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Liard basin among largest shale gas resources in world, assessment shows

The first detailed study estimating the marketable unconventional natural gas resources in the Liard basin has been released by Canada's National Energy Board (NEB), the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, the Yukon Geological Survey, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey and the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development.

LNG Canada receives BC Oil and Gas Commission permit

LNG Canada has announced that the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) has issued an LNG Facility Permit for the project, one of the key permits required for the construction and operation of the proposed LNG Canada project.

British Columbia sees $7.1 billion from Petronas gas exports

British Columbia is pledging to cap levies on Petroliam Nasional Bhd.’s gas export project as it expects to collect C$9 billion ($7.1 billion) from the venture by 2030.

Canada’s NEB approves Quicksilver's LNG export license

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the application of Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc. for a 25-year natural gas export license with a maximum term quantity of 733 Bcm. The issuance of this license is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council.

Pacific NorthWest LNG gives conditional green light for BC project

Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) announced Thursday that the required technical and commercial components of the project have been satisfied.

Canada’s NEB approves WesPac Midstream LNG export license

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the application of WesPac Midstream - Vancouver LLC (WesPac) for a 25 year natural gas export license with a maximum term quantity of 116.44 Bcm. The issuance of this license is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council.

Lower Canadian costs offer competitiveness with U.S. LNG, Wood Mac says

The huge gas resource base in North America offers significant potential for LNG exports, but currently it is the U.S., not Canada, that is building an LNG export industry, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest analysis.

ShaleTech Canada '15: Canadian exports take center stage at inaugural conference

ShaleTech Canada opened in the Tellus Conference Centre in Calgary with speakers emphasizing export of Canadian resources and know-how, with Canada playing an important role in the North America energy Renaissance.

Woodside completes deal on Apache Corp.’s Kitimat LNG stake

PERTH, Australia -- Woodside entered into a binding transaction with Apache Corp. in December to acquire Apache’s Australian Wheatstone LNG and Balnaves oil interests and Kitimat LNG project interests in Canada, for an aggregate purchase price of $2.75 billion and an expected closing adjustment of approximately $1.0 billion.

MicroSeismic engaged for seismicity monitoring program in British Columbia

MicroSeismic has been engaged by a major drilling operator in British Columbia to help strengthen its seismicity monitoring (SM) program.

Woodside gets green light for Apache Corp. deal

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will not oppose Woodside’s proposed acquisition of Apache Corporation’s interests in the Wheatstone, Balnaves and Kitimat Projects.

Exxon advances application for $21 billion Canadian LNG project

IRVING, Texas (Bloomberg) -- Undeterred by the collapse in crude prices, Exxon Mobil Corp. is pushing ahead with plans to spend as much as a C$25 billion ($21 billion) on a project to export LNG from Canada. The company, along with Canadian affiliate Imperial Oil Ltd., is seeking to build a facility on the Pacific Coast that would initially liquefy and export 15 million metric tons of LNG a year, according to an environmental review application submitted last week to the British Columbia provincial government.