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June, 2014 | Northern BC Business
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$10 billion bitumen refinery announced for north coast

A Vancouver-based company with international backing is planning to build a $10 billion bitumen refinery project near Prince Rupert. Pacific Future Energy says the new refinery will be “the world’s greenest” and will be built in full partnership with First Nations. The company has already identified three sites, all in the Prince Rupert area, as potential locations for the refinery, which will process oil from northern Alberta. A feasibility study, which is currently underway, will […]

Dawson Creek potential host to $22 million-LNG facility

The city is currently being considered by AltaGas and their subsidiary Pacific Northern Gas to be the location of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. Mayor Dale Bumstead announced Mar. 3 that the company has chosen the city for the $22 million-facility, but AltaGas representatives have not confirmed the location. “We are still reviewing a number of options to supply regional LNG to customers in that area, in that particular area, and unfortunately we […]

Politicians, business leaders pen open letter telling Harper to approve Northern Gateway

By Josh Wingrove, The Globe and Mail A group of premiers, former federal cabinet ministers and business leaders is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, calling it “a project that’s right for our time.” The open letter, which was due to run in four Canadian newspapers on Thursday, comes days before the June 17 deadline for Mr. Harper’s cabinet to make a decision on the pipeline, one […]

Awaiting ruling on Northern Gateway, Enbridge works to fix a dented brand

By Kelly Cryderman and Brent Jang, The Globe and Mail A critical federal ruling will decide the fate of the Northern Gateway project in the days ahead. But whatever the outcome, Enbridge Inc. has a long road ahead to rebuild the company’s brand in British Columbia amid controversy over the pipeline. Environmentalists and First Nations say the company behind the $7.9-billion pipeline has lost credibility in a process that has seen local concerns blossom into […]

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