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Third annual conference breaks new ground for LNG future

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Office of the Premier

Third annual conference breaks new ground for LNG future

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Sam Oliphant
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Office of the Premier
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Sandra Steilo
Media Relations
Ministry of Natural Gas Development
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Media Contacts
Sam Oliphant
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 952-7252
Sandra Steilo
Media Relations
Ministry of Natural Gas Development
250 952-0617

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LNG conference participant quotes

Dr. Martha Piper, interim president and vice-chancellor, University of British Columbia –

“The post-secondary sector has a duty to enable students to achieve their fullest potential so they can take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead in LNG and, indeed, the full gamut of B.C.’s diverse economy. Our faculty of applied science – whose engineering program is responsible for training nearly three-quarters of B.C.’s engineers – organized the Innovation Engineering competition at the GameChanger Youth Expo at this year’s LNG conference. The competition saw teams of students submit ideas for revolutionizing the LNG industry and displayed some of the ingenuity and skill coming from our schools and universities. I congratulate all the students involved in the competition, and I thank the government for continuing to engage with post-secondary institutions as critical partners in the B.C. economy.”

Andy Calitz, CEO LNG Canada –

“LNG projects in B.C. have an opportunity to transform the province, and this year’s conference provided a forum for communities, First Nations, suppliers, contractors, proponents and government to continue the conversation on what is needed to develop a successful LNG industry in B.C. The competition to secure new LNG customers is strong and B.C. will need to work hard to secure its place in this highly competitive global market. The provincial government remains clear in its vision and I congratulate the government on another successful conference.”

Kim Baird, Kim Baird Strategic Consulting –

“The conference provided a perfect forum for myself and others to meet with industry and be part of the collective shaping British Columbia’s LNG future. This event helps us build relationships that will create more opportunities for First Nations as partners.”

Doug Bloom, president, Canadian LNG, Spectra Energy –

“The future for cleaner burning natural gas – here at home and in new global markets – is bright. Spectra Energy plans to build upon our safe and strong foundation of B.C. experience and expertise. We were pleased to once again be part of the LNG Conference, lending our voice to several panel discussions and continuing our engagement with many who share our deep commitment to B.C.’s and Canada’s success.”

Michael Mulcahy, president and CEO, FortisBC –

“The provincial government’s foresight and support has been integral to ensuring LNG and natural gas projects can move forward and continue to benefit B.C.’s economy. The LNG in B.C. conference provides a great opportunity for industry leaders and stakeholders to share ideas and best practices.”

John Lowe, executive vice president, AltaGas –

“British Columbia's LNG conference provided an insightful look at the province’s energy export future. It was a great opportunity for us to meet with stakeholders as our company works to advance LNG development in the province – for export and for domestic use.”

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