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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LNG Curse Continues, Blogtalk Radio, BC Election 2017



Just Click the above picture and listen....LNG, the dirty secret of unreported methane emissions and more...LNG leakage starts just past the 10 minute mark...Everything you need to know about LNG as it pertains to British Columbia..




And more blogtalk radio here.....LNG, politics, corruption..

Here is episode III between Me and Canadian Glen  ..LNG, A Bridge Fuel Too Far 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/01/12/lng--a-bridge-fuel-too-far-with-grant-g

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

LNG, A Bridge Fuel Too Far

LNG - A Bridge Fuel Too Far with Grant G

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We are back on the BC Series with Grant G (@Realmediavoices) returning with more of The Straight Goods. The fantasy world of LNG being the saviour of British Columbia, and the Clark government, has never been further from reality. But you would never know that listening to the hype coming from Victoria and the corporate media.
First it was Japan being the customer to be fleeced after the Fukushima disaster. Premier Clark boasted of being able to gouge them for all they could. Then Shinzo Abe was elected, Japan is back to nuclear power and that market is gone. Then it was China, the emerging energy market of the world. Surely they would line up to be taken advantage of. China is the world's largest producer of renewable energy, has 25 nuclear power facilities under construction and has built or is building 5000 plants that can use natural gas or coal. Both of which, due to fracking, they have in ample supply. Let's try India then. Well, it turns out that BC LNG is about the most distant energy source as you can get, is overpriced for India, and competitors have BC beat before they even start.
The global glut for LNG is expected to last until 2025 at the earliest and prices reflect that. And that's for operational suppliers, which BC is not. Expecting billions of investment for a dirt cheap commodity? Think again Christy. Minister of Fantasy Rich Coleman has no more tales to spin. The BCLiberals are out of markets, investors and time. Projects with controversial approval will likely never happen, Some principals are trying to sell them off before even being built.
The trillion dollar saviour is a dime store novel. BC energy resource revenue has dropped like a stone. Hiking ICBC rates ain't gonna cut it. The time for change has come and not a moment too soon.
get some background at Grant's site http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/
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Tune in this Wednesday(January 11/2016) evening 6:00pm PST for a robust conversation with Grant G/Straight Goods and Canadian Glen on everything LNG. also known as the Big Gaseous Con...

The above accurate information is Canadian Glen's showpage..


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

John Horgan, Christy Clark and Andrew Weaver, The News 1130 Debate..Unplugged




Written by Grant G

Well, the first of two election 2017 leaders debate has ended.....all I can say is...Fail, on all sides.

http://www.news1130.com/2017/04/20/watch-live-news-1130-leaders-debate/

full disclosure, i'm not a registered member of any political party, however, I am definitely partisan...Andrew Weaver will not form government, either the BC Liberals or the BC NDP is going to win.FACT, ....I'm partisan for the people of BC, not developers, not real estate tycoons, not corporate extractors i'm partisan for seniors being priced out of town, young working couples struggling to pay rent, partisan for patients receiving hallway medicine, partisan for children needing help to succeed, partisan for average BCers who have seen their standard of living come under economic assault..

Greater Vancouver is sick, an unaffordable jungle, over the last 16 years of BC Liberal rule greater Vancouver has turned into the land of the rich and infamous, of foreign speculators, a corporate developer's fiefdom..

We had a BC Liberal government for 16 years that did nothing while society eroded, claims of prosperity when our debt has risen from $32 billion in 2001 to $77 billion today, not counting bridge debt, ferry debt, BC Hydro debt, and on and on it goes....Balanced budget claims when our provincial railway was sold against the public's wishes, a Gordon Campbell election 2001 LIE..I won't sell BC Rail...But he did....recent budgets have seen the BC Liberals sell near $2 billion dollars in provincial assets, ..LAND at bargain rates to developers, plus balancing budgets by plundering revenues from ICBC, plundering revenues that don't exist from BC Hydro...plundering revenues from a MSP tax that rose every year....asset sales, selling railways, hidden money grabs from ICBC, BC Hydro, MSP and more....From under funding education by $8 billion over the BC Liberal's term..scrimping on and short changing seniors and students, assaults on organized labour, trampled rights, highest poverty levels in Canada, food bank use skyrocketing and still Christy Clark chirps about success....it's a record of shame, of wrong-headed priorities, a record of who gives a shit about those that don't donate to the BC Liberal machine..

Yes, I am partisan for Democracy and fairness, for ethical governance, for soul.....for a sustainable future...

That's why i'm against Christy Clark and her organization..

The debate.....Andrew Weaver...Hi Andrew, thought you presented your case well, many of your ideas are very progressive and worthy of fulsome debate, however, ...BCers are not quite ready for a Utopian society, guaranteed incomes, minimum and maximum salaries, ....your Green ideas will cost a lot of money,....one day Mr. Weaver the people on masse will wake up and horsecollar corporations and demand equal share, demand a voice, one day when this capitalistic beast is slain...people are not quite there yet, getting close...anarchy, mayhem....when the bubble bursts...i'm on board...oh, one more thing, as a party, the Greens have never held office, meaning there is nothing from the past to criticize....sober second government, ...what is the date? in watching the debate, it felt like 2001, and yet the date is April 20th 2017....

John Horgan....yea John, Christy Clark gets on my nerves too,...reminds of a movie, a comedy movie, the lead actor/actress will be talking away while in the background a car drives off a cliff, or someone has collapsed and is getting their chest beat by a paramedic, meanwhile the movie star is oblivious to their surroundings, they just smile and keep on talking, nothing going on, not in tune with reality, nothing said or happening in plain sight will alter their train of projection.....You see John..Christy Clark has been blathering word salad ever since becoming BC Liberal leader...Facts don't matter, truth isn't needed, outright spin and distortion has been Christy Clark's modus operandi forever....

Distortion...no hospitals built in the 90s..Christy Clark's claim...right? What you need to do is say...in the 90's the silver tsunami hitting our hospitals today was only in their 50,s....Demographics, every goddamn economist including Michael Campbell has been screaming for at least 10 years about the coming tsunami of seniors....hospital hallways weren't filled with patients in the 90.s, ...BC's population wasn't critically old, it is now......

in 2017 Judges are releasing criminals because our courtrooms are underfunded..Healthcare underfunded..education underfunded, transit underfunded...Governments have hundreds of experts at their disposal who tell them all about demographics...shortages today are the result of ignoring demographics....You don't fix a BC Hydro dam 20 years before the repair is needed, you don't build new hospitals in the 90's for patients due to arrive in 2014...2016..

You John Horgan need to call Christy Clark out, then set the record straight...you need to look directly at the camera and tell BCers that Christy Clark will say anything, she will spin, distort, omit, embellish, and speak word salad....say it once, say it early and move on...you need to point out the massive debt increase under BC Liberals and remind voters of broken BC Liberal promises...Won't sell BC Rail..No HST..A doctor for everyone, seismic upgrades by 2020...Remind voters that Christy Clark and the BC Liberals have governed for 16 years and now....

Schools are falling apart...Hospital hallways are full...Children in care are dying, health researchers are killing themselves, our courtrooms are in serious trouble with shortages, seniors care is appalling, transit has been used like a political football, ..BC Ferries are cost prohibitive..BC Hydro is super expensive, those that do own houses are paying two-tier power rates not tier-one....BC Hydro's debt is over $20 billion, ..BC Hydro's debt alone will soon surpass the entire B.C. Provincial including crown debt from 2001...BC Hydro alone....ICBC has been looted....

But most importantly John....BC Liberals over the last 16 years have ignored Demographics and deliberately let these health and education shortfalls fester...they pretended the demographics weren't real...They lived in a fantasy land, ignoring the burning house...whistling past the graveyard..

In other words John....Christy Clark has blathered, lied, manipulated and pandered her entire life, Christy Clark flaunts honesty, flaunts ethics, Christy Clark smiles, wiggles and speaks gibberish...

And that will never change.....Speak the truth John...ignore Christy Clark....

My dad told me a longtime ago...."you can't win an argument with an idiot, or a liar, so don't try"

Bill Good....Bill Good lost control of the debate early.....i've seen worse though...I think Bill Good's best moderator days are behind him, that is if he ever delivered best?..also, there was visual shenanigans played by News1130 and City TV to frame clark differently than the others, colour coordination framing...it was no accident...Christy Clark wants the 2% of voters who can be captured through visualization manipulation..




Look at that picture above...colour matching and framing...center framing and a little more...tricks of the trade for those wanting every conceivable edge...Nice try Bill, City, News 1130....Cheers Eyes Wide Open..

Christy Clark.....I have nothing to say...Christy Clark is the same manipulative word-salad spewing liar she was in 2001...She has not grown up mentally, not even a little, only thing that Christy Clark has grown in the last 16 years is her personal wealth!


Yea, i'm partisan.....for all the right reasons.






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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Born to Lead, The Honourable John Horgan.


 _Reposted on May 28th/2017......______________________________________________

 April 13th/2011


 Born To Lead, The Honourable John Horgan

Written by Grant G...


Well here we go, coming down to the wire in the NDP leadership contest, three men left standing, Adrian Dix, Mike Farnworth and John Horgan, three superstars in their own right, let`s break down the nuts and bolts and get into meat of things.....

Adrian Dix, a pit bull, antagonistic, aggressive and capable, however, unfortunately Adrian brings out visceral feelings in people, he`s a love em or hate em type guy and those who hate him really hate him, personally speaking if Adrian didn`t have two sets of baggage with him I might have considered voting for him, the first set is the infamous memo-gate, Dix back dated a memo to cover Glen Clark`s rear end and got caught, that wasn`t a mistake of spoken words it was planned and executed, the Liberals will key on that in election ads and it will hurt, actually it`s probably fatal, that would be hard enough to overcome by itself but when you add in the sack of cash separate from the stack of memberships Adrian dropped off at the deadline for new members, I`ve been told a few hundred of those ballots have been rejected...I suspect the BC Liberals would run an election ad like this....The caption, (A young Adrian Dix), they show a young Adrian sneaking into an office using white out on a document then return it to the file, then the next caption...(An older Adrian Dix)..They show a man with sacks of cash and stacks of memberships laughing and tee heeing, it would doom our party..But Adrian Dix would be a marvelous health minister.

 Mike Farnworth, a fine man, dedicated, friendly and boring, he calls himself the most electable, actually he`s most like Carole James, too much like Carole James for me, Farnworth talks tough but he portrays weakness and mushy policies, his policies are good on paper but verbally not, his next liability is his speaking, he`s not bad with a practiced script but on his feet he`s mister eer and umm on every other word, it comes across badly, at least in my eyes and ears it does, liability number three, he`s gay, a life long partner, I would like to stress that it doesn`t matter to me but it will matter to some, probably at least 5% percentage points will shun Farnsworth because he is gay, imagine trying to win with Christy Clark and her family values routine and favourable press with CKNW, CTV, Global, Vancouver sun and Province, you might think I am over playing that angle but you would be wrong, let me give you an example of what the media is prepared to do for Christy Clark, let`s call it a Professional set, a professional picture, her make-up is perfect, let`s say she`s wearing a hockey jersey and talks about her son Hamish and their love of the game of hockey and they splash that on the front page, the media wouldn`t run puff pieces like that would they?....Think again, take a gander at this, no need to read the story just check out the picture.

Shocking eh, look how the Province newspaper tries to connect Christy to canuck fever, what a staged picture, no bloody way was that was some media scrum photo, i`ll bet they took 50 shots from different angles and picked the best, the lighting was perfect, the story was syrupy drivel,  so that is what Farnworth is up against, Christy and family against alternative lifestyle Mike, just imagine what the likes of a Phil Hocstein could do with that, can you imagine what ads he would run, remember his tactics in Ida Chong`s riding, heck, that was a vicious attack ad on a recall campaign, just imagine in a general election and especially if it was a close contest... The BC Liberals muse about running a positive campaign, I`ll bet dollars to doughnuts that the next Provincial election will be the dirtiest campaign on record, Farnworth also has ties to bingo-gate, regular readers here know already about the Farnworth tapes Global news has in their possession, it`s video of Jas Johal running after Farnworth who ducks into a car and speeds away, it`s a pretty damning video, it can and would be spun to high heaven. We can`t afford to give any percentages away if we want to win.

Then we get to the Honourable John Horgan, the man has a way of drawing your attention, he`s a policy hawk, the best speaker of the three, he speaks in clear positive terms and his platform is solid and complete, no mushy middle, some have said he has a temper, I have never seen it, he`s answered all my requests for years now, he`s open, friendly, easy to access, he never dodges a question, Gordon Wilson recently did a hatchet job on Horgan citing his temper, if he had one 15 years ago I don`t know, I consider Horgan`s speaking and style as...Politely firm, the other advantage Horgan has is his memory, he can pull accurate stats and minute details from thin air at will, another big plus for John Horgan is no baggage, no memo gate, no bingo gate, no membership snafu, everywhere Horgan has gone he has won over the crowd and dominated the debates, I have heard from people all over this Province who never knew Horgan but after an hour or two hearing him speak he won them over, that folks is a quality that can`t be manufactured  either you are born with or not, ...... John Horgan has a pretty wife and she`s real folksy, two good sons, he`s also a bladder cancer surviver, he`s a fighter!....Horgan knows the value of public health care, his number one goal is to preserve public health....

On the economic front we have a BC Hydro problem, no one has more experience than John on electricity, he`s been energy critic for years and he was on the energy file in the 90s, only Horgan can clean up the BC Hydro disaster Gordon Campbell created, John is on the record as saying that every secret IPP power buying contract will be reviewed and if deemed not in the public interest they will be renegotiated no matter what, Horgan will peg the price to the spot market, no more power losses.

I know many of you may choose Dana Larsen, you may like Adrian, some like Farnworth, I like Horgan but for me it`s not about favorites it`s about winning the next election, we can`t afford as a Province to lose, BC is spiraling out of control under the BC liberals, I implore all NDP voters to vote with their heads and keep emotions out of the picture, whatever happens happens, we have one more chance, let`s get it right this time.

The list of Horgan's endorsements is long..Nicholas Simons, Harry Lali, Dana Larsen(who is still in the race).The Corrigans, Kathy and Derick, Burnaby city council, Dan Miller, Shane Simpson, Robin Austin,   
 Gary Coons, Maurine Karagianis,Scott Fraser, Bill Routley, Claire Trevena, former MPs Bob Skelly, Ray Skelly, Jim Manly, Construction trades council executive Tom Sigurdson, former NDP cabinet ministers Elizabeth Cull, Ann Edwards, Paul Ramsey, BCGEU general secretary John Flyer, CUPE president Paul Faoro, economist John Summerville, and this endorsement..and many many more, he`s attracted both our union brothers and a little business, he has dissidents and superstars, Horgan has a way of attracting people from both sides, in fact even the BC Liberals showed Horgan respect in the house.

Anyway, I`m not easily won over but I`ll tell you what, I was so impressed with John Horgan years ago and he has gotten stronger, better, sharper, he so impressed me I wrote this story in January 2009, a full year before the NDP cleansing, Carole was still in charge, the NDP were united, I wrote a hypothetical story about John Horgan becoming the new NDP leader and I find it a bit of a coincidence, I dated my hypothetical story (authored by Vawn Pawmer).March/15/2010...I was only out a year, I also wrote this story as well, it was called, "Born to Lead" and again that was well before any NDP infighting, that story was dated March 11/2010...A year before the squabbling.

Maybe I knew something then, like a vision, John Horgan emailed me at the time about those two stories I wrote last year, he thanked me for them, he was very gracious but he told me over and over again,

"The job is filled and Carole James is our leader"

I respected his solid support of Carole James especially since at that time I was very critical of Carole James but I remember like it was yesterday, in our email conversation, I told the Honourable John Horgan....

You were born to lead, you have a rare quality that can`t be manufactured, it`s a gift, use it, you have a unique karma, you don`t know it yet but you will be premier of British Columbia.

And the man has answered all my questions I`ve asked of him ever since, he`s not in my riding but he still answered all my requests and promptly, not just automated responses but thorough responses with clear details, Horgan does not hide, he`s a straight shooter and I fully endorse him and I hope all you fellow NDP members will support John Too!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

No More Bridge Tolls....John Horgan's Election Winner Explained



John Horgan with a stroke of brilliance....The removal of the BC Liberal's unfair bridge tolling debacle..

First off...The Port Mann bridge and Golden Ears bridge have both been losing $millions of dollars every year....Treo, and TI will continue losing money and will require government bailouts...FACT

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The Port Mann Bridge continues to lose money faster than originally projected but the government insists the crossing is still on target to pay for itself.
"What hasn't changed is our commitment to pay off this bridge by 2050," said Transportation Minster Todd Stone.
Financial projections released as part of the 2017 B.C. budget reveal the Port Mann will lose $88 million in 2016-17, $90 million in 2017-18, and $86 million in each of the following two years.
The government initially promised the bridge would become profitable five years after it opened — in other words sometime this year.
But the expected traffic never materialized. Drivers diverted to the Patullo and Alex Fraser bridges to avoid paying the Port Mann toll, causing revenue projections for the bridge to be sharply scaled back.


The Transportation Investment Corporation says the Port Mann is now expected to turn a profit 10 to 15 years from now.


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The cost of running Treo(Golden Ears Bridge) and TI(Port Mann Corporation) is in the 10's of million every year, plus the cost of cameras, counters, billing and government red tape means that down the road both the Golden Ears bridge and Port Mann will require a government bailout...Port Mann bridge debt is growing by $100 million per year....Port Mann debt, 5 years ago was $3.1 billion..today it's almost $3.7 billion....Port Mann bridge is bailout bound..
Removing tolls will put almost all the toll money collected back into the economy, that will in turn create jobs, more people will go out for dinner, catch a movie, have money for a BC vacation....elimination of tolls will create thousands of jobs...
Removing bridge tolls for people south of the fraser will also bring back a sense of fairness...Sea to sky highway has government paid shadow tolls...skiers get a free sea to sky highway ride, Kelowna has new FREE bridges...why was the workingclass Fraser Valley and Surrey targeted while rich West Vancouvers get free bridges, free highways...John Horgan with a stroke of a pen will bring back fairness...
The removal of bridge tolls will result in more housing starts in the Fraser Valley, that will in turn grow community, and once again..that means more BC jobs..
And most importantly...with the removal of tolls traffic will freely flow, in its natural course, only after tolls are removed can we as a community actually see where transit and traffic moving infrastructure is really required....
The old argument about using tolls to force people onto public transit....therein lies the rub, the BC Liberal government has refused for over a decade to put fast-rapid bus service over the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges...the reason is obvious...A bridge requiring more and more traffic to pay for itself..Government was reluctant if not even hostile over putting high-speed rapid transit over bridges because the better the transit the fewer people will be driving over bridges paying tolls...The two items clashed..
With John Horgan removing bridge tolls traffic will flow its natural course, ..without being held hostage by the cameras collecting plate numbers the new BC NDP Government can put real transit over these bridges, a goal to move people and goods without fear of hurting toll revenue..
As for Christy Clark promising a $500 dollar toll cap.....Christy Clark and her gang of scofflaws are really that stupid...They have just admitted that their polling policy is a complete failure..which it is..TREO and TI are both losing money....a $500 dollar tolling cap, again..it picks winners and losers...A person who only occasionally drives over the tolled bridges gets no relief until $500 dollars are spent, for the casual bridge user means no relief is coming..Period.....for the driver that is spending $2000 per year on tolls, his/her savings are substantial.....think about that, the person who only occasionally uses the bridge gets no relief and pays full rate, the person who is using the toll bridges heavily and causes wear n tear on said bridges gets financial relief....It is BC Liberal policy made up on the fly...tolls?..part tolls?..reduced tolls? ete etc....Christy Clark and Gordon Campbell's tolls are a bad fiscal policy......a proven failure!...BC Liberals bragged of their toll bridges now they try feebly to make the toll pain they inflicted go away....in no uncertain words...BC Liberals by their actions are admitting their tolling policy is fatally flawed.....Christy Clark wanting praise for lowering her government's tolls.....Hypocrisy at its finest!
How to pay for the bridges...First off..all the equipment and government employees being paid to monitor, collect and maintain tolls costs $10's of million per year...That expense vanishes with the tolls...with the public not paying anymore tolls that money will flow back out into the economy and create jobs...
Future Federal carbon tax increases that Justin Trudeau announced can be directed to go 100% towards people moving infrastructure...after-all...Trudeau did say provincial governments could direct revenue from future federal carbon tax increases to any provincial program they wanted...
The Port Mann bridge should have never been tolled to begin with..it's a national highway...Trudeau and the Feds can pay a portion of the Port Mann bridge upkeep and maintenance.....
Lastly...the point being...Bridge tolls south of the fraser has forced 100,000's of drivers to drive around tolled bridges, take longer commutes because of money, because tolls are not affordable to average workers...
Christy Clark's $3.5 billion dollar Massey bridge proposal....her capped toll scheme would never pay that Massey Bridge cost...it would turn into another BC Liberal boondoggle in the making...another bridge in need of a bailout..
Gas taxes...there is enough money in the system to pay for needed upgrades to BC infrastructure....

What isn't needed is a pet projects of the vain, such as a $4 billion dollar Massey bridge and a $4 billion dollar 11 kilometer subway to get students to UBC(BC developers wetdream sucky..)
We need light rail in Surrey...we need Light Rail along side Highway number 1 all the way to Chilliwack...these transit measures would take thousands of cars off those bridges...
With tolls eliminated transit can be built where it's needed, with no worry of cutting into toll revenue..

BC Liberals failed on bridges, their tolling policy is grossly unfair....
And yes...BC Liberal cheerleading media and the BC Liberals will grunt and snort about where the money will come from to pay for toll elimination..
Let em snort and choke......Where is Site C dam money?.ain't there, no business case...Run of river IPPs are bleeding BC Hydro dry....BC Place is bleeding money($800 million dollar defective roof)...BC Ferries is bleeding money(gas guzzling underperforming crappy German built ferries) ...BC Hydro is broke(run of river longterm contracts, smart meter boondoggle and $15 billion dollar site C disaster)..ICBC is broke(BC Liberals raked operating money out of the public insurer to claim balanced budget).....

Funny stuff....Big BC media and the BC Liberals never talk about where the money is going to come from to pay those BC Liberal bills...
Where the hell is all the money for those BC Liberal boondoggles.....?
I'm glad John Horgan and the NDP are going to be spending a few dollars to help real working-class people,
Corporations and BC Liberal donors have been making out like bandits long enough....
Great move by Premier to be John Horgan..

Respect and Fairness returning to B.C. after a long hiatus....

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Christy Clark's LNG Sham Turns To Pixie Dust--2017 B.C. Election Edition



Written by Grant G
It's time for a B.C. LNG update...what's going on with LNG in British Columbia....The answer is nothing but meaningless staged photo-ops and gobbly goop press releases churned out by Christy Clark's 220 member gang of public affairs propagandists...Christy Clark is still trying to sell a promise of untold riches deriving from technologies of the past....The riches from LNG will never come to B.C....even if a LNG plant is built the riches won't accrue..
Before I get started on B.C.,,,this is where the future is going, renewable power, solar power, wind power, geothermal power.....LNG, the big fraud will not be the promised bridge fuel, as of today, the LNG industry is mired in a 15 year glut of supply....With massive gas discoveries everywhere..
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"James Leaton, head of research at Carbon Tracker, added: “There are a number of low-carbon technologies about to achieve critical mass decades before some companies expect.”....The cost of solar has fallen 85% in seven years, and the report finds panels could supply 23% of global power generation by 2040 and 29% by 2050, entirely phasing coal out and leaving natural gas with just a 1% share.
By 2035, electric vehicles could make up 35% of the road transport market, and two-thirds by 2050, when it could displace 25m barrels of oil per day.
Under such a scenario, coal and oil demand could peak in 2020, while the growth in gas demand could be curtailed.
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In Israel..( The recent discovery of some of the world's largest off-shore gas fields has given Israel decades of energy independence and paved the way for it to become a natural gas exporter. One field, Tamar, began production in 2013, and the even larger Leviathan field is expected to come online in late 2019 

in Egypt......( industry analysts expect Zohr — which has been described as a “supergiant” gasfield off the coast of Egypt containing an estimated 30tn cubic feet of gas — to be the biggest hydrocarbons project approved in 2016. It is the largest gasfield ever discovered in the Mediterranean. Wood Mackenzie, an energy consultancy, said in a report this year that the development of Zohr, now being fast-tracked by Eni, the Italian energy group, would cost an estimated $14bn, and once natural gas started flowing, it was likely to prove “transformational” for the Egyptian market. Zohr is welcome news for a country which last year changed from being a gas exporter to a gas importer. Eni believes Zohr will start production in 2017 and reach 2.6bn cubic feet of gas per day by 2019. https://www.ft.com/content/62dbd322-bff6-11e6-9bca-2b93a6856354  )
in Iran.....(longtime ally of Iran....India Oil Corp is investing huge dollars into Iran's massive gas fields for development    http://www.livemint.com/Industry/oL88G2x4hXmCGQFvmw7zyI/ONGC-submits-revised-plan-for-Farzad-B-gas-project-in-Iran.html Iran has the second most gas in the world, 15 fold more than Canada's gas reserves...)

Iran's proven gas reserves

33,600,000,000,000

Canada's proven gas reserves  
1,754,000,000,000
in Qatar ......(Australia's emerging leadership of the global LNG market may turn out to be short-lived after Qatar reasserted its ability to regain the top spot.
Qatar has surprised the market with plans to lift its self-imposed moratorium on further development of its huge North gas field, paving the way for the expansion of what some experts say are the world's lowest cost new supplies.
The announcement on Monday in Doha by Qatar Petroleum chief executive Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi points to a tougher task ahead for Australian-listed players such as Woodside Petroleum and Oil Search which have ambitions to expand their own LNG production.
Consultancy Wood Mackenzie said the lifting of a 12-year ban on new projects at the offshore North Field shows Qatar intends to grow its market share, which has been eroded as other regions – such as Australia and the US – added capacity.


"But it is also a threat to other developers of new capacity worldwide, as Qatar can add new capacity at a lower cost than anybody else," said research director for global LNG, Giles Farrer.


In Australia 
Australia has seven operating LNG developments and three more under construction. Other projects are also being considered.
Existing projects
  • The North West Shelf Venture began shipping cargoes in 1989. The project has since grown to include five production units (or trains). It now produces up to 16.3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG.
  • Darwin LNG began production in 2006. This one-train project produces up to 3.7mtpa.
  • Pluto started production in April 2012. It has one 4.3mtpa production train.
  • Queensland Curtis LNG began production in December 2014. It has two producing LNG trains, each with a capacity of 4.25mtpa.
  • Gladstone LNG began production from its first train in September 2015.  Train 2 expected to be ready for start-up by the end of the year with first LNG in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Australia Pacific LNG began production from its first train in December 2015.
  • Gorgon shipped its first cargo in March 2016

Australia has three more large LNG plants coming online this year and next...
Under construction
Three large Australian LNG schemes are currently at various stages of development. These draw from gas fields off the north coast of Western Australia (Prelude, Wheatstone and Ichthys).
In total, Australia has almost $80 billion worth of LNG projects under construction.

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in the USA.... 5 LNG projects are under construction.. Cheniere is selling LNG, they just permitted it's 7th LNG train at Sabine...Port Charles LNG is far along in construction...There is so much new lng supply coming online, 90 million tonnes per annum(MTPA) from the US....and you might ask, how come projects went forward in the USA and not Canada?...Simple answer is...The sites of those USA LNG plants were not greenfield operations, ...those industrial sites were/are the locations of LNG import terminals...a decade plus ago the USA thought it would soon need to import LNG...that triggered a build up of regasification(LNG import facilities) terminals but then the fracking revolution opened up, that rendered those import/regas facilities useless, except for conversion to LNG liquefaction plants...American LNG builds are using existing pipeline grids and utilizing the LNG regasification infrastructure...Therefore saving American brownfield LNG builds approximately 50% over the cost of Canadian greenfield proposals..

We don't need to worry about LNG in BC....nothing is going to be built, even Woodfibre LNG is in doubt...
There was another phony BC Liberal election ploy, eer, I mean a Postmedia BC Liberal fake-out announcement last week...Sarita Bay LNG proposal...It was a photo-op of the absurd, of all the BC LNG proposals(20 plus) Sarita Bay proposal for Vancouver Island's wild westcoast is the most uneconomical of all...
Read it..no timeline, no estimate, no pipeline, no gas, and most importantly ..no buyers....Petronas, Shell Canada, AltaGas, Chevron, they all backed away, those projects deemed uneconomical...Steelhead's Sarita Bay proposal requires a pipeline across Salish sea and Van Island...no banker will sanction it, Steelhead will not find longterm buyer at a profit point...and, Steelhead has no money...Geoff Plant is on the board of directors, remember him...He sent the BC Rail theft investigation off the rails..
Need more...Australia's LNG disaster...They will never see any tax revenue from their record LNG exports..Big Energy have amassed $300 billion dollars in future tax deferments..
Need more...Another Westcoast LNG project scrapped...
Consortium cites low prices and a 15 year glut of LNG...
Need more...Chevron calls an end to LNG megaprojects
Need more....in 2016.. 263 million tonnes (MTPA) of LNG was sold...There was 340 million tonnes of capacity available...77 million tonnes of excess LNG capacity in 2016
2017....there is 35 million tonnes more of LNG capacity coming online..bringing total LNG available to 375 million tonnes...
By 2020 you can add another 90 million tonnes of capacity coming online from USA/Russia/Australia...bringing available capacity to 465 million tonnes...The world will only need maybe, 300 million tonnes in 2020...The glut will last until 2030..


Bloomberg has slightly different forecast numbers....

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US plants will help boost global production capacity to 407 million tons a year by 2020, compared with projected demand of about 274 million tons, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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465 million tonnes of lng capacity available by 2020 when a mere 300 million tonnes are required.....and then there is this...besides that capacity coming online by 2020 ..this...

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 While the number of liquefaction proposals has increased significantly in recent years, totalling 879 MTPA in January 2017,

http://www.igu.org/sites/default/files/103419-World_IGU_Report_no%20crops.pdf

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879 million tonnes per annum of new capacity has been proposed around the world...if they all built out, ...yearly capacity rises to over 1300 million tonnes of capacity..when even the most over zealous estimate is ......maybe 500 million tonnes per annum required by 2030...there is near 900 million tonnes per annum in new project proposals and 465 million tonnes of capacity by 2020 from projects already under construction....!


Need more...it's a buyers market and there is now a consortium of the three largest buyers of LNG...They, the buyers are demanding new terms, flexibility to resell LNG cargoes, and an end to destination take or pay longterm contracts..

http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/english/news/industry/17689-lng-buying-alliance-korea-china-and-japan-go-ahead-formation-lng-buyer-alliance
You can't store LNG cheaply, it costs an arm and a leg to store LNG...There is a glut of LNG...Everyone will be cutting deals...Qatar is signing longterm contracts for $5 dollars per MBTUs...that is less than half the price of BC LNG's break even point.
Petronas isn't building anything in BC for a decade or more, probably never...not a single word from Petronas on BC or PNW LNG since last September..
Shell Canada LNG has cancelled their Prince Rupert project..
Aurora LNG proposal for Ridley island....They halted their EA assessment.
Aurora LNG..which is owned by Nexen..Nexen is owned by CNOOC...
CNOOC is in economic trouble..CNOOC posted its first ever year over year money loss, the first time since launching as a company in 2001...
"China’s biggest offshore explorer, Cnooc Ltd., may report Thursday its first annual loss since its Hong Kong trading debut in 2001. Net income is forecast to have swung to a 3.22 billion yuan loss, according to the mean estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg."
not only that..TransCanada is building a pipeline extension and has signed a 15 year deal to ship BC/Alb nat-gas EAST...not to the westcoast but east to Toronto..
Meaning 1.5 billion cft of gas per day is gone, not available for conversion to LNG...
Need more...the big news, Japan, the world's largest consumer of LNG...their need of LNG is falling fast...
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The country’s annual LNG purchases last year fell for the first time since 2009 as its atomic fleet began restarting and as electricity consumption dropped to the lowest since 1998 amid a shrinking population and more energy efficiency. A decline in Japan LNG imports may add to a global glut as new projects start in Australia in the U.S. and prices for the fuel delivered to Northeast Asia slump to the lowest in at least five years.
“LNG imports will certainly decline this year as reactors are brought back online,” Junzo Tamamizu, the managing partner of Clavis Energy Partners LLC, a Tokyo-based consulting and advisory firm, said by phone. The nation’s increased use of solar power will also continue to reduce LNG consumption for power generation, Tamamizu said.
Japan’s LNG demand is forecast to fall by about 30 percent by 2030 to 62 million tons from its peak in 2014, according to a government projection


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There is so much excess LNG at present. ....

Big energy needs India and other large populations to fully adopt LNG as a reliable power source, and they will, but only if the price is cheap...and therein lies the rub...India and Pakistan can't absorb the heady prices big energy foisted on Japan in their time of need..

So, to increase LNG demand from heavily populated countries like India and Pakistan you have to price low...$5 dollars per MBTUs or less... that puts Canadian LNG on ice...
Christy Clark started yammering about LNG in 2011..when she became leader of the BC Liberal Gang...

in 2012/2013 Christy Clark went into her delusional mode, she promised over 100,000 lng jobs...she promised a $100 billion dollar prosperity fund..an elimination of BC's debt, the elimination of BC's sales tax(which brings in $6 billion dollars per year at present to government)..she promised LNG would fund schools, hospital, ..lng revenues would pay off BC's crown debt(BC Hydro currently has a $22 billion dollar and growing debt)...
All those advertised jobs, all the money....BC was going to be paved with untold riches and all we had to do was elect Christy Clark....There is not an LNG shovel in the ground--April 4th/2017 and not a single LNG shovel in the ground...

to be clear...Qatar..Iran...Russian pipeline gas...all the massive gas discoveries....there is another 100 million tonnes per annum/equivalent energy coming from these three countries that weren't even counted above....a glut til 2030 and if renewables stay on their current projections...there may be enough gas/lng now...
The market is saturated until 2030(minimum) and if renewables keep projecting upwards...the LNG industry is dead to BC..
Christy Clark sold snake oil to BC voters in 2013 to get elected... 4 years later BC's provincial debt under Christy Clark went from $39 billion in 2013 dollars to $70 billion in 2017(not counting BC Hydro's growing debt $22 billion, not counting BC Ferries $2 billion dollar debt, not counting the $3.7 billion and growing Port Mann bridge debt, not counting Pavco's growing debt(BC Place)..not counting a potential $3.5 billion dollar Massey bridge debt.
Christy Clark's campaign bus in 2013 was adorned with the logo...Debt Free B.C....it should have read Debt Spree BC..
Christy Clark lied her face-off about LNG...She was a bad politician under Gordon Campbell and under her reign the BC Liberals have turned into the most corrupt government in Canada....A pay to play, bribes for free pollution...Christy Clark sold out generations of BCers...and come May 9th/2017....We BC voters are going to send Christy Clark packing...She should be jailed...in all my years, I have never known a politician who lied with such ease, cheated and didn't care, abused children through reckless policy, treated teachers like stray dogs, seniors brushed off, shortages of everything under these BC Liberal's watch...they took demographic charts and shredded em, disabled paid poverty, the weakest among us..Christy Clark abused everyone except those who paid bribes to her and the BC Liberal gang....

Here is a 2 hour blogcast featuring yours truly and @canadianglen

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen/2017/01/12/lng--a-bridge-fuel-too-far-with-grant-g#

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2017/01/lng-bridge-fuel-too-far.html

And below is a little story about Christy Clark

Selling Cynical...A Portrait of Christy Clark



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