LNG News

Strategy will help future jobs in B.C.’s northwest

21 March 2017 - A $248,525 study funded by the British Columbia government, in partnership with the Kitamaat Valley Education Society, will create a strategy for employers to attract and retain workers in and around Kitimat, Terrace and Smithers.  


Pipeline investment will stimulate jobs, economic growth

20 March 2017 - The Province welcomes news that TransCanada Corporation (TransCanada) has filed a variance application with the National Energy Board to proceed with the construction of the North Montney Mainline (NMML) project.


B.C. solidifies benefits for Metlakatla First Nation

15 February 2017 - The Province of British Columbia and the Metlakatla First Nation have reached new agreements to ensure benefits accrue as a result of the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in the Prince Rupert area.


New agreements strengthen economic future for Lax Kw’alaams

15 February 2017 - The Province of British Columbia and the Lax Kw’alaams Band have reached multiple agreements to ensure benefits accrue for First Nations as a result of the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in the Prince Rupert area.


Historic agreement with First Nations strengthens environmental protection

31 January 2017 - Federal and provincial ministers, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, John Rustad, Mary Polak, with Mayor John Helin, of the Lax Kw’alaams Band and Harold Leighton, Chief Councillor of the Metlakatla First Nation, announced an Agreement on Environmental Monitoring of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG Project. This is the first agreement of its kind between the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation.


New LNG agreement with Saulteau First Nations

24 November 2016 - Saulteau First Nations and the B.C. government have reached a new agreement on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project to help ensure that the Saulteau community can participate in and benefit from B.C.’s LNG opportunity.


Province welcomes news Woodfibre LNG moving forward

4 November 2016 - Premier Christy Clark welcomed the news that the Woodfibre LNG project has received board authorization to proceed with the $1.6-billion project that will create 650 jobs during construction and 100 operational jobs over the 25-year lifespan of the project.


Minister of of Natural Gas Development responds to PNW LNG export approval

14 October 2016 - Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has issued the following statement following the National Energy Board’s issuance of a 40-year export licence to Pacific NorthWest LNG:


Study finds Prince Rupert airshed can accommodate industrial growth

30 September 2016 - The Prince Rupert airshed can safely accommodate emissions from new industrial development with proper management, according to an independent science-based study released today.


A year of Aboriginal skills-training success

2 September 2016 - Over the past year, more than 1,000 First Nations members throughout the province have received skills training through programs supported by B.C.’s Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund and delivered close to home.



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