News & Events

BC LNG Alliance statement on cancellation of Pacific NorthWest LNG project / July 25, 2017

The BC LNG Alliance continues to work with our members building a sustainable, globally cost competitive and environmentally and socially responsible LNG industry in B.C. British Columbia has abundant natural gas resources produced to some of the highest environmental and regulatory standards in the world. However, projects must be globally cost-competitive to move forward. Our […]

BC LNG Alliance response to Province opinion piece “LNG plants get special deal on Hydro, not the people who need it” / December 21, 2016

I would like to respond to Erin Pritchard and Seth Klein’s opinion piece that liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities will get a special deal on hydro rates. The correct information is that the “eDrive” rate for LNG plants is not a subsidy but the same standard rate paid by all industrial customers in B.C.. Charging […]

BC LNG Alliance response to Navius estimate that LNG industry will cause B.C. to miss climate goals / December 15, 2016

Navius Research recently issued a report that suggests the development of a B.C. LNG industry will cause British Columbia to fall short of its greenhouse gas targets. What the report failed to talk about is that natural gas exported from BC as liquefied natural gas (LNG) can play an important role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. While emissions may […]

BC LNG Alliance statement on FID for Woodfibre LNG / November 4, 2016

A Final Investment Decision (FID) is the result of many years of planning and partnership building, and requires significant certainty to reach such a milestone. The BC LNG Alliance congratulates Woodfibre LNG on reaching this milestone, which demonstrates a sustainable LNG industry in B.C. is possible. Their commitment to the LNG industry in B.C. means […]

Vancouver Province Editorial / February 25, 2016

Vancouver Province Editorial David Keane, Chief Karen Ogen and Tom Sigurdson: Gore’s man is wrong about BC’s LNG plans With the recent TED conference wrapping up, and the GLOBE conference soon beginning there has been much talk surrounding global energy demand and Canada’s role.  As BC LNG Alliance members continue to move their projects forward, a […]

PDA Press Release / July 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC – David Keane, President of the BC LNG Alliance, today made the following statement in response to the BC government’s project development agreement announcement. “LNG projects are large undertakings that require tens of billions of dollars in capital investment, and therefore require certainty with respect to the fiscal, legal and […]

Setting the standard for safe LNG in BC / March 13, 2015

British Columbia’s abundant supply of natural gas is creating new economic growth. Liquefied natural gas – also known as LNG – is an export opportunity which builds on our province’s long history of resource exploration and energy production. British Columbia has some of the highest safety standards in the world for resource development. The Government […]

Speech to Canadian Energy Research Institute / March 3, 2015

Mr. David Keane, President BC LNG Alliance Calgary, Alberta   Thank you for that kind introduction Dinara. And a big thank you to the Canadian Energy Research Institute for inviting me to be the keynote speaker as we begin Day 2 of this important conference. I am pleased to be with you this morning and […]

BC LNG ALLIANCE STATEMENT / February 19, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC – David Keane, President of the BC LNG Alliance, today made the following statement in response to the federal government’s capital cost allowance announcement. “Today’s announcement by the federal government encourages the development of a robust LNG industry in British Columbia. Developing BC’s LNG industry will create thousands of new […]

Vancouver Sun Op/Ed / January 15, 2015

Even before British Columbians rang in the new-year, doomsayers were already declaring the death of BC’s nascent LNG industry.   Falling energy prices have inspired critics to play into those fears.  As president of the BC LNG Alliance I am here to say the critics speak too soon.  Present energy market volatility masks a tremendous LNG […]

Independent Contractors AGM Speech / November 25, 2014

By David Keane Introduction Phil, thank you for your kind words.  It’s a privilege to be here this evening, and I am delighted to address members of the Independent Contractors and Business Association. Before I begin, I would also like to thank the Coast Salish people for allowing me to enter their traditional territory. Prior […]

EXXONMOBIL JOINS THE BC LNG ALLIANCE / November 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, BC – November 19, 2014 – ExxonMobil, one of the world’s leading energy companies, announced today its affiliate ExxonMobil LNG Market Development Inc., has joined the BC LNG Alliance. The industry organization is dedicated to fostering the growth of a safe, environmentally responsible and globally competitive LNG industry in British Columbia […]

Speech to Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce / November 19, 2014

By David Keane Introduction John, thank you for your kind words and the opportunity to speak today to the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce. I am delighted to be joining you, along with the panelists who will be speaking shortly about the challenges and opportunities of operating a small business. But, before I begin, I […]

Meet the BC LNG Alliance / October 23, 2014
LNG Tax Statement / October 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BC LNG ALLIANCE STATEMENT Vancouver, BC – David Keane, President of the BC LNG Alliance, today made the following statements in response to the provincial government’s proposed LNG Tax legislation. “LNG proponents appreciate the government revisiting its original tax structure. We believe there must be a fair return for British Columbians for […]

BC LNG Alliance Statement / October 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BC LNG ALLIANCE STATEMENT Vancouver, BC – David Keane, President of the BC LNG Alliance, today made the following statements in response to the provincial government’s tabling of GHG legislation. “Greater clarity is welcome by proponents, as they require fiscal and regulatory certainty to the overall cost of their projects. However, GHG […]

BC LNG Alliance Backgrounder / October 8, 2014

About the Alliance The BC LNG Alliance is dedicated to fostering the growth of a safe, environmentally and socially responsible liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in British Columbia that is globally competitive. B.C.’s significant natural gas reserves and our proximity to Asian markets give our province a rare opportunity to grow a vibrant new industry […]

David Keane: Speech to Vancouver Board of Trade / October 8, 2014

Mr. David Keane President, BC LNG Alliance Remarks to the Vancouver Board of Trade Vancouver, BC Thank you for those kind words Rod. And Ian, thank you for inviting the B.C. LNG Alliance to participate in the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Energy Forum. I am delighted to be with you this afternoon. And I’m honoured […]

President of BC LNG Alliance says LNG not a foregone conclusion / October 8, 2014

Vancouver, BC – David Keane, President of the BC LNG Alliance, today detailed the challenges and the opportunities facing British Columbia’s LNG industry in a keynote address to the Vancouver Board of Trade. “The new LNG industry in British Columbia is not a forgone conclusion,” said Keane. “If LNG is to be viable in this […]

LNG Proponents Launch New BC LNG Alliance in Terrace, British Columbia / October 8, 2014

Terrace, BC – A group of leading Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) proponents today were joined by First Nations, Mayors, Councilors and community members from around northwest B.C. to officially launch the BC LNG Alliance, a new industry organization dedicated to fostering the growth of a safe, environmentally responsible and globally competitive LNG industry in British […]

Remarks to the Vancouver Board of Trade / October 8, 2014

By David Keane Thank you for those kind words Rod. And Ian, thank you for inviting the B.C. LNG Alliance to participate in the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Energy Forum. I am delighted to be with you this afternoon. And I’m honoured to be on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people. I also […]