,” Steelhead CEO Nigel Kuzemko said.

Kuzemko’s comments come in the wake of Tuesday’s throne speech where Premier Christy Clark pledged the B.C. government’s continued commitment to LNG exports, despite project delays and a global glut of oil and gas.

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