Company proposes LNG project in eastern Nova Scotia

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — A liquefied natural gas export project is being proposed in Nova Scotia’s eastern shore.The president of Pieridae Energy Canada says he is looking for sources of gas to be liquefied and exported from the Guysborough County community of Goldboro, about 200 kilometres northeast of Halifax.Alfred Sorensen, who formed the company 18 months ago, says his proposal calls for the storage and export of five million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year.Sorensen, who made the announcement in Goldboro, says the project could cost close to $5 billion but he didn’t say whether he was seeking capital funding.He says it could proceed in 2018, but must still clear an environmental assessment.There have been past efforts to proceed with such a development in the area, but Sorensen says his project is different because his goal is to buy natural gas and export it to markets such as Europe and India.Prior proposals that did not proceed aimed to purchase supplies of liquefied natural gas and process it in Goldboro.Sorensen is also the CEO of Calgary-based energy firm Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. National Post read more

The Latest EU still waiting for Brexit proposals from UK

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):9:05 a.m.The European Union says it is still waiting for useful proposals to come from Britain to unblock stalled negotiations on Britain’s departure terms from the bloc.EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Thursday that he is “still ready to work on any new legal and operational proposal” from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but indicated insufficient progress had been achieved in the past few weeks.Barnier said “we are still waiting,” underscoring the view that four papers over the past days fell far short to get real negotiations going again.The EU already had a deal with the UK on departure terms but it was rejected in the British parliament. Johnson now wants to drastically renegotiate the agreement or leave without a deal on Oct. 31.___9 a.m.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a backlash over his use of confrontational language in Parliament the day after suffering a broad defeat in the Supreme Court.Johnson characterized an opposition bill mandating a Brexit extension as a “surrender bill,” and brushed off concerns that his language might endanger legislators as “humbug.”Some in Parliament warned that his language was inflammatory and should be more cautious given the 2016 killing of legislator Jo Cox.Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan tweeted that “we all need to remind ourselves of the effect of everything we say on those watching us.”Johnson was criticized by members of several parties and by Cox’s widower.Tempers have been inflamed in Parliament as the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline gets closer. Sessions will resume Thursday.The Associated Press read more