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Chevron and Apache team up at Kitimat LNG project

Chevron has shaken up the race to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada’s west coast by teaming up with Apache to develop the Kitimat LNG project

In a series of transactions announced on 24 December 2012, Chevron bought out Houston-based EOG Resources and Calgary’s Encana Corporation’s 30% interests in the proposed 5 million tonne per year (t/y) Kitimat LNG export terminal. Apache, which had a 40% interest in the project, then bought a 10% stake from Chevron, making the pair equal partners in the development. Chevron will operate Kitimat :LNG. The companies have also established a 50:50 upstream joint venture, operated by Apache, to develop 655,000 acres of undeveloped lands in the shale-gas rich Horn River and Liard basins. Any discoveries made on the acreage will be developed as feedstock for Kitimat LNG. Neither EOG nor Encana di

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