January 20, 2018

Premier supports Black’s refinery proposal

Premier Christy Clark is giving a strong voice of support to David Black's proposed oil refinery on the north coast. Clark told the Legislature today the project must go through an independent environmental review, but she calls it a "credible" proposal that could generate six thousand full time, good paying jobs. "Our government takes the view … [Read more...]

Black says he has investors for refinery project

Energy Minister Rich Coleman says there's still some work to do before newspaper publisher David Black can actually build an oil refinery on the north coast. But Coleman says it's positive news that Black has apparently found investors for the 25-billion dollar project. "You need to be able to have the customer and that's what he's been working on … [Read more...]

Kinder Morgan boss challenges media mogul’s refinery idea

The president of Kinder Morgan is casting doubt on a proposed $ 13-billion oil refinery in Kitimat. David Black's proposed facility would have to compete with refineries around the continent “where the costs are lower, where you've got existing facilities that are designed to handle Canadian crude,” Ian Anderson says. “In today's … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Newspaper mogul wants to build oil refinery

A newspaper mogul wants to be an oil man. David Black is proposing a 13-billion dollar oil refinery in Kitimat, to process all of the oil from the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Black says processed oil is safer for transport than crude, and his refinery would create thousands of jobs. He admits, refining oil isn't the industry's … [Read more...]