first_imgIt is presumed but not confirmed, the delay in the hearing, originally projected for this month, will push back SemCam’s proposed construction and start-up dates.They had been tentatively set, for September this year and next year, respectively. The National Energy Board has set October 28th as the hearing date for the Redwillow Pipeline Project in the South Peace at the Best Western Inn in Dawson Creek.SemCams, Alberta’s largest licensed sour gas processor is, proposing to build the 150 kilometer pipeline, southwest of Tumbler Ridge, for just over 160 million dollars.It would connect with the company’s existing gas transmission system near Grovedale, southwest of Grande Prairie.- Advertisement -It would transport 70 million cubic feet of sour gas daily, from two northeast BC producers but, there’s opposition on this side of the border.The Peace River Regional District and the City of Fort St. John are among those who have filed for intervener status.They’re arguing Alberta will benefit from housing all of the gas processing facilities. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe BC government is getting high marks from the oil and gas industry, following tweaks, to its royalty program, to spur deep drilling.The Calgary Herald is quoting Alan Boras of EnCana, as saying, the change encourages development of trickier and technically challenging natural gas deposits, like those in the Horn River Basin. Meantime, the Herald also quotes Chris Seasons of Devon Canada, as crediting the Campbell government, with crafting one of the most industry-friendly jurisdictions in the country. The program changes announced this week by Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom, specifically target deep horizontal wells, of more than 25 hundred meters…and, deep vertical wells of more than 23 hundred meters. Oil and gas overtook forestry as the leading contributor to BC government revenues at the start of this decade and, sales of oil and gas rights rose, to a record high in 2008, of 2 point 6 billion dollars.- Advertisement –last_img read more