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Mayor Phil Germuth remains optimistic about the Liberal’s boasted LNG dream, and he’s focused primarily on two of the close to 20 proposed northwest coast projects backed by Shell and Chevron.

“They [Shell] has everything in a row. They have the upstream supply; they have the customers already built into the project, so that one looks very favourable,” says Mayor Germuth. “Chevron of course, the Kitimat LNG project, we’ve got just as much hope for that one too, of course.”

Mayor Germuth adds, “So we’re still very confident that one for sure is going to go, and we’re doing everything we can to see both of them go.”

He expects either company will break ground on LNG the following year.

“They’re both expecting their FIDs [final investment decision] for next year, being 2016.”

The Liberals were re-elected in 2013 on their dream of a multi-billion LNG industry, which Premier Clark still predicts will create 100,000 new jobs.

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