US investors’ difficulties in financing a second wave of LNG export projects have given Western Canada the chance to prove it can be more competitive than the Gulf Coast as a supply source to Asia and able to satisfy domestic producers’ demand for new outlets, provincial government and industry leaders said Monday. As the Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference opened in Vancouver, there was an all-in atmosphere among attendees, with regulators, developers and even First Nations advocates — sometimes at odds with fossil fuel energy expansion — joining to support LNG exports from British Columbia. The market’s eyes have turned north to see if one or two export projects may reach a positive final investment decision later this year. A big project backed by Shell and a small- to medium-sized proposal by Woodfibre LNG have made progress. Midstream operators, too, are watching closely, as they have been […]