Malcolm Baxter

Wall sees mid-2012 for KM LNG construction start

There are still a few hurdles to clear, but Apache Canada president Tim Wall is betting construction on the KM LNG plant will start in mid-2012.

Consultation confusion leaves Haisla in limbo

Case law is clear that with a project like Enbridge’s Northern Gateway, the Haisla must be consulted.

Layton’s last post

Every year thousands of Canadians die of some form of cancer.

LNG Co-op export permit going to public hearing

The National Energy Board has announced it will hold a public hearing on the BC LNG Co-op’s application for a gas export licence.

ICE heats up Pytrade project

Pytrade has finally received word from the province that its application for an Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) grant has been approved.

KM LNG buy Eurocan mill site

KM LNG Operating General Partnership announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the former Eurocan pulp and paper mill site from West Fraser.

KHAG membership rejects press ban

The Kitimat Health Advocacy Group annual general meeting approved all the recommended changes put forward by its three directors - except one.

LNG Co-op gives National Energy Board a nudge

Still waiting for word on its application for a licence to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), the BC LNG Export Co-operative has given the National Energy Board (NEB) a gentle push.

Mea culpa

Upon my return from a week off I was informed that at the Monday, June 20 council meeting - while I was sitting on a boat on Stuart Lake spectacularly failing to catch rainbow trout - my name had come up.

RTA applies to complete second tunnel

Rio Tinto Alcan has applied for a permit to complete the half-finished tunnel bored as part of the long-dead Kemano Completion Project (KCP).

Rod and Gun suggests enviro fund

While Kitimat Rod and Gun representative Mike Langegger opened by saying he was neither a lawyer nor “a seasoned public speaker”, he had no difficulty getting his point across at the National Energy Board hearing into the KM LNG export permit.

Cullen predicts dark days ahead

While the federal budget brought down June 6 by the Conservative government was pretty much a re-run of its March version, Skeena-Bulkley Valley New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen said budget day doesn’t tell the whole story.

KM LNG gas export application put on hold

After three days of testimony and cross-examination last week, the National Energy Board hearing on KM LNG’s application to export natural gas via its proposed Kitimat plant was put on hold pending the results of talks between the company and the Gitxaala (Kitkatla) First Nation.

Asia buying into projected LNG boom

Here I was last week talking about three potential LNG plants and even before the paper hit the street a fourth possibility appeared with the $1 billion deal between Progress Energy, owner of shale properties in the North Montney, and Petronas, the Malaysian LNG giant.

KHAG told to stay on course

City councillor Bob Corless delivered a warning to the Kitimat Health Advocacy Group at its last meeting - don’t change course.

Enbridge: spills are not inevitable

Enbridge officials say the chance of an oil spill on the water is far from inevitable, the record of new pipelines is clean and, contrary to public perception, not all First Nations are opposed to the project.

LNG pile on continues

It is said that all things come to those that wait - and in the case of Kitimat it looks like the waiting is finally coming to an end.

HST math

Last week we were treated to the provincial government unveiling its plan to offer a big enough financial incentive - aka bribe - to get British Columbians to back the HST in the upcoming referendum.

Cullen pleased with new role

When NDP official opposition leader Jack Layton announced his shadow cabinet Thursday, Nathan Cullen’s name was not on the list.

Another major KMP contract inked

It was contract signing day again at Rio Tinto Alcan last Tuesday as the company announced who had secured the job of putting in the underground utility corridor.