LNG - Fracking

The Canadian Press
In the latest setback to B.C.'s liquefied natural gas export industry prospects, the partners developing the Aurora LNG project say they are ending a feasibility study after four years. KOJI SASAHARA / AP

CALGARY — The partners developing the $28-billion Aurora LNG project pulled the plug on the project Thursday after four years of examination, dealing another setback for B.C.’s liquefied natural gas export industry.

Nexen Energy, a Calgary-based subsidiary of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd., said it has decided with Japanese partner INPEX Gas British Columbia Ltd. to stop work on a feasibility study on the proposal.

Marc Lee
Flora Bank, off of Lelu Island, where the $12-billion Pacific Northwest LNG project was proposed to be built.

British Columbians should not be lamenting Petronas’ decision to pull its Pacific Northwest Liquified Natural Gas proposal. Instead, they should be celebrating the demise of a project built on bad economics, climate change denial and wishful thinking.

A few pundits have told the Petronas story as a tragedy. Some are blaming the new NDP government, others their B.C. Liberal predecessors for not moving faster to land a deal.

Andrew Nikiforuk

Government, cheerleaders were blind to market forces that doomed the pipe dream. Will NDP make the same mistake?

Gordon Hoekstra

This week, just seven days after B.C. Premier John Horgan and his NDP cabinet were sworn in, global energy heavyweight Petroliam Nasional Bhd killed its mega-project Pacific NorthWest LNG, citing poor market conditions.


July 25, 2017, CALGARY – Pacific NorthWest LNG, a $36-billion export project once touted as the largest potential investment in British Columbia’s history, will not be built amid an “extremely challenging environment,” according to its key investor.

First Nations Leaders

From: Coast Protectors <info@coastprotectors.ca>
Date: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:47 PM
Subject: LNG fantasy pipe dream bursts, Kinder Morgan is next!


Ben Parfitt
JUNE 28, 2017

VANCOUVER – Coming on the heels of an investigation that revealed fossil fuel companies have built dozens of unauthorized dams in BC’s northeast, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a study drawing attention to larger problems with water management practices in that region.

Andrew Nikiforuk

David Suzuki Foundation scientists measured leaks from wells near Fort St. John.

About 35 per cent of British Columbia’s 11,000 active oil wells, abandoned wells and water injection wells in the northeastern part of the province are leaking significant amounts of methane, according to a forthcoming new study.

Ben Parfitt
A hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operation near Fort St. John. JEREMYWILLIAMS.CA

In early May, evidence emerged that natural gas companies had built dozens of large dams during a poorly regulated building spree.

As many as 60 large earthen structures were bulldozed into place by fossil fuel companies without first getting the required authorizations from provincial authorities.

Fiona Harvey

Analysis of world’s lenders reveals many claim green credentials while still financing fuels like tar sands, oil and coal

June 21, 2017 -  Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders.


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