Steelhead LNG, a Vancouver-based LNG project developer, added two new members to the company’s executive team. Paul Sullivan, formerly senior vice president of global LNG and floating LNG (FLNG) at Worley Parsons Group, has been appointed vice president, projects. The company has also named Gerry Peereboom as vice president, integration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There has been a slight change in the sponsorship lineup for the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s Black Tie Awards.
Steelhead LNG is now the sponsor for the Business Achievement 11-19 employees (middle sized company award).
You can get your nominations in for the 2016 Black Tie Awards by downloading forms from www.duncancc.bc.ca/2016-black-tie-nomination or even filling them out online.
The National Energy Board has given the greenlight for Steelhead LNG to export liquified natural gas from its future facilities on Vancouver Island. But with gas prices falling and Asian buyers reluctant to sign long-term contracts now, what is the prospect the plant will be built? Nigel Kuzemko, CEO, Steelhead LNG, explains.
Steelhead says the National Energy Board has approved a 25-year licence for the annual export of up to six million tonnes of LNG from a proposed floating liquefaction and export terminal in Saanich Inlet.
The Vancouver-based company says the board has approved four other 25-year licences to export LNG from a project that is still in the exploration stage with a First Nation southwest of Port Alberni.
LNG projects that are globally competitive, cost-wise, still have a chance in British Columbia, with a window of opportunity most likely in 2020-21, said the CEO of Steelhead LNG Nigel Kuzemko.
Kuzemko said Steelhead’s planned pair of LNG plants in the province are a good example.
“The current market forecasts show a growing market — at between 5-7% — into the future for LNG,” said Kuzemko. “The approvals for Australian projects were three, four years ago and since then there are no new projects approved in the Pacific Basin, which leads to the conclusion that 2020-21 will be the time that a supply gap will re-appear.
VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Sep. 01, 2015 9:23PM EDT
A new LNG project envisioned for Vancouver Island would accept natural gas via an underwater pipeline that would weave from Washington State through the Gulf Islands, according to a proposal released Tuesday.
The liquefied natural gas project, which already has the backing of the Malahat First Nation, was announced last month. The proponent, Steelhead LNG Corp., has retained Williams Cos. Inc. to build the 128-kilometre pipeline – starting with a 53-km segment in Washington State and then extending 75 km underwater.
The goal of the Island Gas Connector pipeline is to transport natural gas to the proposed Malahat LNG project south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.
Updated: September 2, 2015 05:52 AM
The company proposing a floating liquefied natural gas plant at Bamberton has found a partner to build a 128-kilometre natural gas pipeline to fuel it.
Steelhead LNG, which is working with the Malahat First Nation, has partnered with U.S. pipeline developer Williams to design the pipeline. It will seek regulatory approval for what is being called the Island Gas Connector Project.
Steelhead intends to use the pipeline to fuel both the Malahat project and a proposed Sarita LNG facility near Port Alberni.
An additional pipeline would be required to deliver natural gas to the Sarita facility.
Published on 02/09/2015
Steelhead LNG Corp. has reached a pre-construction agreement with pipeline developer Williams to begin the design and regulatory approvals for the Island Gas Connector Project. The project consists of a pipeline that will transport natural gas to Vancouver Island, where Steelhead LNG is exploring the development of two LNG facilities.
On the east coast of Vancouver Island, Steelhead LNG is pursuing the development of the proposed Malahat LNG project, a floating natural gas liquefaction and export facility.
On the west coast of Vancouver Island, Steelhead LNG and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations is exploring the development of a proposed LNG facility at Sarita Bay, British Columbia (B.C.).
posted Sep 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM— updated Sep 2, 2015 at 11:32 AM
A 75km pipeline under the Salish Sea will be used to deliver natural gas from Washington state to the proposed liquefaction facility at Bamberton, and another pipeline will carry gas over land from Bamberton to Sarita Bay near Port Alberni.
Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG has partnered with pipeline developer Williams to get natural gas to two proposed facilities on Vancouver Island, it announced Tuesday.
The Island Gas Connector Project would transport the gas undersea from Washington State to the proposed Malahat floating natural gas liquefaction and export facility. From there it would travel through a land-based pipeline to the proposed Huu-ay-aht First Nations LNG facility at Sarita Bay, 75km southwest of Port Alberni.
The LNG project being proposed for the Malahat First Nation’s Bamberton property will get its natural gas from a new pipeline.
Steelhead LNG says it’s going to work with the US based company Williams on the Island Gas Connector, which will bring gas from Washington State, under the Salish Sea and past Salt Spring Island to Mill Bay.
It’s a total length of about 128 kilometres.
Steelhead CEO Nigel Kuzemko says they found the current Fortis pipeline to the Island doesn’t have enough capacity (Fortis is already planning an expansion of part of that line for the Woodfibre LNG project in Howe Sound).
Malahat LNG is proposed to be an LNG facility on the shoreline of Malahat Nation-owned land approximately 8km south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.
According to a statement from British Columbia-based Steelhead LNG Corp., the facility is expected to have a capacity of up to six million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and would include floating liquefaction facilities moored to the shoreline, and other land-based infrastructure.