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Skills training a major focus if LNG is to maintain traction in BC

January 30, 2015 - 3:26 PM

KAMLOOPS - Today the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce welcomed David Keane, President of the B.C. LNG Alliance, to speak to the membership at their January chamber luncheon.

“From mining to forestry, from health care to post-secondary education, Kamloops is an integral logistical hub for goods and services with talented and skilled people”, stated Keane. “The present energy market volatility just masks a tremendous LNG opportunity in B.C.”

“The projects proposed by our members will constitute the largest investment ever seen in this province,” stated Keane. “More importantly, investments made by our members, and the jobs and spin offs they will create, will have a very positive and beneficial effect throughout B.C. and Canada”

Keen stressed that access to energy isn’t just about watching your favourite show on your big screen TV. It’s actually the difference between prosperity and poverty.

“For our LNG projects to be viable, we need to strike the right balance which enables British Columbians to receive fair value for the sale of their natural resources, while at the same time recognizing the enormous technical and financial challenges of very large and complex projects with significant tasks.”

The B.C. LNG Alliance is the voice of British Columbia’s new LNG export industry. They stress that LNG in B.C. means jobs, government revenues, economic growth opportunities and many other benefits.

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