BC LNG Forum

Capitalizing on Major Projects, Emerging Markets and Development Opportunities in Western Canada's Newest Energy Hub

Monday, November 20, 2006

About

Are you positioned to capitalize on the emergence of Western Canada's next great energy hub?

North America's demand for natural gas is steadily increasing in the face of dwindling domestic supply. "Feeding the beast" is going to mean that LNG must become a reality.

British Columbia is poised to launch two major terminal projects along the Northern Corridor. With several major pipeline projects scheduled in the region, Kitimat is quickly becoming a major energy centre BUT there are unique challenges to developing these projects on the West Coast and ever increasing competition from foreign markets for energy supply.

What infrastructure, construction and workforce development is going to be required to complete these projects? What economic factors will ensure LNG terminals can secure supply for the markets they propose to serve? How do you engage and involve Aboriginal groups and local stakeholders to win support and provide sustainable development opportunities in the region while keeping your projects moving forward?

The Canadian Institute's BC LNG Forum publication will address these challenges and more through the conference materials from the expert faculty of speakers and industry leaders.

Benefit from an examination of the operating environment in British Columbia and the future on North American gas supply through in-depth discussions on:

  • When is LNG coming to the West Coast, and what impacts will it have?
  • Updates and economics of LNG projects proposed in BC and the US
  • Marine safety and transportation
  • The environmental assessment process at provincial and federal levels

Contents & Contributors

About

Are you positioned to capitalize on the emergence of Western Canada's next great energy hub?

North America's demand for natural gas is steadily increasing in the face of dwindling domestic supply. "Feeding the beast" is going to mean that LNG must become a reality.

British Columbia is poised to launch two major terminal projects along the Northern Corridor. With several major pipeline projects scheduled in the region, Kitimat is quickly becoming a major energy centre BUT there are unique challenges to developing these projects on the West Coast and ever increasing competition from foreign markets for energy supply.

What infrastructure, construction and workforce development is going to be required to complete these projects? What economic factors will ensure LNG terminals can secure supply for the markets they propose to serve? How do you engage and involve Aboriginal groups and local stakeholders to win support and provide sustainable development opportunities in the region while keeping your projects moving forward?

The Canadian Institute's BC LNG Forum publication will address these challenges and more through the conference materials from the expert faculty of speakers and industry leaders.

Benefit from an examination of the operating environment in British Columbia and the future on North American gas supply through in-depth discussions on:

  • When is LNG coming to the West Coast, and what impacts will it have?
  • Updates and economics of LNG projects proposed in BC and the US
  • Marine safety and transportation
  • The environmental assessment process at provincial and federal levels

Contents & Contributors


OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR: OPPORTUNITIES IN WESTERN CANADA'S EMERGING ENERGY HUB
Diane Hewlett, Development District of Kitimat and private Port of Kitimat

NORTH AMERICAN NATURAL GAS MARKET OUTLOOK & LNG PERSPECTIVES
Gerry Goobie, Purvin & Gertz, Inc

MARINE TRANSPORT OF LNG
Mark Butler, WestPac LNG Corporation
Gary Van Tassel, Argent Marine Operations Inc

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF INCREMENTAL GAS SUPPLY ON THE FLOW DYNAMICS ACROSS THE NORTH AMERICA GRID
James Kendell, U.S. Energy Information Administration

KITIMAT TO SUMMIT LAKE LOOPING PROJECT ("KSL PROJECT")
Greg Weeres, Pacific Northern Gas

FACILITATING KITIMAT LNG TO MARKET
Troy Adams, Duke Energy Gas Transmission

TRANSPORT CANADA MARINE SAFETY TERMPOL TERMPOL REVIEW PROCESS
Harvey Singh, Transport Canada
TRENDS AND ISSUES IN THE NEW WORLD OF ASIAPACIFIC LNG
Stu Leson, WestPac LNG Corporation

CLARIFYING ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Jason Quigley, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA ENVIRONMENTALLY AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT
Graeme McLaren, BC Environmental Assessment Office

EFFECTIVE TOOLS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING AND MANAGING MAJOR PROJECT CONTRACTS
Douglas A. Graham, Partner, MacLeod Dixon LLP (Calgary)



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