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Getting closer to plant construction:

Leading LNG proponent files B.C. application for $11-billion project

By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun March 2, 2014

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Pacific NorthWest LNG has filed its project application with British Columbian and Canadian environmental assessment agencies, a critical step in the environmental review of the $11-billion project.

Led by Malaysian state-controlled Petronas, the project is among a slate of at least 10 liquefied natural gas proposals in B.C. that have come forward in the past two years.
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More potential customers securing long term gas supplies:

IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) picks 10% in Canadian project from Malaysia’s Petronas


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Making its foray into North America, IndianOil Corporation (IOC) has signed a deal to buy a 10 per cent stake in natural gas assets and a linked liquefied natural gas project in North East British Columbia, Canada, for about $900 million (₹5,500 crore).

The Indian refiner has signed the deal through its subsidiary IndOil Montney with Petronas Carigali Canada, part of Malaysia’s Petronas, it said on Friday.

This investment would provide IOC an opportunity to secure upstream participation in the highly prospective Montney play in Canada, along with securing long-term gas supply through the Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility for India’s growing requirements.
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Another application for an export plant:

Vancouver energy company applies for LNG export licence

Globe and Mail, Vancouver - March 5, 2014

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A Vancouver-based energy company has filed an application to export B.C. liquefied natural gas, joining a growing list of projects seeking to ship LNG to Asia.

Canada Stewart Energy Group Ltd. filed its 25-year LNG export licence application Wednesday to the National Energy Board.

The project, with a capacity of 30 million tonnes a year of LNG, would be located near Stewart in northwestern British Columbia.
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Flotel!!

This is how they propose to house some of the workers during LNG plant construction ... when/if construction starts (I think at least 3 plants will be built)... good idea, similar to how they housed some security/media during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics - although a bit more basic

Floating Hotel Arrives in Kitimat to House 600 Alcan Workers

BC Business, March 10, 2014

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As northern B.C. booms with various construction projects and preparations for LNG development, towns like Kitimat face a housing crunch. One company's solution to the problem docked at Terminal B in Kitimat on Monday

A floating hotel arrived in Kitimat Monday morning to house 600 labourers working on Rio Tinto Alcan’s $3.3-billion aluminum smelter modernization project. But the entrepreneurs behind the “flotel,” as they call it, see opportunities far beyond this one-year contract with the mining giant....

...“The services on land just aren’t there. The land in the Pacific Northwest is relatively limited, and the services to support the land are relatively limited. This is an excellent solution. We arrive in Kitimat and within 24 hours, we’ll be housing people and functioning. It’s effectively a plug-and-play opportunity.”...

...“This ship is going to essentially double the convention area and the cafeteria area in Kitimat,” said Purdey, noting that the boat has nine conference rooms and can serve up to 2,000 meals a day. “The town is under a lot of pressure and this vessel will relieve a lot of that pressure.”
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yet another LNG proposal, this time from Vancouver based Steelhead LNG.

Smaller firms can get piece of LNG export action: former attorney-general

Globe and Mail, Mar 20, 2014

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Small players have a chance to make inroads in the intense competition to export B.C. liquefied natural gas to Asia, despite the dominance of large energy corporations, says a former B.C. attorney-general, now a director at an upstart LNG project.

Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG Corp. emerged this week as a new LNG proponent seeking to find a niche in an increasingly crowded field, as industry analysts caution that there are huge obstacles ahead. With British Columbia trailing other jurisdictions such as Australia in getting into the game, there might be three or four B.C. LNG projects at most that will be viable.
This seems to be the consensus now, three to four plants being built. But even three large plants would have a large impact on the economy. The drilling activity alone in the NE would be crazy... plus the pipeline construction etc.

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This is how they propose to house some of the workers during LNG plant construction ... when/if construction starts (I think at least 3 plants will be built)... good idea, similar to how they housed some security/media during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics - although a bit more basic

Floating Hotel Arrives in Kitimat to House 600 Alcan Workers

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There is no shortage of old cruise ships that are designed for 1,000 passengers that are sitting idle. All the cruise ship lines are moving to mega ships.

Would make for a pretty nice place to work if they keep the pool and other R&R facilities open.
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There is no shortage of old cruise ships that are designed for 1,000 passengers that are sitting idle. All the cruise ship lines are moving to mega ships.

Would make for a pretty nice place to work if they keep the pool and other R&R facilities open.
Yes, I understand some LNG companies are in the process of sourcing them to house thousands of potential workers. Great option when working in a marine environment - as is being able to ship (literally ha!) equipment and plant modules via the ocean on huge ships and/or barges form the point of fabrication & assembly
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Ottawa approves long-term export licences for B.C. LNG sites

BIV, March 28, 2014

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"The approval of these licences is a major step forward in opening the door for Canada's natural gas industry to access world markets. Opening new markets for our energy products supports our government's top priority: creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians."

Licences were approved for Pacific NorthWest LNG and Prince Rupert LNG, both of which have proposed sites near Prince Rupert.

Two more licences were also handed out to Woodfibre LNG for a facility in Squamish, and WCC LNG, which is considering sites in either Prince Rupert or Kitimat.

Asia is one of B.C.'s main targets for LNG exports. Tankers leaving the province's coast can arrive in Asia in 11 days, which is about a month faster than those leaving from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Christy Clark vows to fast-track education changes to ensure LNG jobs go to British Columbians

Vancouver Sun, April 3, 2014

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VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark, organized labour and First Nations leaders said Wednesday they will work together to train enough workers to build and operate proposed liquefied natural gas plants in B.C.

A committee, struck up by Clark and labour leaders in September, produced 15 recommendations to tackle apprenticeship, training and other challenges in B.C. nascent LNG sector, said Clark.

Among the highlights is a call to make sure that in LNG trades jobs, a quarter of the jobs are filled by apprentices. It is the first such time a quota has been proposed by the B.C. government.

....“If we don’t get this started now, we will not have the labour available, British Columbians won’t have the skills they need to fill these jobs when they start to become open in huge numbers in one, two, three or four years,” Clark said.

“It has to start now. You can’t start training people in the year those jobs become available. It’s too late.”

The premier has said she needs to plot a course to fill as many as 100,000 jobs building and operating LNG plants.
Of course a special agreement with regard to temporary foreign workers with the feds was also made... BC saw 50,000 temporary foreign workers enter the province in 2012, the last year of available records ... by comparison Saskatchewan saw 5,000...
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British Columbia rushes to approve LNG regime as global competition heats up

Financial Post, Apr 7, 2014

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British Columbia’s final decision on its liquefied natural gas fiscal regime could come before the summer and not fall as originally thought, as the provincial government moves quickly to engage companies that are poised to build billions of dollars worth of export projects on the West Coast....

...Mr. Carr says labour is the “number one issue in terms of costs” facing the industry. On Thursday the government released an LNG skills strategy as it seeks to create labour skills needed to meet expected demand.

The province may need as many as 670,000 new workers by 2020, and B.C. is looking to recruit around 75,000 from within Canada and another 265,000 internationally during the period.
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Wow, expecting to need a 15% increase in BC's population in the next 6 years just to fill jobs... maybe 20%+ if you include dependents. Insane.
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Surely we could find some of those 265,000 workers from within Canada...
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Until I start seeing some construction photos of these facilities it is still all fantasy to me. I really do hope this predicted boom occurs, BC needs it, good thing the Liberals are in power currently.
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Until I start seeing some construction photos of these facilities it is still all fantasy to me. I really do hope this predicted boom occurs, BC needs it, good thing the Liberals are in power currently.
Yeah, that's how I feel. Too much talk and not enough action going on. I'm anxious for this to actually take place.
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Yeah, that's how I feel. Too much talk and not enough action going on. I'm anxious for this to actually take place.
Yeah, lots of talking. Some land purchasing and rough site prep - but no real action on the ground as of yet. I look forward to the first actual decision to finance the construction of the first plant - almost sure to be Petronas.
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The LNG race: The lessons Canada can learn from Australia

GLADSTONE, AUSTRALIA and VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail - Apr 12, 2014

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...The workers toil away late at night to avoid the searing heat of Australia’s late summer sun. They had recently built the roof for an identical adjacent container, both part of the $24.7-billion Australian ($25.5-billion Canadian) joint venture Australia Pacific LNG, owned by American oil and gas firm ConocoPhillips Co., Australian energy giant Origin and China’s state-owned Sinopec....

...The world is undergoing an LNG boom, and Australia is at the epicentre. Right next door to Australia Pacific LNG’s 3,600 workers on Curtis Island is a similar-sized, $20.4-billion (U.S.) LNG export terminal under construction for a project led by British-based BG Group. And next door to that is yet another project run by Australian energy firm Santos, worth about $18.5-billion. Remarkably, construction might begin on a fourth LNG project next to that one if Royal Dutch Shell PLC decides – amid global restructuring and approvals – to push ahead with it.

All of these huge Australian projects have long-term sales contracts with massive Asian firms such as Korea Gas Corp., Malaysia’s Petronas, Japan’s Kansai Electric and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC).

Half a world away, meanwhile, there are bold plans to make Canada an LNG powerhouse, targeting many of the same Asian firms as customers. But Australia’s huge head start, the massive scope of its LNG projects, and major cost overruns encountered along the way threaten Canada’s success as it jumps into a global industry that promises to be intensely competitive.

Canada, or more specifically British Columbia, will be lucky to have three LNG export terminals by the end of the decade. Australia, on the other hand, has three LNG export terminals nearing completion in the small port city of Gladstone alone – and this is just one small corner of a surging Australian gas export sector that will likely help the country overtake Qatar as the world’s leading LNG exporter.
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Apache cuts budget for Kitimat LNG project in 2014

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Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) is reducing its net spending in the Kitimat LNG project for 2014, and is continuing discussions with several parties to “right size” its stake in the proposed project.

Steven Farris, Apache’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, had said earlier in the year that if operator Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) goes ahead with its planned Kitimat capital program in 2014, Apache would be on the hook for about US$1 billion, a figure the company wanted to get out from under.

“At Kitimat, we’ve been working with our partner to reduce our 2014 capital spend, given where we are in the project’s lifecycle,” he told the company’s first quarter conference call on Thursday. “Currently, we anticipate reducing the budget by approximately 40% to around $600 million, net. If you recall, that’s down from an initial budget net to us of $1 billion.”
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Some site preparation construction photos's from Apache's Bish Cove/Kitimat LNG project site. Early Works Construction – started February 2011 – present. Works include falling, pad building, clearing/ grubbing, burning, drilling/ blasting, crushing, road building, storm water management, hydro seeding and overall site services:

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Wow, thanks for posting! Will this be a processing plant or just a shipping terminal?

Also, if they are doing this should there also not be some pipeline work going on?

PS: I am so happy that this is taken place a little under the radar so the hippies don't get their hemp panties in a knot. I am 100% for the environment but we also need industry. As long as the much more potentially damaging northern gateway is being fought the LNG projects (which are hugely beneficial to BC and relatively safe for the environment) should be safe from too much miss informed backlash.
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It will be interesting to see the legalities of the LNG tax when it is finalized. I bet it changes the profile of some of the projects for sure (build a bit longer pipe, regulate under National Energy Board, and buy continental gas).
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