Rich Coleman on February 22/2014 made this outrageous statement while giving a 30 minute speech on LNG..
Read it carefully..
"I get a kick out of some of the other folks out there saying: 'You're behind schedule.' "No we're not. We're actually right on the time frame that I established."
One thing that works in the government's favour is the scale of the enterprise. The values are so vast that even delivering a fraction of the potential could count as a win.
Coleman said: "They say: 'They can't all go ahead.' "I say: 'OK. Let's have three.' That's $100 billion. That's 100,000 jobs."
It's that comfort level that's giving him the kicks, and the amusement. snip..
One large LNG plant has at most 250 to 300 permanent direct employees, peak construction employment including pipeline and plant construction workers is about 3500 temporary workers, at the peak of construction....
And now Minister of hot air Rich Coleman is telling British Columbians that 3 LNG plants will create 100,000 jobs..
Let`s look at the proof as written, as written by the BC Liberals..
In the BC Liberals 2013 election platform 8 individual LNG energy companies are listed as proponents for LNG builds....Christy Clark talked about 1/2 dozen or more LNG plants, 8 proponents listed in BC Liberal platform.....Below is cut n pasted from BC Liberal 2013 election platform
"LNG facilities are currently proposed by business groups that include some of the world`s biggest energy companies-Shell, Imperial, Chevron, British Gas, Petronas, SK & and ES of South Korea, Inpex and the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation, to name some of the major players, it`s no fantasy.
The projects mean 39,000 jobs to British Columbia during construction with another 75,000 full time jobs created once in operation. We can create 1 $trillion dollars in economic activity and create the BC Prosperity fund with $100 billion over 30 years.
An opportunity this good faces lots of global competition. Premier Christy Clark and Today`s BC Liberals have worked diligently to enable LNG as an economic generator for decades to come."
(BC Liberal platform at below link)
Can`t you see, Clark and her fellow BC Liberals including Rich Coleman were talking 6 or more LNG plants getting built, 6 or more LNG projects to create 100,000 jobs, now Rich Coleman just last week is claiming that a mere 3 LNG plants getting built and operational would create 100,000 LNG related jobs..
Because....According to Rich Coleman`s new LNG employment numbers if BC had 6 LNG plants built, we would need over 200,000 employees...And if we go back to Christy Clark`s earlier wild claims about having 12 LNG plants...She never mentioned 400,000 employees...
Rich Coleman is sticking to that 100,000 plus job numbers no matter what...
Here is what the LNG energy company British Gas had to say about employment numbers for their proposed British Columbia LNG plant., statement was made early in 2013..
"BG intends to build a facility on Ridley Island capable of producing 21 million tonnes of LNG a year. Called Prince Rupert LNG, it would be built overseas in modules and shipped to Prince Rupert for assembly.
Even so, the plant would create 3,500 jobs during construction,
250 permanent direct jobs and another 250 spinoff jobs.
BG says it is planning to build it in two phases, beginning in 2016.
The first phase — two seven-million-tonne-a-year processing units, or trains — is to be completed by 2021"
So, British Gas who have/had plans for a big LNG plant, 3 trains, pipeline from northeast BC to Prince Rupert, peak construction 3500...a mere 250 full-time direct LNG plant jobs, and anther 250 spimoff jobs, ....Even if you added 1,500 employees for well/rig drillers, you don`t come close to 33,000 jobs....There are the numbers..and take a good look, built in Korea and shipped here, assembled here, meaning hardly any financial spinning will be coming to BC manufacturers..
Perhaps Rich Coleman or Christy Clark can tell me, or tell the B.C. Public how 1 LNG plant will create 35,000 jobs......., 32,000 permanent full-time jobs from 1 LNG plant, Rich Coleman on February 22/2014 claimed 3 LNG plants would create over 100,000 permanent jobs..
I`ll make it real easy Rich Coleman...Show me where you get 34,000 jobs from 1 LNG plant..
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