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NEXT Compression AWARDED CONTRACTS for

MILESTONE COMPRESSION ASSETS in

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

The Other PIPELINE

A New Era for INNIO’s

WAUKESHA GAS ENGINES


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Industry 411: Top Gas Compression Stats

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A New Era for INNIO’s Waukesha Gas Engines

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NEXT Compression Awarded Contract for Milestone Compression Assets in Northern Australia

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The Other Pipeline

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20202020 DRILLING OUTLOOK Drilling

Outlook

kihd6k

497

b

RIG FLEET: a decrease of 48 from 2019

TOTAL JOBS: a decrease of 48 from 2019

4,905

46,599

PROJECTED 2020 WELLS DRILLED: an increase of 9 wells from 2019

Natural Gas Prices

a

22,313

PROJECTED 2020 OPERATING DAYS: an increase of 88 days from 2019

Natural Gas Prices

2017

2018

2019

2020

2028

Henry Hub price (US$/MMBtu)a

2.77

2.41

3.00

3.15

4.35

AECO-C price (CDN$/GJ)b

2.64

2.05

2.99

3.22

4.38

Source: Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)

US$/MMBtu = U.S. dollars per million British thermal units. CDN$/GJ = Canadian dollars per gigajoule.

2020 Drilling Forecast

Total Wells, Western Canada: 4,904

ACTIVE RIGS

FLEET

UTILIZATION

OP DAYS

Q1 2020

165

533

31%

14,963

Q2 2020

80

521

15%

7,226

Q3 2020

125

509

25%

11,485

Q3 2020

140

497

28%

12,924

2020 AVERAGE

128

515

25%

46,599

Source: CAODC (The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors)


Operating Days & Wells Completed TIME PERIOD

OPERATING DAYS

WELLS DRILLED

2017 ACTUAL

66,524

7,091

2018 ACTUAL

64,722

7,428

2019 ACTUAL + Q4 FORECAST

46,511

4,896

2020 FORECAST

46,599

4,905

88 or 0.2%

9 or 0.2%

2019 VS 2020

Source: CAODC (The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors)

Source: TransCanada Pipelines

Source: Bloomberg

Source: CAODC

Source: Daily Oil Bulletin / JWN

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Western Canada Well Counts Source: BOE

Q4 2018

Q1 2019

Q2 2019

Q3 019

Current Package Delivery Times HP

Type

Delivery

Und75 - 150 HP

Stock Screw

8 - 12 weeks

50 - 300 HP

Vane / Screw

12 - 18 weeks

300 - 500 HP

Screw

16 - 18 weeks

300 - 500 HP

Reciprocating

18 - 22 weeks

500 - 1,000 HP

Reciprocating

720 - 28 weeks

1,000 - 2,000 HP

Reciprocating

25 - 30 weeks

2,000+ HP

Reciprocating

30+ weeks

Source: NEXT Compression Corp.


We sat down for an exclusive interview with three members of INNIO’s senior leadership team to chat about what’s next for the Waukesha brand in North America.

A New Era for INNIO’s Waukesha Gas Engines Founded in 1906 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the Waukesha engine brand holds a great ©

deal of history and success behind its name. Characterized by its famous oilfield orange colour, Waukesha gas engines represent a long history of workmanship, quality and innovation. The powerful Waukesha brand is now part of the INNIO Group. Touted as the youngest energy company in the world with more than 90

Featured: • Devon Manz, Vice President, Waukesha Sales & Service, INNIO • Ryan Krafcheck, VHP Product Manager, INNIO • Dr. Katharina Rick, Transformation Officer, INNIO

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The Ins and Outs of INNIO In late 2018, GE’s Distributed Power business became a stand-alone energy company rebranded as INNIO. Headquartered in Austria, INNIO is wellpositioned in the global gas engine sector with strong growth targets driven by the rising demand for economical, reliable, and sustainable solutions for gas compression near or at the point of use. Devon Manz, Vice President of Sales and Service for Waukesha gas engines at INNIO, is a legacy GE Distributed Power team member and now leads new units and service sales, service execution, and customer service management in North America for INNIO’s Waukesha products. “We see this shift in ownership of the Waukesha brand as a strong opportunity for continued growth,” Manz comments. “INNIO has proven to be a highly entrepreneurial organization with significant resources. We are nimble, agile, and focused on creating strong relations, which will benefit all involved at the end

“The product brands that make up INNIO have a strong track record for growth and great vision for long-term success. This is exactly what the Waukesha brand needs to continue growing its industry share and deliver what customers need.” - Devin Manz, Vice President, Waukesha Sales & Service, INNIO

of the day.” When asked about the biggest benefit for Waukesha gas engines during the transition to INNIO, Manz notes, “The product brands that make up INNIO have a strong track record for growth and great vision for long-term success. This is exactly what the Waukesha brand needs to continue growing its industry share and deliver what customers need.” “Although we are a new company, there is a lot

that INNIO’s transition period to become a stand-

of orange running through the veins of INNIO

alone company has gone incredibly smoothly,

and deep respect for the history of the Waukesha

with a great deal of internal stability. Given that

brand,” explains Manz. “We are looking ahead and

the Waukesha brand is no stranger to change in

focused on growing the brand through passion and

ownership, the team has naturally built up a strong

strategic expansion. Our people love the industry, they love the brand, and they love our customers. With this type of longevity and passion, the brand will undoubtedly continue to flourish under INNIO.”

sense of resilience and looks forward to stable, supported growth with INNIO in the years to come. “Regardless of ownership, the Waukesha brand has remained constant, focused on providing reliable

Dr. Katharina Rick played a significant role in

gas engines to the gas compression industry. I

managing the transition and integration of

believe our customers recognize and appreciate that

Waukesha gas engines with INNIO. She notes

commitment,” Rick stated.


In Waukesha, WI and Welland, ON In addition to announcing new ownership, INNIO

us about his survival on that fateful day,” Manz shares. “He was in one of the towers when the tower

also recently opened its operations in Welland,

collapsed on him. Four hours later, he was rescued.

Ontario. “The advanced manufacturing site in

The lights that came on were powered by a Waukesha

Ontario has been a part of our overall growth plan

engine that now resides in Waukesha. It is a reminder

for some time,” explains Manz. “Opening a main

of the history and strength behind the brand,”

operations site in Canada allows us to leverage some

explains Ryan Krafcheck, VHP Product Manager,

significant benefits that will directly impact our ability

INNIO. “That kind of history goes well beyond gas

to continue to produce a high-tech product with lean

compression, and we will work tirelessly to preserve

production scheduling and costs.”

it. It’s a great position to continue building a business

The new advanced manufacturing site in Welland

from.” “The infamous Waukesha 9/11 engine which powered one of the Twin Towers during the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City.”

features over 500,000 square feet and is planned for 220 employees. The new factory combines decades of experience building innovative industrial machines, lean manufacturing, and optimal productivity processes with advanced software analytics to operate leaner, faster, and more efficiently. In Welland, lean manufacturing and productivity meet software analytics to extend over this entirely advanced manufacturing facility, where three-dimensional machining simulations for CNC programs run; real-time analytics help to better understand the operating conditions of a machine or a test cell; lights-out machining is installed; and all is combined with advanced lean manufacturing practices. The location leverages Welland’s transportation network, border proximity, and skilled labor pool.

While the engines are now also manufactured

“The new facility is a significant investment and

and shipped out of the Welland facility, Waukesha

demonstrates how strongly we believe in the region

continues to maintain a significant presence in

and growth potential of the Waukesha product line,”

Waukesha, Wisconsin, with a large employee base

notes Rick. “It is strategically located to support our

of engineering and support functions that remain in

vision for faster turn-arounds from material arrival to

place.

output and allows us to remain close to our customer

The Right ‘Climate’ for Growth?

base.”

While discussion around climate change, emissions,

The passion for the business is built upon its

and carbon taxes continue to abound in Canada and

famed history. INNIO is proud of its “Waukesha

other regions globally, the Waukesha gas engines

9/11 engine,” which powered one of the Twin

business unit remains confident in its position and

Towers during the attacks in New York City in 2001.

remains focused on supporting end-users in working

“Following 9/11, we met a senior member of the

toward a greener future. “We have made great strides

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“Customers can expect to see significant changes to our reUp remanufacturing portfolio to support overhauls, and they can continue to leverage value in their Waukesha gas engine investment.” said Rick. “Our engineers and technicians work

response. With 2020 on the horizon, INNIO expects

diligently and develop great upgrade opportunities for

this momentum to continue. “We anticipate the

our customers that reduce emissions using rich-burn

next five years in gas compression to remain solid

technology.”

internationally,” explains Rick. Domestically, INNIO

With several incentives in place in Canada, INNIO

will continue to focus on rolling out the Waukesha

is committed to supporting its customers’ position

VHP Series Five gas engine and expects robust

to capture such incentives. All Waukesha gas engines are designed to run under high stress conditions with the flexibility to use multiple fuels

growth for the Waukesha 275GL+ product now that it is hitting its stride. Customers can expect to

and meet emissions and compliance levels in diverse

see strong investment on the support side of the

applications, and INNIO encourages collaboration

business as INNIO launches new products to come

with industry players to continue to enhance the

in 2020. “As half of our installed base is now more

performance of its Waukesha gas engine product

than 20 years old, we are developing great traction

line.

What’s NEXT for Waukesha Gas Engines It’s been big year for the Waukesha brand on many levels. It was a record year for the gas compression

with helping our customers to ‘revitalize’ their Waukesha fleets,” Rick continues. “Customers can expect to see significant changes

industry, with more HP shipped than ever before,

to our reUp re-manufacturing portfolio to support

and the introduction of the new Waukesha VHP

overhauls, and they can continue to leverage value

Series Five gas engine was met with great customer

in their Waukesha gas engine investment.”


NEXT Compression Awarded Contract for Milestone Compression Assets in Northern Australia NEXT Compression Corp (“NEXT”) is pleased to announce the company has been awarded several contracts to design and manufacture compressor packages for the transformative Northern Gas Pipeline in Australia on behalf of Jemena.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jemena is a $10.5 billion company that owns and manages some of the country’s most significant gas and electricity assets. Jemena owns and operates a diverse portfolio of energy and water transportation assets across the east coast of Australia, supplying millions of households and businesses with essential services every day.

New Territory As part of its northern growth strategy, Jemena has recently signed an agreement with Senex Energy to

Jemena and Senex have partnered to build the gas plant and 60km pipeline, focusing on delivering a

build, own, and operate the Atlas Gas Processing

direct, cost-effective pathway to the domestic gas

Plant and Pipeline (“AGPP”), connecting Senex’s

market. The AGPP will offer capability to transport

new Atlas gas field in the Surat Basin in southeast

approximately 40TJs of gas per day, playing a crucial

Queensland with Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline and the Wallumbilla Gas Hub - the largest gas hub in the country.

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While Jemena has traditionally focused on pipeline and gas transportation, its partnership with Senex represents tremendous opportunity to expand into

Wallumbilla Basin

midstream assets and gas processing. “Jemena is a demonstrated expert in gas transportation, and Atlas offers a new opportunity for us to expand our transportation expertise by working closely with a producer,” says Carlo di Carlo, Engineering Manager for Jemena’s AGPP.

Surat Basin

“This is the first facility of this nature that Jemena is building, so the success of this project is paramount. We hope this will be the first of many joint ventures with both Senex and NEXT Compression, as we work together to bring domestic gas to market in a costefficient manner,” said Atlas Project Manager, Matt Skares on Jemena’s decision to award the contracts to NEXT Compression.

Vital to Australia’s Growth The construction of the AGPP builds on Jemena’s Northern Growth Strategy to develop an interconnected supply chain of gas infrastructure assets across northern Australia. Construction along Jemena’s 622km Northern Gas Pipeline (“NGP”) continues, with the first gas from the $800 million project flowing in late 2018. Upon completion, the NGP along with the AGPP will enhance both transmission and storage capacity and improve the resilience of pipeline infrastructure across Northern Australia. “We know there is continued demand for gas across the east coast and that northern Australia will play a leading role in meeting this demand by bringing new gas to where it is most needed, via the most direct and economic route,” said Jemena Managing Director Paul Adams. “The AGPP is another crucial addition to our plans in northern Australia and allows us to play a leading role in bringing a new source of gas supply and greater competition to the market.” 12 | The Compressor 2019

“This is the first facility of this nature that Jemena is building, so the success of this project is paramount. We hope this will be the first of many joint ventures with both Senex and NEXT Compression, as we work together to bring domestic gas to market in a costefficient manner.”


Canadian Innovation Based out of Rocky View, Alberta, NEXT Compression has been awarded the contracts to design and build five reciprocating and five rotary screw compressor packages for the AGPP, working closely with project sponsors from both Jemena

“Much like our firm in Australia, we can see that NEXT Compression prides itself on delivering a superior quality product, with a strong appreciation for craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our expectations and objectives are very much aligned with NEXT Compression and we look forward to a

and Senex. On its decision to select a Canadian

successful project.”

firm to design and build the vital compressors, di

Work has already begun on the engineering and

Carlo said, “We’re very much looking forward to

design of the compressor packages. Each Frick

working with a Canadian business on this venture.”

SGCB-3519 screw package will feed directly into its own dedicated Ariel JGT4-3 reciprocating package, with inter-unit pressures optimized to allow for a standardized 1450 BHP Waukesha L5794LT natural

NEXT Compression will rely heavily on its experience in working with international businesses and superior product knowledge to successfully deliver the Atlas compressor packages,” says John Sandmaier of NEXT Compression’s Sales & Applications team. “Our expertise working in this region and our proven ability to deliver make us a great Canadian partner for Jemena and Senex.

gas engine across all ten packages. International shipping and overseas re-assembly require unique design considerations, and high customer involvement in the organization and planning to ensure a smooth process from departure to commissioning. NEXT’s recognition of these details and early engagement with Jemena have resulted in an international project that is well on its way to success, both for NEXT as an international packager, and Jemena as a domesticallyresponsive, dynamic organization capable of excelling in new markets. Early engagement between NEXT, Senex and Jemena have allowed the team to address critical paths, contract details and design scope as they have come up in a very collaborative and productive way. The net result is a project that will be executed with lead times 50% shorter than similar projects done with more traditional approaches. “NEXT Compression will rely heavily on its experience in working with international businesses and superior product knowledge to successfully deliver the Atlas compressor packages,” says John Sandmaier of NEXT Compression’s Sales & The Compressor Winter 2020

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Applications team. “Our expertise working in this

“We fully appreciate how vital this infrastructure is

region and our proven ability to deliver make us a

in bringing gas to market in a more cost-effective

great Canadian partner for Jemena and Senex.”

manner, and are thrilled to play a role in making the AGPP successful not only for Jemena, but for the

International Footprint The compressor packages for Jemena’s Atlas

many thousands of Australians that this plant and pipeline will serve.”

project represent another opportunity for NEXT Compression to demonstrate its expertise in designing and fabricating natural gas compression equipment of this scale on the international stage. “We recognize the impact of this project from both a political and economic scale and look forward to delivering Canadian-made assets on-time and on-budget,” said Shane Guiltner, President of NEXT Compression.

With the critical path underway, the project is progressing well with the first units shipped out in Spring 2019. Project updates are available on NEXT Compression’s website at www.nextcomp.ca.


The Other Pipeline Catching up on the latest with Eagle Spirit Energy and the pipeline project that you rarely hear about anymore.

It is no surprise that Canada remains passionate about its pipelines. While debate and controversy around our country’s pipelines continue to dominate mainstream media, there is one pipeline project that seems to have all but dropped off the radar.

An August 2019 survey revealed that more than half of Canadians surveyed want their next federal government to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion between Alberta and British Columbia. The survey conducted by the Angus Reid Institute found that Canadians were more than twice as likely to say the next federal government should proceed with and complete the pipeline project, with 53% of respondents saying so, as opposed to those who say it should be stopped, at 24% - predominantly based in Quebec.

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Following the Liberal government purchasing the TMX

Canada’s four unions involved in pipeline construction

pipeline for $4.5 billion in 2018, some construction is

and is also pursuing an accord between the Chiefs’

already underway, and the government now says the

Council and the 3 western premiers.

expanded pipeline will be operational by mid-2022. But what about the other pipeline corridor that’s also

Most importantly, the project has been assembled

on the table? As Canada continues to struggle with

on the premise that it will be the “greenest energy

its reputation as a reliable place to invest and the

corridor on the planet, with electricity powered by

never ending pipeline debate continues, the Eagle

hydro, highly robust spill prevention technology,

Spirit Energy corridor has been sitting quietly on the

and oil transportation with the lowest greenhouse

backburner.

gas footprint, fully-owned and lead by First Nations

At its inception several years ago, the project received

peoples.”

significant media attention as it garnered both tremendous support and opposition from First Nations communities across British Columbia and western Canada. Much of the attention and excitement

Full Indigenous Support Helin is the son of a hereditary Chief of the Lax

around the Eagle Spirit initiative has died down in

Kw’alaams Band located along the northern coast of

recent months. We took a look back through recent

British Columbia. 9 tribes make up the community, with

interviews, articles and media to pull together the

traditional territory from the Alaska border in the north

following update.

to 150km south, just north of Prince Rupert.

Re-Introducing Eagle Spirit Energy Led by Chairman and President Calvin Helin, Eagle Spirit Energy envisions a pipeline corridor to deliver Canadian hydrocarbons to overseas markets via a port north of Lax Kw’alaams, B.C. If approved, funded and built, Eagle Spirit has an ambitious target of moving 4 million barrels of oil and 10 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day through the four pipelines. For context, total Canadian oil output is currently 4.6 million bpd and natural gas production is averaging 16.1 bcf/d, according to the NEB. Eagle Spirit is not advocating for a single pipeline: rather, it wants to establish a ‘corridor’ to house four pipelines, with two 48-inch lines for oil and two equivalent lines for LNG. Eagle Spirit has notably received the endorsement of the Chiefs’ Council which represents all 35 indigenous communities along the 1,568 km route from Fort McMurray to Grassy Point, British Columbia, located just north of Prince Rupert. Additionally, Eagle Spirit has also signed an MOU with

“There are 35 nations along our proposed pipeline route and we have buy-in from all 35 communities. In the past, our people were not saying ‘NO’ to pipelines; they were saying no to projects that did not meet the kind of environmental standards and consultation efforts that were necessary. Simply put, their concerns weren’t being addressed.”


Unlike many of the proposed pipeline alternatives

perspective of CO2 emissions, extraction and from

that have been on the table in Canada throughout the

the leadership role of First Nations peoples.

past two decades, Eagle Spirit boasts full support from First Nations communities along its proposed route. The Chiefs’ Council unanimously voted in support of the multi-pipeline corridor, which has been 100% lead by First Nations since inception. Speaking on behalf of First Nations people along the proposed corridor, Helin felt that there had not been fair consultation with the previous Northern Gateway pipeline and that a more robust environmental model had to be in place. Hence, Helin and his team developed the concept behind Eagle Spirit and have been working for several years to push the project along. Garnering unanimous support of First Nations communities along the route has been no easy task. Under Helin’s leadership, Eagle Spirit has “taken great pains to get the communities along the pipeline route on-side.” According to Helin, the robust environmental model proposed by the project paired with extensive consultation have been pivotal in garnering this support. “There are 35 nations along our proposed pipeline route and we have buy-in from all 35 communities. In the past, our people were not saying ‘NO’ to pipelines; they

The “Greenest Energy Corridor on the Planet” Eagle Spirit Energy has partnered with RII North America to make use of an enhanced oil recovery process to transport crude with the “lowest carbon footprint in the world”. The project plans to use specialized technology developed by RII North America to efficiently inject steam and extract a partially upgraded bitumen right out of the oilsands. According to Eagle Spirit, this enhanced oil recovery process offers several proposed advantages, including: • No Tailings Ponds: all tailings are left in the ground • Water Re-Circulation: drastic reduction in water use requirements through water re-circulation and reuse • Reduced CO2 Footprint: based on projections, if Eagle Spirit ships 2 million barrels of oil per day for one year, this process will reduce total CO2 footprint by over 100 megatons, which is well over 10% of Canada’s total carbon footprint.

were saying no to projects that did not meet the kind of environmental standards and consultation efforts that were necessary. Simply put, their concerns weren’t being

Eagle Spirit’s proposed model

addressed.”

eliminates the need for diluent

Helin notes that the Chiefs’ Council views Eagle Spirit

by starting out with a product

a crucial nation-building project that should extend

that is an excellent feedstock for

beyond politics. “The pipeline represents a critical part

refineries. Based on preliminary

of national infrastructure and is absolutely essential for the economic health of our country, particularly western

analyses provided by Eagle

Canada.” According to Helin, the unemployment

Spirit, traditional pipelines cost

rate in Canada’s First Nations communities sits at an

$7.50 per barrel with diluent

average of 25% and, in some cases, is as high as 90% in more remote communities. Eagle Spirit represents

and loss of capacity; Eagle Spirit

an enormous opportunity for employment and,

projects its costs will be as low

more importantly, to demonstrate that Canada is a

as $1.54 per barrel.

leader in responsibly developing resources from the

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“The proposed capital cost for the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor estimates an investment of $100 to $150 billion and would represent 8 million man-years of direct jobs and nearly double that in indirect jobs.” Shipping upgraded bitumen also offers its own set of

Eagle Spirit has secured preliminary capital expects the

advantages. The traditional pipeline model requires

pipelines would be supplied by growth in oil and gas

30% diluent with bitumen to create the viscosity

production. “This is designed to double the existing

required to be pumped through the line, equally

production of the [Western Canadian Sedimentary

reducing the capacity of the pipeline and doubled

Basin],” he said.

by the requirement to then ship the diluent back – a process that some see as redundant and expensive. Eagle Spirit’s proposed model eliminates the need for diluent by starting out with a product that is an excellent feedstock for refineries. Based on preliminary analyses provided by Eagle Spirit,

Institutional investors like the Vancouver-based Aquilini family and Calgary-based AltaCorp Capital have previously been involved with the project but the source of the initial funding has not been disclosed.

and loss of capacity; Eagle Spirit projects its costs will

But, are there enough producers for this model?

be as low as $1.54 per barrel.

A fair question. If Eagle Spirit is projecting a

traditional pipelines cost $7.50 per barrel with diluent

requirement of 2 million barrels per day, are there

The Economics The proposed capital cost for the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor estimates an investment of $100 to $150 billion and would represent 8 million man-years of direct jobs and nearly double that in indirect jobs.

enough producers in Canada using this technology to keep the pipeline full? According to Helin, at present, there are not enough producers, but they confidently estimate that there are at least 1 million barrels that can be produced in the near future that can go directly into the pipeline. Eagle Spirit has met with

“We realize these numbers are absolutely huge,” Helin

a multitude of national oil corporations interested

said in a July 2019 media interview, but added that

in Canadian Oil and has received commitments for


this type of feedstock at Brent Crude pricing – which

July 8, Eagle Spirit announced that it has asked the

would give Canadian producers over $30 USD more

NEB for guidance on how to proceed with a pipeline

per barrel.

application and project description given regulatory changes being implemented under Bill C-69. The First

A “Win-Win” All Around? Not so fast. Bill C-48 has created a huge barrier for Eagle Spirit. The oil tanker legislation passed by

Nations-backed pipeline corridor project considers its request to the NEB the first step in getting the massive project approved.

Parliament in June 2019 renders the vision for the

In the meantime, because the LNG component of

energy corridor unviable in its current state.

the proposed corridor is not impacted by Bill C-48,

In an August 2019 interview with BBN Bloomberg, Helin commented that they view this legislation as being heavily influenced by US-based environmental organizations seeking to dictate policy in traditional lands. In regards to the highly politicized Bill C-48, Helin was quoted as saying, “As ancestral defenders of our traditional trade routes, we will not stand by and allow the shutdown of Canada’s resource industries.” Helin has also said that the group is requesting a

Helin anticipates that Eagle Spirit will proceed ahead with its LNG projects while working on a route that will allow for Canadian crude to be exported to world markets through the west coast. “Our first priority will remain working with the communities directly impacted by the route we’ve chosen and the groups we have agreements in place with,” Helin commented. The rest of the country, it seems, will have to wait and see how this plays out.

ministerial exemption under Bill C-48 that would allow the First Nations project to export oil and, if the exemption isn’t granted, the group has a memorandum of understanding in place with a landowner in Alaska for a port and terminal there. Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney has previously said the province intends to challenge the constitutionality of the tanker ban and Helin said his group would also challenge the law on the grounds that First Nations weren’t properly consulted.

What’s Next? Bill C-69 isn’t making things easier for Eagle Spirit, either. Passed on June 13, 2019, Bill C-69 reorganizes regulatory bodies for infrastructure projects in Canada. Following the announcement of this new legislation, the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor Chiefs’ Council asked the National Energy Board, Canada’s pipeline regulator, how to proceed given regulatory changes being implemented under Bill C-69. On

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The Compressor: Winter 2020 Edition  

Signature publication from NEXT Compression Corp, featuring unique content and industry stories that you won't find anywhere else in the gas...

The Compressor: Winter 2020 Edition  

Signature publication from NEXT Compression Corp, featuring unique content and industry stories that you won't find anywhere else in the gas...

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