(Our e-newsletter: 02 February 2023)
Information updates about Coastal Fuel and LNG Canada
An replace from TC Power this week estimated the price of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC at $14.5 billion. That’s up 134% from an estimate of $6.2 billion in 2019. The road now’s 83% full over-all.
And an replace from LNG Canada checked out how a lot the corporate and its contractors have spent via contract and procurement awards.
“After we started development of Canada’s first large-scale LNG export facility, we dedicated to offering British Columbia with native advantages via contracts, procurement, social funding, coaching and abilities growth. . . .
“So far, LNG Canada has invested greater than $3.9 billion in contracts and procurement to companies in British Columbia. That features greater than $3 billion awarded to Indigenous-owned and native space companies.”
And a development replace from Coastal GasLink included this: “With Sections 2 & 5 nearing 100% pipe set up, we’ve bought lower than 20% to go.”
And on the BC Pure Assets Discussion board in Prince George, CEO Jason Klein (centre within the picture above) gave studies on development progress and Indigenous management. So did president Bevin Wirzba (proper) of Coastal GasLink.
In the meantime, Vancouver Solar columnist Vaughn Palmer famous that LNG Canada must use pure fuel to generate energy if it goes forward with Section Two of the Kitimat challenge, which might double its manufacturing of LNG for export. This as a result of BC Hydro can’t present sufficient energy.
Palmer identified that in 2013, Hydro determined to shelve a proposed new 500-kilovolt transmission line from Prince George to Kitimat, citing perceived lack of want for the ability.
Palmer continued: “Even then, 10 years in the past, there have been a number of proposals to develop LNG at Kitimat and elsewhere on the North Coast. If Hydro had gone forward and constructed the road, it might have been prepared to affect all the LNG Canada plant by now.”
However as an alternative we now have LNG Canada’s Klein saying: “The transmission infrastructure simply isn’t there.”
The query now’s whether or not BC would approve of Section Two. Premier Eby is saying there might be “no exception” to the requirement that the expanded challenge match inside B.C.’s targets for greenhouse fuel emissions.
And on the federal scene, our Alliance weblog complained: On LNG exports to Asia and Europe: Prime Minister Trudeau and ‘a pair of world-class alternatives forged apart for no obvious purpose.’
Cedar LNG: What are we ready for?
Crystal Smith, elected chief councillor of the Haisla Nation, and chief of its Cedar LNG challenge, expressed frustration at a delay by the BC authorities on a green-light resolution on Cedar LNG.
The BC Environmental Evaluation Workplace (EAO) accomplished its evaluation final Nov. 16, and despatched it off to BC’s surroundings minister. The EAO famous that provincial ministers have as much as 45 days for a choice, so many assumed that Dec. 31 was a ministerial deadline.
However the effective print stated that’s truly as much as 45 days to determine whether or not to:
- situation an environmental evaluation certificates,
- not situation an environmental evaluation certificates, or
- require additional evaluation.
Dec. 31 and subsequent weeks handed with no ministerial resolution or announcement, however we did finally hear that “additional evaluation” was being accomplished.
Chief Crystal stated in an interview: “In regard to the approval of the environmental evaluation, it has undoubtedly been irritating to say the least. . . . Cedar LNG is at such a important level with what’s occurring globally within the vitality sector.”
The Cedar LNG graphic above got here from Alberta-based Canada Motion, which posted two messages in its graphics about Cedar LNG: “What are we ready for?” And: “Cedar LNG is constructive it doesn’t matter what angle you have a look at it from.”
Canada Motion ran two extra graphics, which seem on the backside of this article.
Additionally on Cedar LNG, one other Alberta company, Pleasant Power (an offshoot of the Alberta authorities’s Canadian Power Centre) weighed in with this: First Nations are enjoying an more and more vital function in Canada’s oil and fuel. And one of many largest Indigenous-owned tasks is getting nearer to changing into a actuality.
ALSO IN THE NEWS
- FortisBC indicators settlement with First Nation over Tilbury LNG challenge in BC: http://ow.ly/mQ6M50MCT1H Snuneymuxw First Nation information launch: http://ow.ly/KgRK50MCSZ6
- Woodfibre LNG plans to rent 800 folks for development, beginning in mid-year: http://ow.ly/EzG350MzvNT And FortisBC eyes November opening for work-camp for natural-gas transmission system for Woodfibre LNG: http://ow.ly/A9oz50MyXGV
- Any additional Canadian LNG exports ‘must be accomplished in a way that’s in step with Canada assembly its personal local weather aims.’ — federal minister. http://ow.ly/xmPt50Mw9eA
- Vaughn Palmer in The Vancouver Solar: The Blueberry River First Nations settlement: When ‘historic’ wasn’t an exaggeration: http://ow.ly/sw9E50MyQTK
- The oil/fuel trade in BC, from 2018 to 2021, spent over $4.7 billion in 140 municipalities and Indigenous Nations, for items and providers from greater than 2,400 companies: http://ow.ly/euWH50Mv3lY
And listed here are the 2 different graphics about Cedar LNG, from Canada Motion:
- From the First Nation’s Main Tasks Coalition, the Values Pushed Economic system Convention, April 24-25, Vancouver. http://ow.ly/rWEE50MnKe6
- Canada Fuel and LNG Exhibition and Convention, Might Sep 11, Vancouver: http://ow.ly/YxcZ50LjFM1
- The Ahead Summit 2023, Might 17-18, Gray Eagle Resort & On line casino close to Calgary. Registration: http://ow.ly/Q8ZV50K7FYb (Notice that there’s an Indigenous low cost.)
- The Worldwide Fuel Analysis Convention, Might 13-16. Our Karen Ogen-Toews is on the nationwide organizing committee. Convention web site: https://igrc2024.org/
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(Posted right here 05 February 2023)