Tuesday, November 29, 2016

LNG-Site C-Phony Press Releases-BC Liberal Bullshit Exposed

Tune in Wednesday night and listen to CanadianGlen and Grant G discuss the burning issues facing British Columbia...

The myth of LNG riches debunked...

The economic boondoggle Site C....The bankrupting of BC Hydro and financial threats to Hydro ratepayers.

Kinder Morgan...The prosperity myth exposed, ..The real environmental risks highlighted, you can't undo the damge of a bitumen spill in waterways.

The never-ending Christy Clark ad nauseum election 2017 called out for what it is...nauseating, desperate, lied-filled....and as usual, BC Liberals promising to fix the problems they let fester while governing over the last 16 years..still blaming the NDP of the 90s...And yes, $$$ millions of taxpayer dollars squandered on feel-good back-patting advertising....The hypocrisy of corporate Christy Clark...The gaseous lies of Rich Coleman....Fraud, corruption, and morally depraved BC Liberals...Premier Christy Clawback bus passes Clark..

Christy In Wonderland - Will The Lies Ever Stop? with Grant G


Tune in, turn on, become enlightened, informed and most certainly.....ENRAGED....!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Site C Dam, Let`s Flush $15 Billion Dollars Down The Toilet

Written by Grant G

In late December/2014....A couple of weeks after Christy Clark told Bloomberg in New York that British Columbia didn`t need Site C dam for the proposed LNG industry, Christy Clark also told Bloomberg the price of Site C was going up by potentially $billions of dollars, we are looking at $10 to $15 billion dollars to build Site C...Possibly $15 billion dollars for a very tiny bite of electric  power...Expensive power, power we don`t need for LNG...The one group that looked at Site C and BC Hydro`s power for the future projected growth model...They came to the conclusion the power was not required, the case not made..!

Meaning there is no need to spend $15 billion dollars we don`t have, no need to put BC Hydro over $20 billion dollars in debt($15 billion plus the $billions of debt hidden in BC Hydro`s deferral accounts),  BC Hydro would have as a crown corporation almost as much debt as British Columbia had when the BC Liberals came into power in 2001...Our provincial debt in 2001, including contractual debt, crown debt stood at that time about $28 billion dollars(now it`s almost $80 billion dollars, not counting contractual debt and crown corporation debt)...And these BC Liberals want to add $15 billion dollars in more debt for power we don`t need?..


Here are Christy Clark`s own words.

"LNG is our priority in British Columbia and we don’t need to do Site C in order to fuel up the LNG industry,” Clark said, adding she ran for office on a pledge to establish the sector."


Christy Clark`s mouth says we don`t need to spend $billions of dollars that we don`t have on Site C for LNG..

And guess who else says we don`t need Site C...


"The retired head of the Association of Major Power Users of BC, Dan Potts, estimates the proposed Site C Dam would lose $350 million a year for taxpayers and BC Hydro ratepayers. The 30-year pulp mill manager told media in Vancouver yesterday that the project, estimated to cost $8 Billion or more, is “fundamentally uneconomic” – based on its outmoded technology and power trading prices that are likely to remain far lower than the cost of electricity produced by Site C.

Potts made the comments at a press conference organized by the District of Hudson’s Hope – where the 80 km-long reservoir would be located – to raise concerns about Site C in advance of the federal cabinet’s ruling on the project, expected this Fall.

Potts and other speakers, including agrologists, farmers, First Nations leaders and elected officials from the region, called for the BC Utilities Commission’s oversight of the project to be restored. The independent energy watchdog was stripped by the BC Liberal Government of its usual role of reviewing a project based on issues like cost and need. In the absence of that review, Potts worries that a project which makes no economic sense may receive unjustified approval.
“This project is turning gold into lead,” said Potts.

It’s going to have a legacy of wealth destruction…It’s going to sap the province’s ability to raise money and borrow money, to do other things, such as infrastructure, hospitals, schools – all the things we need to do."


So here we have experts, and he`s not alone, calling Site C a boondoggle in the making, a very expensive boondoggle, not only will it cost much more than $10 billion, interest payments on that debt will be $400 million per year....And it will lose on average another $350 million per year in direct losses...

All in, this project could end up costing BC taxpayers $30 billion dollars after interest payments and operating costs...for power we don`t need.

The BC NDP should refuse to even enter our provincial legislature until Site C is taken off next summer`s starting date agenda...You see readers, friends, British Columbians, there is time for a strong opposition to fight for British Columbia, that time is now, before the legislature opens...How many days do politicians need off, vacationing, sitting on their over-paid asses!

We must demand that Site C go to a non partisan regulator, or non-partisan committee...Like the BCUC...This project must be vetted by those who have no skin in the game, by those not wanting to win or steal an election..

There are power generating turbines being added to BC`s Mica dam...For a cost of $500 million dollars Mica Dam will produce extra power, the new power generated, on top of power Mica already produces......For $500 million dollars a couple of new added turbines will produce half the power of Site C Dam..Without flooding land, flooding farm land...Merely adding turbines to an existing dam will create half the power of Sire C dam...for a cost of $500 million dollars...

1/20th the cost of Site C dam ....Mica will produce half the power Site C would at 1/20th the cost..

Where is the media outrage?

Someone needs to haul the BC Liberals off to jail..Demand a Site C plebiscite, or referendum...

The biggest expenditure ever proposed in British Columbia with not one shred of evidence that this power is required..

It would be criminal to allow that big of an expenditure without the case being made that the power is needed..

If the NDP can`t persuade the powers at be, the courts, the new media, the internet media..If the NDP can`t fight then we the public must step up to the plate..

We need all hands on deck to stop this $15 billion dollar theft of public money.

We need to explore other options for power..Like this option.

Since we have, according to Christy Clark and Rich Coleman, "British Columbia has some of the largest known natural gas reserves in the world, more than enough for domestic use only, hundreds of years of supply", more than we can ever use domestically.

And as of right now, and probably forever, we don`t and won`t have an LNG export industry..
What British Columbia has is tonnes of natural gas and nowhere to sell it, how about we sell it to ourselves..?

British Columbia could create a market for domestic natural gas, no need to liquify if...And at the same time can create 800 to 1200 mega watts of power, or more,  as much power as Site C dam would produce.

We would not have to flood 30,000 acres of fertile northern farmland...Thus that land up north would not be flooded, the land would continue to grow food and be a carbon sinc, , meaning the non-flooded land would absorb greenhouse gases...Absorb enough greenhouse gas to offset the below proposal..
A proposal that would give B.C. options, options to turn up or down the electrical output depending on the needs, this electrical plant would only take up in total space..24 hectares of space/land required...

And here`s the most attractive part of the whole deal...For a cost of about $1.4 billion dollars we could produce as much power as Site C.

 We could save over $10 billion dollars before interest charges...BC Hydro`s ratepayers would not see their bills go through the roof...

We could build the world`s cleanest, newest, most modern most efficient natural gas electrical generating plant in the world...At the same time greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas plant would be offset by not flooding 30,000 acres of farmland..no homeowners to piss off, to buy out..no First Nations to cut deals with, plus it gives our natural gas drillers a new market for some of their gas, that means some royalties for the province..And create B.C. jobs for B.C. workers.

And we will save not a few $hundred million dollars but over $10 billion dollars ...
And if someday in the future LNG exports produce bigtime revenues for the province we can shut down this plant, maybe nuclear fusion will come online, newer more efficient appliances, possibly domestic power generation that could feed into the grid, like solar, tidal, geo-thermal and who knows what other technological miracles are coming down the pike..

Pipe dreams, no....A win win win...BC Taxpayers win...Saving food growing farmland wins...A new market for our gas drillers, a win for them, a win for BC`s credit rating and a break-even win for the environment, what greenhouse gas emissions are expelled will be offset by not flooding 30,000 acres of farm land, maintaining the land as a carbon sinc.
BC Hydro won`t have to carry a $20 billion dollar debt, ratepayers won`t have to carry that debt on their bi-monthy electric bills..

British Columbia could save $billions and $billions of dollars by building a copy of this..


 "Shepard Energy Centre is a new, natural gas-fired power plant being built near Shepard Industrial Park in south-east Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The project, estimated to cost C$1.3bn, is being hailed as one of the largest projects ever undertaken by the city of Calgary.

The facility will have a nominal plant rating of 800MW and will be the largest natural gas-fired electricity generation facility in Alberta when commissioned in 2015.

It will generate enough electricity to meet the needs of more than half of Calgary's existing power demands.

The facility will use an advanced emissions technology and will generate less than half the CO2 per megawatt than a conventional coal-fired plant. The plant will be owned and operated by Enmax Shepard, a subsidiary of Enmax Energy."

Enmax Energy's Calgary plant features

Important features of the plant include natural gas compression, auxiliary boilers and a wet surface condenser and cooling tower. Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) will be partially enclosed, while the steam turbine generator (STG) and gas turbine generators (GTGs) will be fully enclosed. The project also has provisions for future carbon dioxide capture.



We have time, Site C dam construction is not slated to start until the summer of 2015..
Plus there are many lawsuits pending..

I personally asked John Horgan and the NDP party to pay for and commission a non-partisan study exploring the options I highlighted above, if the BC Liberals can prove we need much more power in the future and Site C is the only viable option, so be it, if the BC Liberals have complete faith and confidence they shouldn`t fear a non-partisan committee to review in depth Site C, the costs, the ramifications and other options.

 We may not even need the natural gas power plant, but if we need power, this is the route to go..

However, the time has come for the opposition NDP to step up to the plate, the BC Liberal`s clean energy act is gone, out the window, each proposed large LNG plant would add near 9 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions to our provincial airshed each year...This natural gas electrical plant would add about 1/10th of that total...BC`s clean energy act is null n void with an LNG industry..

Christy Clark and the BC Liberals have been talking the talk, Christy Clark was blathering in public how "BC`s LNG would clean China`s airshed and make the world`s air cleaner".. 

If that is true, if it is good enough for China than a natural gas electrical plant must be good enough for British Columbia too.

We as a province could even buy carbon offsets, $100 million dollars worth of carbon offsets per year and we would still be ahead of the Site C cost by $billions and $billions of dollars..We could buy offsets of that amount for 30 years and only spend $3 billion dollars... Add in the cost of a natural gas electrical plant of $1.3 billion to even as high as $2 billion dollars, add both amounts together ....$5 billion dollars...

And we wouldn`t necessarily have to buy carbon offsets if we didn`t need to....As stated above...We would not be flooding 30,000 acres of carbon absorbing farmland...

We can`t wait until the spring session of the legislature starts to begin this battle..

 Building a natural gas electrical plant(if we need the power) is a win win... 

BC jobs, BC workers..A electrical generating plant using B.C. natural gas, drilled by B.C. natural gas well drillers, piped through B.C. pipeline, power generated flowing to B.C. homes at a fraction of the cost of a Site C dam...Thus saving the province, saving B.C. Hydro $billions of dollars...Saving ratepayers even $billions more, money that will flow into our economy rather than to New York Bond Buying hedge funds..

A win win win...

We need the media to get onside with this plan...We need the BC NDP making wave after wave...Refusing to sit in our legislature until all these $billion dollar plus saving options are explored thoroughly by non-partisan entities with no skin in the game..

We need The Straight Goods....We need leadership, we need a robust opposition...

Who knows what energy efficiencies lie ahead in the future..A $1.3 to $2 billion dollar natural gas electrical generating plant can easily be decommissioned...A $15 billion dollar dam, not so much..
Food security....Saving ever declining farmland stocks...Not having to flood 30,000 acres...Not having to buy out home-owners, northern businesses, not having to fight First Nations in the Peace region..

The non-flooded land will grow food and absorb carbon...B.C. workers to build a natural gas power plant, giving our drillers another market for our excess gas..

Everybody wins, taxpayers, ratepayers, northern homesteaders, First Nations, the environment, our credit rating..

Everybody wins....

If an NDP opposition can`t make the case, can`t stop it, slow down Site C....Can`t present and produce viable options..

Can`t do a better job than a single blogger with no money, no staff, just a computer and a few connected brain cells..Then we as a province.....
 are doomed!
Written by Grant G

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christy Clark Promotes Trophy Hunting And Welcomes The World`s Big Game Assassins

I have no words to describe this outrage...

Trophy hunting..

Statistics reveal decade-long increase in B.C. hunting licences for grizzlies and black bears


Dressed in a black cowboy hat, B.C. Premier Christy Clark beams at the camera as she accepts the President's Award from the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. The year is 2012, and the outfitters are gathered for their annual convention in Kelowna. Clark has just announced new regulatory changes to benefit the hunting guides to cheers and applause.

Like Canada's polar bears, B.C.'s grizzly bears have been listed as a "species of special concern" by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Unlike their Arctic cousins, though, grizzly bears don't qualify for federally legislated conservation measures — despite the fact that B.C. grizzly numbers have dropped from an estimated 35,000 grizzlies in 1915 to possibly as low as six thousand today — and have become a coveted prize for trophy hunters.  
Polls show that a vast majority of British Columbians oppose the trophy killing of grizzly bears. A 2013 poll by McAllister Opinion Research showed 87 per cent of B.C. respondents favour banning trophy hunting for bears. 
The European Union embargoed the importation of B.C. grizzly bear parts and trophies into its 28 member countries because they believe it is not sustainably managed. 
The bear hunting moratorium by the NDP was immediately overturned by the B.C. Liberal government of Gordon Campbell, and over the past 14 years, the B.C. Liberal government has steadily maintained and increased the rights for outfitters.
These policies are even starting to drive a wedge within the hunting community. Should foreign hunters be given licenses to hunt B.C.'s bears? Should they be hunted at all? As policies expand, many have raised critical questions about the politics behind expanding access to bear hunting in the province. 

A strong voice for hunting in government

Key Liberal politicians in B.C. are champions of hunting, and by extension, the grizzly bear trophy hunt.



Christy Clark, through her actions families were shattered, a man committed suicide, Christy Clark might as well pulled the trigger herself..

What does British Columbia stand for under BC Liberal Governance?...Pay money, shoot species, pay money to fly in helicopters and gun down helpless animals..?

Donate money to the governing BC Liberal party and get what you want, pollute rivers, destroy salmon habitat, cut down rare and declining old growth rain forests..?

Christy Clark welcomes the world`s big game assassins to British Columbia..

Trophy hunting, big game outfitters...

They too donate lots of money to the BC Liberal party..

Christy Clark promises a chicken in every pot..no, a bear paw.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Petronas PNW LNG-- Petronas Is out of British Columbia -Petronas to Develop Iranian LNG

Protesters wearing yellow shirts in Kuala Lumpur hold up cartoons
November 23, 2016 · Updated 11:56 AM 

Minister Coleman details PNW timeline
Pacific NorthWest LNG’s investors are scheduled to complete their total review of the project and surrounding market conditions, and decide on the immediate fate of the project in summer 2017.
That was the message given to B.C. Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman approximately a month ago by [company primary stakeholder] Petronas executives in Malaysia.
After reports surfaced last week through Bloomberg that Coleman was given an April 2017 date on whether the company would proceed with the project or not, the Ministry of Natural Gas Development confirmed that a decision is expected by Petronas and its partners before the end of the summer.
“Minister Coleman met with Petronas executives about a month ago in Malaysia. The business development trip was an opportunity for the minister to meet with the recently appointed chairman of the board for both Progress Energy Canada Ltd. and Pacific NorthWest LNG Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib,” the ministry outlined in an email late last week.
“Petronas and their partners are in the process of reviewing the various elements of their proposal, along with the 190 conditions within the federal government’s environmental approval. The company indicated it would complete the review sometime next summer,” ministry representatives continued, adding that the Malaysian trip was not related to the 2017 opening of a B.C. trade office.


Not a shovel in the ground related to LNG....Petronas isn't building anything in British Columbia..

That's why the BC Liberals are saturating our television airways with LNG blather...."$20 billion spent ALREADY" "and created jobs"...

Yea, it sure has, a job for Js Johal and Gordon Wilson...

Why won't our mainstream media call Rich Coleman and the Clark government out on it....LNG spindoctors muse about the LNG glut ending in 2020...it isn't, these LNG terminals take on average 5 years to build...If Petronas started today they would complete in 2021..

But they ain't...Petronas is not building anything in British Columbia, Woodfibre LNG is in doubt too...either way, not a shovel in the ground before the next election.

Petronas has moved on to other countries to do business..Iran is the top of their list, also ..this


Malaysian energy giant Petronas said its first floating LNG producing unit, the PFLNG 1 reached its destination, the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak. 

The unit, named PFLNG Satu, left the South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo on May 14.
Following a 2,120 nautical miles journey, the PFLNG Satu reached its destination on May 30, Petronas said.
It will be the world’s first floating LNG producing facility once it starts production in Kanowit gas field, located 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, during the year.
The 365-metre long structure will be able to produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year and is designed for water depths between 70 metres to 200 metres deep with 145 crew onboard.
Floating LNG producing units will be game changers in the LNG industry as they pave the way to unlocking gas reserves from remote, marginal and stranded gas fields, which would otherwise be uneconomical to develop.


Sunday, Oct 23, 2016
Petronas, Al Bukhary to Return to Iranian Oil, Gas Market

Malaysian Minister for International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed says Malaysian Petronas and Al Bukhary are to come back to Iran... 
Malaysian Minister for International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed says Malaysian Petronas and Al Bukhary are to come back to Iran.
Mohamed told Iran-Malaysia Trade Session in Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture that the Malaysia is keen on cooperating with Iran in oil and gas sector, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
 “The two Malaysian companies, active in oil and gas, want to come back Iran and to this end, talks will be continued to be held with the NIOC.”


Oh indeed...Petronas has been very busy around the globe, at the same time they are deadly silent on British Columbia...Because, for the forseeable future Petronas is out of BC..


Argentina's YPF to expand shale oil drilling with Petronas


Petronas .....One day after Trudeau greenlighted the economically dead, now officially dead PNW LNG project ....The very next day Petronas went to Indonesia to make deals for this..


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

PUTRAJAYA: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has been offered to explore 10 new blocks of oil and gas (O & G) fields in Indonesia, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said the invitation involving seven exploration blocks in the Exclusive Economic Zone and three in Natuna Island was made by Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, in a meeting in Putrajaya on Tuesday.

Speaking in a press conference later, Ahmad Zahid said with the invitation, Petronas had the opportunity to participate in the open tender by Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-owned oil company, for the exploration of new blocks in other locations.

“This is a good offer as Petronas is basically focusing on exploration in the Asean countries,” he said.


I would like to remind you of this...Natural gas reserves by country...

2 Iran (see: Natural gas reserves in Iran)33,600,000,000,00012 June 2013 est.[7

13 Indonesia3,001,000,000,0001 January 2010 est
21 Canada (see: Natural gas in Canada)1,754,000,000,0001

The BC Liberal Government is blowing LNG fumes out their asses....

Thus the saturation bombing advertising blitz...bragging about nothing, bragging about the two LNG jobs they created...Gordon Wilson and Jas Johal...oh, that's right, Jas Johal bailed out on the BCLNGA communication(spin) job.....And is running for the BC Liberals...

Make that 1 LNG job created..

And yes, not even a one official murmur from Petronas on PNW LNG since August 28th/2016..

One more thing....

Najib Razak, the head of Petronas seems to be a bit preoccupied trying to save his political ass from jail and outright revolt!..



Malaysia protesters demand PM Najib Razak step down

Thousands of yellow-shirted protesters have gathered in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak.


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Shredding of Rich Coleman's Latest LNG Bullshit Spinfest-A Straight Goods Special

Written by Grant G

There has been some interesting developments on the British Columbia LNG front.....and the developments are bad news for BC's LNG superpower aspirations...

As reported here in previous posts, Japan has officially challenged the legality of "take or pay LNG contracts"...Japan's LNG use is on the decline as a result of several things..number 1..Japan's population is falling by millions...Japan utilities have lost nearly 1 million customers..


Japan's population is shrinking: What does it mean for the economy?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made tackling the problem of Japan’s shrinking population a priority. But experts say averting the looming demographic crisis is virtually impossible.
The population is forecast to fall to about 83 million by 2100, with 35% of Japanese aged over 65, according to the United Nations. Even if the birth rate rose from 1.4 children per woman to Abe’s target of 1.8 and Japan accepted more immigrants, it would be difficult to prevent a fall below 100 million.


Japan is also suffering from almost 0 economic growth, and....Japan is restarting their nuclear grid...this will result in 


Seven Japanese nuclear power reactors are likely to be in operation by the end of next March and 12 more one year later, according to an estimate by the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Judicial rulings and local consents will influence the rate of restart, it notes.

Under this scenario, compared with FY2010, total spending on fossil fuel imports in FY2017 decreases by JPY4.7 trillion ($45 billion)


"Take or pay" longterm LNG contracts of the past are being ripped, LNG exporters wrote in contracts that Japan utilities could not resell their contracted LNG cargoes, that may be well and fine for LNG exporters, but Japan doesn't need the LNG and storage of the high pressure liquid gas is very expensive...Japan is now legally challenging the legality of those contract provisions...No legal body is going to force Japan or prevent Japan from reselling that LNG...


Japan’s trade commission starts LNG destination clauses inquiry

The regulator intends to review whether the destination clauses limit competition, which could lead to a number of contracts, worth hundreds of billions of dollars, being renegotiated.
The world’s largest LNG importer, Japan, together with other Asian buyers, believes the clauses restrict the trading of LNG in cases when it would be better to sell to other markets.
The companies that fail to comply with orders that have reportedly been issued late last month could face penalties. The deadline for submitting the requested information is the end of November, the report says.
Earlier in May,  Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) recommended the supply contracts to be reworked in order to allow the buyers to resell the imported LNG or negotiate better prices.


Japan will soon be selling their excess contracted LNG to other nations, that will mean LNG export volumes to other nations from LNG exporters will decline, and drive down price....

So, for all intents and purposes, Japan as a major British Columbia LNG buyer isn't in the cards...


The British Columbia LNG and natural gas industry is literally on life-support...Drilling in BC's northeast has never been lower..not since 1993 have so few gas wells been drilled..

The news is so bad that Rich Coleman, British Columbia's Minister of natural gas has created another fake B.C. LNG headline......

BC Liberals are banking on a promise of unlimited LNG riches accruing(in the future) to carry them through election 2017...yet nothing could be further from the truth....

Catch this headline, from Bloomberg....


Canada Sees Petronas’ $27 Billion LNG Decision by April(2017)


Quite the headline...indeed...by the way, April 2017 just happens to be one month before BC's provincial election...Could the story be true, no, absolutely false...

Spencer Sproule and Rich Coleman have faked LNG press releases before, many times, this Bloomberg article on BC's LNG future was completely manufactured by Rich Coleman, the article has one source, no confirmation from anybody, including Petronas and Petronas' partners...one source, ...a one Rich Coleman..


Petroliam Nasional Bhd. will be ready to decide whether to proceed with a propose d $27 billion liquefied natural gas plant on Canada’s Pacific Coast by April(2017), according to Rich Coleman, British Columbia’s minister of natural gas development.
The state-owned Malaysian energy company, which won conditional Canadian government approval in September after more than three years of regulatory review, is in the process of reassessing the project’s costs, including those of steel, pipes and other inputs, he said.
They need to go out and re-price the project,” Coleman said in an interview in Vancouver. “They hope to have that done in three to six months. Once they’ve done that, they’ll go back to the partners and decide whether to make a final investment decision.”
 British Columbia is positioning itself as a gateway for Asian exports with its vast reserves and is among North America’s closest ports to the region. Petronas is reviewing the project and working to lower capital costs, it said in an e-mailed response to questions.
Before the project can proceed to a positive final investment decision, we need to ensure the project is competitive with similar projects around the world,” the Malaysian explorer said.

 Petronas is the majority owner of the Pacific Northwest LNG project, which could produce as much as 19.2 million tons a year of the fuel, or about 8 percent of last year’s global trade. Its partners are China Petrochemical Corp., Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Indian Oil Corp. and Brunei National Petroleum Co.

 An Indian Oil spokesman was unable to comment immediately, while a Beijing-based spokesman for Sinopec said the company has no comment on the matter. Petroleum Brunei could not be reached for comment.
Coleman, who met with Petronas executives last month in Kuala Lumpur, said those partners remain on board as buyers. “There was no indication that any of the partners aren’t still in,” he said. “They have a really strong focus on getting it to be financially viable.”

Did you read that, ....There are no sources but Rich Coleman...Petronas' equity partners refused public comment, not one person besides Rich Coleman is cited in that article, the entire spiel by Rich Coleman is made up out of whole cloth....The only source is  The Malaysian Explorer..who the hell is the Malaysian Explorer..

The Malaysian Explorer is a travel guide?....

A travel guide blog...

Rich Coleman is now citing a travel/and discover neat things about Malaysia blog...

Is that the best you can come up with...Who the hell is the Malaysian Explorer...Sheesh..

And the bad news for British Columbia LNG keeps on coming...believe me folks, you can make this stuff up...

Donald Trump wants to unleash American Energy, cut regulations, open up federal lands and frac, drill and burn baby...

There is a world glut of both oil and gas....and here is where it gets bizarre...

Donald Trump wants to be buddy buddy with Russia and Putin...Putin was the first world leader to officially phone and congratulate Donald Trump on his presidential election victory...

Donald Trump also vowed during his election run-up to reinstate the sanctions against energy powerhouse(to be) Iran.....

Well, ...Donald Trump has officially been outsmarted and goosed by Russia and Russia's big energy companies, ....and this will also make British Columbia look like a mere natural gas reserve pauper...

From Wikipedia...

2 Iran (see: Natural gas reserves in Iran)33,600,000,000,00012 June 2013 est.[
21 Canada (see: Natural gas in Canada)1,754,000,000,0001 January 2010 est.
What might I be talking about...?

Donald Trump and The Inescapable Box he created...


Envoy: Giant Russian Energy Firms to Visit Iran for Oil Contracts

A 28-strong delegation of managers of Russian energy firms, including Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Rosneft, Lukoil, Tatneft, Transgaz, Zarubezhneft, etc., are due to visit Tehran on Thursday to participate in a workshop on new oil contracts," Sanayee said on Wednesday.
Noting that Iran has already signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with three Russian companies, he said, "Other giant Russian oil and gas firms are also in talks to invest in Iran's oil and gas fields and endorse relevant MoUs."
Deputy Minister of Petroleum for International Affairs and Trading Amir-Hossein Zamaninia announced last week that a delegation representing Russian companies will visit Iran soon to receive the first hand account of oil contracts
The NIOC had on July 12 and October 8 this year signed two MoUs to entrust studies on two sustainable West and Aban fields as well as Dehloran oilfield to Zarubezhneft and Tatneft respectively.
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum said Gazprom is ready for development of a field in Persian Gulf and contribute to the Iranian LNG project.
Iran's gas reserves are conventional gas reserves, no need to frac, ..meaning cheaper to produce and...Iran has gobs of oil and natural gas..

Iran is also in talks with Indonesia and Malaysia on investing in and developing Iran's massive energy supplies...Iran is aching to get product to market....British Columbia can't compete with Iran, Qatar or Russia on price...

Way to go Donald Trump....you just got trumped by Russia...How far will your new alliance with Putin and Russia go if you try to place energy export and economic sanctions on Iran...

As for you Rich Coleman...you really need to step up your game...

The Straight Goods just shredded your manufactured gobbily goop self manufactured LNG spinfest article before the ink even dried...

And of course, Petronas has not released or issued a single official press release confirming the gibberish Rich Coleman is spewing..


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Hollowed Souls and The Inescapable Box, Donald Trump Edition

Written by Grant G

Donald Trump's presidential victory...

I have difficulty in describing the hollow feeling within, my internal compass was and is still spinning wildly, not knowing what direction to point, an emptiness filled my soul after Donald Trump triumphed and I'm not an American nor do I live in that country so it's easy to relate to the despair 50 million Americans are feeling..

Alone, that's how I felt when my father died, depressed and bitter when my long lived animal companions perished in a house fire, but never before did I feel hollow, dad left me direction and a moral compass, my feline family members left me resolve to start anew and Jinnycat has more than filled the void..

I was not a Hillary Clinton fan, believed the democratic party didn't try hard enough to give America a fresh choice, Clinton..Bush..never do I want to see those names on a presidential ballot again..

The Klu Klux Klan is making plans for a December 3rd victory march in Pelham North Carolina  and yes Donald Trump is saying he disavows that racist club but does he really, a wink nod campaign, Donald Trump alluded to 2nd amendment fanatics and NRA people to stop Hillary in a not so subtle assassination threat..even at Trump's election night victory party his supporters were calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up..

Did I know racism was so rampant in America, not to this extent, a rural suburban divide, a division of the educated, a division of colour, a division of voters who live in diverse multi-coloured cities against nearly all white rural counties and no, it's not right to paint voters with a broad-brush but one can't overlook or ignore the demographics...Donald Trump attracted older white male votes, older white female votes and votes from the least educated Americans...the same demographic that voted for Stephen Harper in our last federal election...

Americans marching and in some cases protesting violently from coast to coast and Trump has yet to do a single legislative thing or use any presidential executive order, those privileges don't kick in for a few months and I don't see how Donald Trump can do anything to pacify Americans on either side of the political spectrum, conservative or democratic...

If Donald Trump actually starts building a useless wall or creates deportation goon-squads the protests we see today will seem like mere angry letters to editors and if Donald Trump doesn't go forward with his core election platform....(Deport millions of undocumented people....Build an impenetrable wall with Mexico picking up the tab....Lock Hillary Clinton up...Extreme vetting and Muslim immigration ban)

If Donald Trump abandons his election platform his base will go ballistic, his core voter finally had a president willing to carry out what they believe is wrong with America, not only stopping illegal immigration but deporting millions.....Donald Trump has put himself in a box, put himself in many boxes...Will corporate America close down their factories in Mexico and China and return to America, will those Americans who lost countless jobs to outsourcing and modernization begin anew making flip-flops, dish-racks and plastic forks, and if they do what will corporate America pay those workers...

Factories that once employed thousands now employ mere hundreds, or dozens, automation and robot factories are the new norm, driverless trucks, robot workers, exactly what jobs can Donald Trump bring back to the rust belt...Joe Fresh clothes being made by Indian workers making a dollar per day....

Rebuild America's infrastructure, for the last 20 years every politician in America and Canada have made that election promise, rural America isn't going to get new infrastructure, big cities will and big cities have all the tradepersons they need, ..in America and Canada big infrastructure projects go to a finite group of companies, SNC Lavilin for example..over-priced projects always going over-budget by gobs of money and that won't change anytime soon..

America's demise, Canada's demise started in the Ronald Reagan/Margaret Thatcher era and it's been downhill for workers ever since...Trickle down economics has never worked and Donald Trump is prepared to double-down on failed policies...

The American farm, family farms are nearly extinct, Monsanto and automation, self-serve checkout, tellerless banking, no more gas jockeys, no more buggy-whip makers, no more endless requirement of workers, we are indeed at a crossroad, 5% of the world's workers can produce 100% of what the world's people need to survive and who is prepared to rip up the world's entire economic system, who is prepared to remove the accumulated world debt, a debt that will never be paid or reduced...

Third world countries denied computer generated pixel money to modernize their infrastructure and or to improve living conditions because of no ability to repay the vapourmoney yet Canada, America, Russia, and Europe will never reduce their debt...

The world elite, the bankers, Wallstreet, IMF, the Federal Reserve, ....Derivatives, fraud and endless bailouts for the architects of the Ponzi....

The Great Depression brought on by a rigged market...1989 saving and loans Bailout..2008...Bear Stearns..AIG..Freddy and Fanny...European bank bailouts...too big to fail but not big enough or proud enough to not take bailout money created out of thin air...

Hollow and gutted is how I feel and I didn't like Hillary Clinton as a choice, the lessor of two evils syndrome perhaps..

Donald Trump built himself a presidential box from which he can't escape.....

America can't return to making dish-racks for many reasons, one reason being corporations won't pay wages high enough to cover house notes and health coverage..America can't deport millions of undocumented people...a wall won't keep people from relocating and won't stop the drugs, and considering big pharma is the new druglord, killing more people and destroying lives at levels never seen before....only legalization of all drugs will curtail the drug-fuelled nightmare...

"Make America Great Again"

Clean the air and keep water drinkable, feed the masses and finally come to the realization that endless growth on a finite planet is impossible...

Only admitting the truth and facing our fears head on will make America, and the world great...as for again, the world and America never was great to begin with...

I hope that Time, my dreaded enemy Time heals my hollow hurt and returns warmth to a frozen soul..

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open