Message from the Premier
British Columbia’s natural gas sector is in a period of transition – an unprecedented time of opportunity and growth. A great deal of that progress has taken place following the release of the BC Jobs Plan in 2011, which outlined our commitment to global competitiveness and new market access.
We’ve taken important steps forward, including policy changes to foster growth and to ensure power is available to support development.
We are working closely with proponents who are already advancing their plans to build LNG infrastructure on B.C.’s coastline.
The advantages of an LNG industry in B.C. are clear. We have lower shipping costs thanks to our proximity to growing markets with a demand for energy resources. We also have a vast supply of natural gas to meet these demands.
Our long history of safe, responsible natural gas development makes us a reliable place to invest and conduct business. In addition, a strong relationship with B.C.’s First Nations continues to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships.
It all adds up to a very exciting time for British Columbia, and for Canada. We are on the verge of making our province a world-leader in natural gas production and supply.
Premier, British Columbia