LNG - Fracking


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.

Sum of Us
Earthquakes in Northern BC have increased in number as fracking operations have expanded through the region

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Provincial regulators just confirmed that a 4.6-magnitude earthquake near Fort Nelson, B.C. was caused by a local fracking operation.

This is the strongest earthquake caused by fracking ever recorded in history -- yet fracking operations are continuing all across B.C. and Canada.

The Daily Take Team

If you don't live on the West Coast of the United States, you might not have heard about the massive gas well leak that's been venting natural gas into the atmosphere at a rate of more than 100,000 pounds per hour for more than two months.

Infrared video that the Environmental Defense Fund captured in December shows that the natural gas is billowing like a volcano just above Burbank, California, on a hilltop in the Aliso Canyon area.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 hit the Fox Creek area Tuesday morning, prompting the closure of a fracking operation. (The Tyee )

A hydraulic fracturing operation near Fox Creek, Alta., has been shut down after an earthquake hit the area Tuesday.

The magnitude 4.8 quake was reported at 11:27 a.m., says Alberta Energy Regulator, which ordered the shutdown of the Repsol Oil & Gas site 35 kilometres north of Fox Creek.

Carrie Rosa, spokeswoman for the regulator, says "the company has ceased operations … and they will not be allowed to resume operations until we have approved their plans."

National Energy Board
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NEB approves LNG Canada export licence

CALGARY, Jan. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the application of LNG Canada Development Inc. (LNG Canada) for a 40-year natural gas export licence with a maximum term quantity of 1494 billion cubic metres1. The issuance of this licence is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council.

Kim Brunhuber
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti accompanied by SoCal Gas officials, visits the Aliso Canyon facility in the Porter Ranch neighbourhood of Los Angeles on Dec. 2, 2015. The invisible cloud of methane leaking from the facility stretches for kilometres. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Associated Press)

About 42 kilometres from Los Angeles, above the houses nestled in the mountains of Porter Ranch, Calif., a plume of methane is shooting into the sky. The cloud is invisible but it stretches for kilometres, as though a forest fire has been continually burning for months. All of this is emanating from a tiny pipe about 20 centimetres wide, more than a kilometre underground.



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