A construction permit from the provincial government in British Columbia puts drilling in the emerging Montney shale closer to reality, Calima Energy said. Australian energy company Calima operates more than 70,000 acres in the Montney shale formation in British Columbia. The company said it’s received authorization from the provincial oil and gas commission to build, maintain and operate a road into its holdings. “The award of the road authorization represents a significant milestone as the company shifts its focus from building its land position and sub-surface geoscience towards the operational activity necessary to drill wells,” Managing Director Alan Stein said in a statement emailed late Tuesday. Oil and gas exploration since the 1950s has utilized conventional operations to tap into a […]