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Blog: New push for Indigenous-equity loans

Campaigns for federal loan-guarantees to help Indigenous Peoples invest in natural-resource projects have long been led by the Indigenous Resource Network and the First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC). The push now has taken on a new life as there are fears that Ottawa will exclude oil and natural gas from such a loan program,…

Blog: B.C. natural gas: Montney leads the way

The Montney natural-gas play in B.C. and Alberta continues to dominate drilling activity, production, and growth in gas reserves. This from the B.C. Energy Regulator, which notes that in the last five years, gas production in B.C. has increased 40.2%. The regulator’s new report says B.C.’s estimated remaining raw gas reserves increased 18.3% in 2022,…

Blog: Power challenge for LNG Canada Phase 2

LNG Canada’s look at the potential for expansion has taken a significant step. The company has begun discussions with potential contractors in China for building modules for proposed Phase 2 expansion of the Kitimat plant. China built 215 modules, of varying sizes, that have gone into LNG Canada Phase 1. The first major module, weighing…

NL Nation pushes for Atlantic LNG exports

Chief Mi’sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation has a vision for exports to Europe of LNG from Newfoundland and Labrador, even if Prime Minister Trudeau doesn’t. The PM declared a year ago that there has “never been a strong business case” for LNG exports from Canada’s East Coast to Europe; he proposed that, instead,…

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