Michael Binnon. Handout

Questerre Energy Corporation responded on Aug 24 to recent comments by the Prime Minister of Canada on the potential for LNG exports from Eastern Canada to Europe. The comments were made during the visit to Canada by the Chancellor of Germany from August 21 to August 23, 2022.

The company has tried for several years to develop natural gas resources in Quebec, with little success. It also has some active operations in southeast Saskatchewan, east of Redvers.

Michael Binnion, president, and chief executive officer, said in a release, “We were pleased to hear the Prime Minister express his unwavering commitment to improving Europe’s energy security. The current energy crisis in Germany and Europe is expected to worsen this winter and it was encouraging to hear how Canada wants to help. Just as Norway is increasing its natural gas production to support Europe, Canada can too. We are a trusted partner and among the best in the world at producing reliable energy to the highest standards in a lower emissions world.”

He added, “The Prime Minister also noted the business case for LNG exports from Canada’s East Coast may be hindered by distance from gas fields in Western Canada. Questerre’s project in Quebec addresses this concern. Our proven discovery is less than ten kilometres from an LNG export project with permits at Becancour and tidewater access to Europe. As the producer of the natural gas, we can deliver to the export facility directly, eliminating the risks of securing sufficient and reliable supply to meet long-term supply contracts. The business case is established for our Company which previously made a final investment decision supported by independent reports to proceed with the production of natural gas.”

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Geographically, Quebec is ideally located to supply LNG to Germany, Questerre noted. The port of Quebec is half the distance to the port of Hamburg in Germany compared to the LNG export terminal in Qatar and over 500 miles closer than the Cove Point LNG facility in Maryland on the US East Coast.

Binnion said, “Over the longer term we share the Canadian Government’s view that hydrogen can be a big opportunity. With near zero-emissions Clean Gas, we can also contribute to the shared goals of Canada and Germany in the fight against climate change. By eliminating the emissions from production and utilizing new carbon technology, we can use this Clean Gas to produce zero-emissions hydrogen as well as ammonia for export. This is consistent with new Hydrogen Pact signed by G7 countries earlier this year including Canada and Germany.”

Questerre is seeking to have Bill 21, An Act mainly to end petroleum exploration and production and the public financing of those activities, that unilaterally terminates its license agreements in Quebec judged illegal and unconstitutional. The Company is objecting to the revocation of its license agreements and is seeking just compensation for the value of its license agreements including its significant discovery.

Questerre said it is an energy technology and innovation company. It is leveraging its expertise gained through early exposure to low permeability reservoirs to acquire significant high-quality resources. “We believe we can successfully transition our energy portfolio. With new clean technologies and innovation to responsibly produce and use energy, we can sustain both human progress and our natural environment,” the release said.

According to Binion, “Questerre is a believer that the future success of the oil and gas industry depends on a balance of economics, environment, and society. We are committed to being transparent and are respectful that the public must be part of making the important choices for our energy future.”

 

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