A US$31.1-billion (C$40-billion) LNG project in British Columbia could begin construction by the end of the year as rising oil prices have improved the investment capacity of the companies involved in it. Canada LNG was hailed as a huge opportunity for the B.C. economy back in the early 2010s, but when oil prices started sliding in 2014, the companies involved in the project, including Shell, Kogas, PetroChina, and Mitsubishi Corp., became warier of substantial investments. In 2016, the final investment decision for the project was delayed until…