By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A Canadian newspaper mogul is pushing ahead with a $27 billion plan to build an oil refinery on Canada’s west coast, hoping to file for regulatory approval before year-end and with construction targeted for 2016. The 550,000-barrels-a-day plant would easily be Canada’s biggest refinery, producing gasoline, jet fuel and diesel for Asian markets from the output of the country’s rich oil sands. David Black, president of Kitimat Clean Ltd, also told Reuters in an interview that he had launched informal talks with the federal government on loan guarantees for Chinese investors such as the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. “I’ve begun discussions with the federal government,” Black said.
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