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Funding announced on August 22 by the BC Government and the Government of Canada will provide opportunities for those who want to start a career in trades to get the proper skills for upcoming projects, and will help build a new state-of-the-art training facility. TransCanada and other industry partners are also contributing. TransCanada’s donation of $250,000 announced in October 2015 will be used for student bursaries, and the new welding booths and Trades Training Space at the Dawson Creek campus.
Legislation passed today in the legislature enabling LNG project agreements sets the stage for unprecedented levels of investment, job creation, and economic activity, announced Premier Christy Clark.
“Liquefied natural gas represents an extraordinary opportunity for people throughout the province,” said Premier Christy Clark. “This legislation sets the stage for building a clean, competitive new industry that gives British Columbians a fair share of the benefits – thousands of jobs, new connections for small and medium businesses, and new revenue to benefit B.C. for years to come.”
A report to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency from scientists at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has found that Pacific Northwest’s Plans to build an LNG facility near Lelu Island poses “low potential” for “adverse effects.”
“DFO would like to acknowledge the effort and commitment of the proponent to undertake a robust and science-based 3D modelling exercise to assist in predicting effects to habitat in and around the project, including Flora Bank,” DFO said in its letter.
Stressing that the US$36 billion Canadian LNG project is viable, Petronas says the huge venture is a right and long-term investment for the company given that it is now the world’s third biggest LNG player.
Terrace council voted last night to write a letter of support to TransCanada endorsing both of its natural gas pipelines and all projects associated with those pipelines both upstream in Northeastern B.C. where the gas originates and downstream on Lelu Island and by Kitimat where it would be cooled into a liquefied state for export.
The letter is going to be modelled after one written already by Burns Lake council.
“It’s well worth it,” said TransCanada official Dave Kmet who returned to council after a first attempt at securing an endorsement was initially rejected.
Safety is paramount when planning the Pacific NorthWest LNG facility off the coast of Port Edward. In this letter to the editor of the Northern View, president Michael Culbert responds to recent criticism of the project’s safety standards.
Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) announced on June 11, 2015 that the required technical and commercial components of the project have been satisfied. Consequently, PNW LNG has resolved to move forward with a positive Final Investment Decision, subject to two conditions.
The road to starting a liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia has been long and fraught with U-turns, but TransCanada Corp. says there is room for optimism after it won significant aboriginal support for two massive gas pipelines.
The Calgary-based company has been quietly working on the two proposals, known as Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) and Coastal GasLink pipeline, for about two years to link rich gas fields in northeast B.C. to proposed liquefaction projects on the coast.
May 20, 2015, Vancouver, B.C. – Agreements reached between the government of B.C. and Pacific NorthWest LNG establish the path to a final investment decision on the project and set the stage for a potential US$36-billion investment in Northern B.C. that will be a key driver of jobs and economic activity in the province.
In January, 2013, TransCanada was selected by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. to design, build, own and operate an approximately 900-kilometre long natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia.
If approved, the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project will safely deliver natural gas from a point near the District of Hudson’s Hope to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility on Lelu Island, within the District of Port Edward.