FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 2017 International LNG in BC Conference that was slated for November 28-30 in Vancouver has been cancelled.
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources says the reason the conference was cancelled because the process had already been started to put the program on pause in June.
“Cancelation of the LNG conference, originally scheduled for this November, was initiated on June 13. The process started before the new government was in a position to determine the conference’s future,” said Suntanu Dalal with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
“Unfortunately, given the short timeframe to act on, there was simply not enough time, with the change in government, to deliver a quality event this year. Future events will be considered.”
In an email to Energeticcity.ca, Dalal says the new BC NDP government does support LNG, given it meets the following four conditions:
- LNG projects must offer jobs and training for British Columbians, especially jobs for local people
- The people of B.C. must get a fair return for the province’s resources
- LNG projects must secure full partnerships with local First Nations
- LNG projects must complete a made-in-B.C. environmental assessment and respect provincial commitments to combating climate change
The last conference took place during October 14-16, 2015.