Qingdao Sinoenergy backs Alberta companys pitch for liquefied natural gas plant

Qingdao Sinoenergy backs Alberta company’s pitch for liquefied natural gas plant AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 23, 2014 3:44 pm MDT EDMONTON – A Chinese firm is behind a new Alberta joint-venture company that wants to build a liquefied natural gas plant in the province.Gascana AB Energy Ltd. was recently established by the Qingdao Sinoenergy Corporation of China and Calgary based-Petrox Resources.Petrox said the goal is to build a plant that could produce close to 3,000 tonnes of LNG per day for export.The Edmonton Economic Development Corp. is working with Gascana on the proposal and said the project could include other petrochemical and manufacturing plants worth more than $4 billion.Brad Ferguson, president of the EEDC, said if all of the proposals go ahead, the gas plant and the other projects would create 2,000 permanent jobs.Ferguson said the development would be built in three stages over five years.“We are excited about it, but like other projects, there are a number of hurdles that you have to go through in order for it to become a reality,” Ferguson said Monday.“They have a long way to go. Our job is to work with them to make them successful.”Ferguson said the EEDC, which is owned by the City of Edmonton, would provide media and government relations advice to Gascana.Officials with Gascana could not be reached for comment.The EEDC said the proposal calls for the LNG plant to be built in an industrial park to be developed in Sturgeon County north of Edmonton.The liquefied natural gas would be transported to market in rail cars to British Columbia for export to China.The Alberta Energy Regulator, which reviews such proposals, has not received an application for the project.— By John Cotter in Edmonton read more

Read More

Connacht shock Toulouse to record their greatest ever Heineken Cup win

first_imgUpdated 16:55CONNACHT HAVE BEATEN Toulouse 16-14 at the Stade Ernest Wallon thanks to an assured Dan Parks kicking performance and a superb try from Kieran Marmion.The Irish side shocked the four-time Heineken Cup champions to snap their eight-game losing streak and give themselves a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals. The final five minutes were tense as Parks hit the bar with a 55 metre penalty attempt.The visitors were 60 seconds away from a remarkable half-time lead before a late Jean Pascal Barraque try. Pat Lam’s side began the game on the back foot and needed some committed defence to survive the opening 10 minutes. Connacht fought back after turning over Toulouse ball and gradually made headway into the French half.The frustration of the home side was evident as they went offside soon after knocking forward in midfield. Parks sized up the posts from halfway and scored with a sweet connection.The visitors grew in confidence after the early score and left French territory with another three points, on 15 minutes, after Parks slotted over a drop goal inside their 22.Jake Heenan and John Muldoon were outstanding for the Irish side in the first-half, with Robbie Henshaw the attacking spark in the backline.French pressure looked to have paid off in the final 10 minutes of the half as Barraque lined up a penalty. He missed and Connacht needed Parks’ superb tap tackle to deny Florian Fritz a try moments later.Toulouse were rewarded for their relentless attacking surges as Barraque got over for a try in the 39th minute. As the clock ticked red, Barraque converted his try and the French side led for the first time in the game.Kieran Marmion was superb for Connacht. INPHO/Billy SticklandParks put Connacht ahead with a penalty after the break and Henshaw showed great strength and awareness to set up Carr, who dived over in the corner. It looked like a core but he had been held up. Luckily, Marmion was on hand to burrow over and get the ball down at the next ruck.Henshaw was denied a score of his own when the video referee harshly called back play and the scene was set for a tense finish when Toulouse captain Thierry Dusautoir got over for a try and Lionel Beauxis converted it.Marmion was named man-of-the-match with a minute of play left but greater news was to follow. Connacht held on and recorded the greatest win in the province’s history.– First posted at 15:50Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >VIDEO: Watch Brian O’Driscoll’s magical between the legs passAs it happened: Munster v Perpignan, Heineken Cuplast_img read more

Read More