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REPORTING · 8th February 2013
Walter McFarlane
Watch the Council Meeting online on our video website here

Kitimat City Council on Monday, February 4th began with the traditional, Mayoral Good News from Mayor Joanne Monaghan.

“The National Energy Board, the NEB approved an application by LNG Canada Development for a licenced export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a proposed Terminal near Kitimat British Columbia. Many of you know that particular industry as Shell. The Export License will authorize LNG Canada to export 670 million tonnes of LNG,” said Monaghan.

She expressed Council has been busy meeting with people, including the Member of Parliament, Nathan Cullen, David Culvert of Apache, the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine, Chief Councillor Ellis Ross, and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Ida Chong. Minister Bill Bennet will be in Kitimat soon and Council will meet with him.

Monaghan expressed that both the Chalet and the motel have changed hands and Shaun Oviatt has purchased the Fork and Spoon and will be setting up a Mr. Mikes. The permitting is still coming up in the future. “We wish him all the best,” said Monaghan

She concluded her good news by thanking Oviatt for putting on a successful Rail Jam in Kitimat.
You won't believe it....
Comment by Larry Walker on 13th February 2013
I did a little research on my own and found the following....Shell's proposal is for a facility to produce and ship 25 million tons per year. The largest, newest ships handle approx 70,000 tons of LNG
(remember..it's liquid gas or roughly 147,000 cubic metres of gas)

Just do the math....and if my calculations are right that is 360 some odd tanks a year or rougly 1 tanker a day coming in and 1 going out per day loaded.

Now take that and multiply it by 4 or 6 projects being planned for Kitimat and the number of ships required is staggering.
And you thought Vancouver was busy''''
Shell to export 670 million tons....
Comment by Larry Walker on 8th February 2013
And in "plain english" .... that will equate to how many tankers moving up and moving down the Douglas Channel per year????