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Canada must speed up LNG export plans, says Shell CEO

Chief executive of Shell, Peter Voser, tells Shaun Polczer about the supermajors plans for global LNG

The pieces of Shell’s global liquefied natural gas (LNG) plans are falling into place and Canada has a narrow window to decide how it wants to participate in the “energy system of the future,” says chief executive Peter Voser. Speaking at the company’s Canadian headquarters in Calgary, Voser said plans to export LNG need to be finalised quickly for Shell to build a 12 million tonnes per year (t/y) liquefaction facility on the country’s west coast. “It needs to get done this decade”, Voser told a media conference at WGC2012. “There is clearly a window to be captured.” On 15 May, Shell formed a partnership with Japan’s Mitsubishi, PetroChina and Korea’s Kogas to build what would be Canada’s

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