Newsletter: Cedar LNG orders floating plant. World LNG demand grows. And more . . .

Our newsletter of 04 January 2024

To kick off 2024, this graphic thought from our Alliance CEO:

Global demand for LNG grew in 2023

Meanwhile, a review of world energy in 203 finds that the world used more crude oil and coal than at any time in history. But global demand for LNG continued to grow. And many nations adopted “a more pragmatic approach to achieving climate goals.”

And our latest blog: To reduce emissions, the world needs more LNG. Alberta’s Canadian Energy Centre looks at world supply and demand.

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Cedar LNG orders floating LNG plant

Korea’s Samsung Heavy has won a C$1.98-billion contract to build a floating LNG facility for the Haisla Nation’s Cedar LNG project.

The contract is with U.S. engineering company Black & Veatch to build the FLNG facility by February 2028 — depending on the Final Investment Decision from Cedar and partner Pembina Pipeline:

Samsung, Black and Veatch and Cedar LNG signed an initial agreement in November to ‘lock in shipyard capacity for the construction of the Cedar LNG FLNG vessel.’

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LNG Canada: millions for communities

From Canada’s Friendly Energy: LNG Canada has contributed over $10 million for programs and equipment benefitting communities in B.C. One example: a long-awaited CTI scanner for Kitimat General Hospital.

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FNCI signs green shipping-corridor MOU

Other signatories include Transport Canada and the Port of Prince Rupert, along with ports in South Korea and Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

The First Nations Climate Initiative says it would like to see the Port of Prince Rupert become a pioneer in decarbonizing operations.

The FNCI comprises the Lax Kw’alaams, Metlakatla, Nisga’a and Haisla Nations. The Haisla and Nisga’a propose LNG projects, and Metlakatla is part of the ownership group of coal exporter Trigon Terminals.

‘Indigenous-led solutions are needed to reach Canada’s — and the world’s — climate action goals,” said Haisla Chief Councillor Crystal Smith (who is also chair of our First Nations LNG Alliance).

Kuul Power contest

Indigenous clean-energy news

  • First Nations in northwest B.C. have created K’uul Power, meaning ‘coming together as one.’ The vision is for First Nations to own and operate the renewable-energy transmission and generation infrastructure that becomes the backbone of the decarbonized economy in northwest BC. Here’s how to enter your logo:
  • BC Hydro’s call for more clean power includes “a useful framework for First Nations participation.”
  • Five Nations invest $20.5 million in emission-reducing cogeneration unit for Alberta gas plant:
  • Rainbow Lake, Alberta, to become first municipality in Canada powered fully by geothermal energy — with Dene Tha’ Nation support:
  • Indigenous communities in Canada have a vital role to play in transforming our energy systems. Geothermal energy projects offer them unique opportunities:


  •  Indigenous leaders see progress in 2023 but continue to advocate for national loan-guarantee program:
  • HaiSea Marine’s three electric tugs were among highlights of the tug, towage and salvage sector in 2023:
  • Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere, we benefit too much from them.— Chris Sankey of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, in National Post: https;//
  • Alberta’s Canadian Energy Centre reviews its 2023 research, and offers 25 facts about oil and gas:
  • The world fleet of LNG carriers will soon surpass 1,000 vessels:
  • Early-bird tickets to the 2024 Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase (in Vancouver June 5-6) are available until Feb. 1:


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