LNG - Fracking

Vaughn Palmer

[Wepage editor's note]: 

This column summarizes the negative prospects for the industry in the wake of AltaGas cancelling the Douglas Channel LNG project.


Feb 25, 2016 - AltaGas announced today that the Douglas Channel LNG consortium has decided to halt project development. 

AltaGas says the decision is based on "adverse economic conditions and worsening global energy price levels." 

The Douglas Channel LNG project site was planned near Kitimat, on the north coast of British Columbia, and had been targeted to commence LNG exports in 2018.

Ross Belot

We saw the delegates hugging each other as they walked out of the COP21 climate change talks in Paris back in December — but we had no idea what the agreement they reached meant for Canada.

Now we do. And it turns out Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was quite right to be anxious about the future of our fossil fuel industry and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley may have been quite wrong in her assertion that Alberta will prosper — if she was talking about the oil and gas industry, at any rate.

Charles Mandel
Dimitry Lisitsyn (R in black and teal coat) visiting Lelu Island. Photo courtesy of Skeena Wild Conservation Trust

​The pink salmon runs in Aniva Bay, once among the largest in the world, collapsed after Shell built its LNG facility on the Russian island of Sakhalin in the late '90s.


A trio of Russian scientists and a noted conservationist are in the midst of a B.C. tour cautioning against building the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert because of its potential impact to salmon.

The team comes from Sakhalin Island, the only place in the world with an liquefied natural gas facility operating in a wild salmon estuary, according to a press release.

Brent Jang

British Columbia is edging closer to witnessing the launch of the liquefied natural gas industry, but the government will be patient before counting on LNG revenue, the province’s Finance Minister says.

Jennifer Thuncher
Scientist David Hughes is speaking about liquified natural gas and world requirements for energy on Thursday night in West Vancouver.   Photo: Submitted photo

Earth scientist David Hughes of the Post Carbon Institute has researched the energy sector for four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada. Here’s what Hughes said about liquefied natural gas production and the role fossil fuels play in our future. Hughes will be presenting “LNG: Debunking the Myths” at the Gleneagles Golf Club in West Vancouver on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. 


Q: What will be the focus of your talk about LNG Thursday (Feb. 11)? 

Betsy Trumpener
Skidegate Saints' point guard Desi Collinson plans to press his anti-LNG message off the court at the All Native Basketball Tournament. (Facebook)

Reigning champs fear they could be kicked out of tournament for public anti-LNG stance

A champion Haida sports team is crying foul over liquefied natural gas (LNG) sponsorship of the All Native Basketball Tournament. And the Skidegate Saints fear they'll be turfed from play for pushing their anti-LNG message.

But it's a risk Saint's point guard Desi Collinson is willing to take.

Ian Gill
'Support to stop this LNG project is overwhelming,' says Hereditary Chief Yahaan, first to sign the declaration. Photo: Friends of Wild Salmon.

PRINCE RUPERT -- B.C.'s hardhat Premier Christy Clark has never met a tool she didn't like -- at least until Saturday, when a major wrench was thrown in her plans to sell northern B.C.'s wild salmon down the river to a Malaysian oil and gas conglomerate.


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