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British Columbia misses LNG target

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has announced that her government’s new jobs plan aims to make British Columbia the most diversified economy in Canada.

Clark announced on 23 January that during a five-year update on her jobs plan that the government achieved 15 of 19 goals set back in 2011, but missed targets for the LNG industry.

The original jobs plan said three LNG plants would be operating by 2020 and that there would be 17 new and upgraded mines in operation by 2015.

Five new mines have been approved since 2011 and eight were upgraded, which came close to the targeted goal. However no LNG plants are operating in the province.

In November, Woodfibre LNG announced it was proceeding with a proposed LNG development in Squamish. The project was expected to create 650 jobs during construction and 100 operation jobs over its 25-year lifespan.

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