Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver

  • LNG Canada Still Faces Some Hurdles

    Judging by recent investment decisions, contract awards and the general buzz in Kitimat, it seems like a foregone conclusion that a final investment decision on the $40 billion LNG Canada project will be taken this year.

    August 16, 2018, 8:52 AM MDT

  • Trans Mountain Expansion Could Cost $9.3 Billion

    An expanded Trans Mountain pipeline could come in two years behind schedule and $2 billion over the last budget estimate of $7.4 million, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    August 8, 2018, 2:42 AM MDT

  • Vancouver Energy Company Testing Niche LNG Market In China

    Moving large volumes of liquefied natural gas requires some pretty expensive infrastructure, such as large specialized carriers to transport the gas across the ocean, and receiving terminals and regasification plants at the import end.

    May 22, 2018, 10:48 AM MDT

  • PETRONAS Taking Stake In LNG Canada: Energy Minister

    PETRONAS is taking a stake in the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, Business in Vancouver has learned.

    May 2, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • B.C. Asks Court If It Has Power To Halt Trans Mountain

    The B.C. government has submitted a reference to the BC Court of Appeal asking for clarity on whether it is within the province’s power to enact environmental laws that would restrict the flow of diluted bitumen through B.C.

    April 27, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Haisla Chief To Andrew Weaver: Come To Kitimat

    When it comes to oil, anti-pipeline activists from Canada and the U.S. have found some strong allies among First Nations in B.C. in their fight to kill pipeline projects.

    April 5, 2018, 3:47 AM MDT

  • Weaver Reiterates Vow To Bring Down NDP Over LNG

    Think of B.C.’s climate change reduction targets like a bathtub full of water that must have 40 per cent drained by 2030, and 80 per cent by 2050.

    April 4, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Clean-Tech Executives To Horgan: Back Off On Trans Mountain

    More than two dozen clean-tech executives and venture capitalists have penned a letter to Premier John Horgan, asking him to back off on his opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

    March 22, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Pain Ahead If Alberta Cuts Oil Flow To B.C.

    When GasBuddy petroleum analyst Dan McTeague made predictions recently about Lower Mainlanders paying $2 per litre for gasoline, he wasn’t talking about a worst-case scenario.

    March 20, 2018, 4:14 AM MDT

  • LNG Canada Aims For Construction Start This Year

    In 2016, when LNG Canada hit the pause button on its multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, CEO Andy Calitz made it clear the project was “delayed not cancelled.”

    March 16, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Alberta-B.C. Trade War Needs Trudeau Peacekeeping Mission

    B.C. Premier John Horgan says his government never meant to provoke a fight with Alberta when it announced proposed restrictions aimed at halting the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

    February 13, 2018, 8:14 AM MST

  • LNG Canada Shortlists Contractors For Kitimat Project

    LNG Canada has short-listed two international consortiums for the design, procurement and construction of its proposed liquefied natural gas plant in Kitimat.

    February 6, 2018, 6 AM MST

  • B.C. LNG Exports Would Have Net GHG Reductions: Johns Hopkins

    A single large liquefied natural gas plant would make it virtually impossible for B.C. to meet its climate change commitment to reducing greenhouse gases, says Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver, who has vowed to bring the NDP government down if it continues to pursue an LNG industry.

    January 26, 2018, 8:18 AM MST

  • Critics Blast B.C. OGC Performance

    Unauthorized storage dams for fracking, reports on leaking natural gas wells that were not released, pipelines approved without proper consultation with First Nations.

    January 24, 2018, 9:10 AM MST

  • Rachel Notley Greeted In Vancouver With Applause, Protest Signs

    Under normal circumstances, an NDP premier from Alberta — especially one who worked as a staffer, alongside John Horgan, for the Glen Clark NDP government —  might expect to feel welcome in a province that is also now governed by an NDP government.

    December 1, 2017, 4:06 AM MST

  • Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion: Tsleil-Waututh Lawyers Say Federal Government Erred In Law In Not Considering Tanker Traffic As Part Of Pipeline Assessment

    Without oil tankers to take Alberta oil to foreign markets, an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline would be “the proverbial pipeline to nowhere,” and yet when it reviewed the $7.4 billion expansion project, the National Energy Board (NEB) failed to fully consider the environmental impacts of increased oil tanker traffic.

    October 3, 2017, 6:45 AM MDT

  • Canada Did Not Miss LNG Boat: LNG Canada CEO

    A liquefied natural gas plant proposed for Kitimat is still very much alive, says the CEO of LNG Canada—but senior governments may need to address tax competitiveness before Royal Dutch Shell plc and its three partners can make a final investment decision.

    September 25, 2017, 10:55 AM MDT

  • Environmental Review Resumes For Prince Rupert LNG Project

    From Kentucky and Staten Island to Madrid and Dublin, citizens of the world have weighed in on a LNG plant proposed for Prince Rupert as part of an environmental review.

    July 25, 2017, 9:34 AM MDT

  • Pipeline Politics Increase Flow Of Controversy In Canada

    Less than three years from now, in the lead-up to the next federal election, Liberal MPs seeking re-election in Greater Vancouver might be called upon to defend a major policy decision by their leader that they didn’t support: the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

    December 8, 2016, 9:15 AM MST

  • Why The Risk Of An Oil Tanker Spill Doesn't Keep B.C's Marine Response Up At Night

    Asked to name the last major oil tanker spill, most British Columbians can at least summon the Exxon Valdez. That spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1989 – 10.8 million gallons  (257,000 bbls) – was small compared to other spills around the world. It does not rank among the top 10, or even top 30 worst oil spills.

    December 7, 2016, 10:47 AM MST

  • Trans Mountain Pipeline Navigates Complex Path Through First Nations

    There are 133 First Nations living along or near the Trans Mountain pipeline corridor in Alberta and B.C., 40 of which have granted their support for the project and signed benefits agreements.

    December 1, 2016, 6 AM MST

  • No Final Investment Decisions On B.C. LNG Projects Until Decade’s End, Experts Say

    When Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman told B.C. Liberal Party supporters at a fundraiser last month that he expects a final investment decision on at least one large LNG project before the May 9, 2017, provincial election, he either was making a promise he likely can’t keep, or has some inside knowledge that experts in global LNG markets don’t have.

    October 25, 2016, 8:08 AM MDT