B.C.: BG GROUP, IMPERIAL OIL FILE LNG EXPORT APPLICATIONS

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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2013PREM0071-000992
June 20, 2013  
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Natural Gas Development 
B.C. welcomes LNG export applications 
VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark today welcomed the news that two
companies, BG Group and Imperial Oil/ ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. both have
filed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications with the National
Energy Board. 
"Once again we see companies wanting to take advantage of B.C.'s LNG
potential and this move today highlights industry's continued interest in
its potential," said Premier Clark. "We are developing this sector so it
benefits all British Columbians for generations to come." 
"These applications, if approved by the National Energy Board, show that
we are on the verge of new economic opportunities with LNG," said Rich
Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas Development. "The development of our LNG
sector is part of our long-term plan for a debt-free B.C." 
The two companies are filing LNG applications with the National Energy
Board (NEB) to export LNG to customers overseas where the demand is high
for LNG. If the NEB grants permission, the total export licences awarded
would rise to five. 
In reviewing each export application, the NEB ensures the quantity of the
gas does not exceed the amount required to meet domestic demand. 
Quick Facts:  
* BG Group - application to export 21.6 million metric tonnes annually of
LNG from its Prince Rupert LNG export facility.
* Imperial Oil/ ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. - application to export 30 million
metric tonnes annually of LNG. It continues to assess potential site
locations.
* The NEB is an independent federal regulator of Canada's energy industry.
Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the
Canadian public interest.
* The NEB has issued export licences to three other LNG proponents: LNG
Canada (Shell and co-venture partners); Kitimat LNG (Chevron/Apache) and
Douglas Channel LNG (Texas-based company and Haisla Nation partnership). 
Learn More: 
LNG Strategy: http://www.gov.bc.ca/mngd/
LNG One Year Update: http://www.gov.bc.ca/mngd/ 
Media Contacts: 
Ben Chin
Office of the Premier
250 588-3113 
Sandra Steilo
Media Relations
Ministry of Natural Gas Development
250 952-0617 
Connect with the Province of B.C. at www.gov.bc.ca/connect 
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