Tuesday September 02, 2014

subscription options

Print Edition»

  • Includes free
    digital edition
  • Digital Edition»

  • Print format with
    enhanced features!

    • What do you consider to be the 2013 Story of the Year?
    • B.C. election
    • 36%
    • TRU law school
    • 4%
    • Proposed Ajax mine
    • 43%
    • Jack Shippobotham death
    • 3%
    • Starving horses seized
    • 11%
    • Red Lake cold case
    • 3%
    • Total Votes: 1070

    Report says as many as 135,000 workers will be needed for B.C.'s LNG industry

    VICTORIA - British Columbia will soon need over 75,000 skilled workers for the liquefied natural gas industry and another 60,000 to help with the construction of plants and pipelines.

    The figures are contained in a report by the B.C. Natural Gas Workforce Strategy Committee, which was set up last year to help in understanding the needs of the industry.

    Committee chairman Geoff Stevens says the report gives government and the industry an overview of the help in future decision making about LNG in the province.

    Premier Christy Clark's government is counting on a trillion dollar LNG industry, which she has said could help wipe out the province's $62 billion debt.

    Several LNG companies have already submitted export applications with Canada's National Energy Board.

    The NEB, Canada's energy regulator, has issued three LNG export permits to Kitimat LNG located on the northwest B.C. coast.


    NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

    The Kamloops Daily News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

    blog comments powered by Disqus

    Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media: www.glaciermedia.ca    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy

    LOG IN

    Lost your password?