July 28, 2017

Death of Petronas project a lose-lose: Why are environmentalists celebrating?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The cancellation of the Petronas liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia isn’t great news for Canada, nor is it good news for emissions reductions either. 

The United States has now become our competition. They’re now able to tap into their own shale resources.

They’re also still our only customer, since we don’t have any pipelines or projects up and running to ship our oil and gas to new clients.

The U.S. could become energy independent by 2026 according to a government report from the Energy Information Administration. That would mean the U.S. won’t need Canada to supply them with hydrocarbons for much longer.

And we’re actually helping them get to that point by providing cheap oil and natural gas supplies.

Meanwhile, environmentalists are celebrating the cancellation of the Petronas project which there’s no doubt the new anti-oil and gas government in BC had a hand in.

But do environmentalist realize that this also means China will continue to use more coal since less LNG is available?

This means they’ll be missing out on using a cleaner form of energy— the switch to natural gas can cut emissions up to 50 per cent.

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commented 2017-07-30 15:27:17 -0400
Andy asked: “So is it going to be those wonderful Star Trek “dilithium crystals” or what???”

Nah, they’ll ban those too. Socialists?Marxists abhor anything that provides independence and progress to the average folk.
commented 2017-07-29 10:24:05 -0400
Unfortunately Canada’s important Provinces ,(Alberta, BC, and Ont.) have to completely die before there can be a rebirth. When we vote in Politicians like Trudeau, Wynne, Horgan and Notley, all Canada has to pay the price. ( Sask. is the exception because of Brad Wall’s leadership )
This Country and Venezuela will go down in History as the the Richest Countries to go Bankrupt.
commented 2017-07-29 02:03:43 -0400
All there is left to do now is hold on and brace for impact.
commented 2017-07-28 23:57:47 -0400
While “Horgan the Organ” and the greenies in B.C. are celebrating the Lulu Island/Prince Rupert cancellation by Petronas, I am still waiting to hear how the future energy needs of British Columbia are going to be met…There are hundreds of years of gas supply sitting in capped wells around Ft. St. John in the Peace River country… And not too far from the Site C dam hydro electric project also now on shaky ground… So is it going to be those wonderful Star Trek “dilithium crystals” or what???
commented 2017-07-28 21:31:24 -0400
BILLY HOWARD….so you are of the opinion that coal burning in China will exacerbate global climate change. I thought you were with most of us feeling that man’s influence on the climate was quite minimal, certainly not severe enough to shut our clean, effective, abundant, feasible coal plants down. BIG MISTAKE

As for the yappy environmentalists most of them are mere posers posturing and preening like leftist peacocks, and the global climate scam is wealth re-distribution and prep work for the NWO. Trudeau is doing his best to finance the world.(with our money) Hey big speder….

Its never about the actual climate. They can’t control that, but they can control you, the people. WAKE UP
commented 2017-07-28 20:45:44 -0400
Bill Elder that may have to happen to get rid of the idiots.
commented 2017-07-28 20:13:36 -0400
Civilization will grind to a standstill as long as governments cater to the hysteria and irrationality of the misanthrope fringe.
commented 2017-07-28 19:40:15 -0400
Please ask for a “logical” answer from environmentalists and the NDP gov’t why they would celebrate the cancellation of LNG knowing that doing so only increases global climate change due to the fact that the LNG will not be able to replace coal burning in China and other countries.
I’m curious to hear their rationale.
commented 2017-07-28 19:16:04 -0400
Holly, the NDP in BC & Alberta & the federal Liberals do not want any oil and gas projects to go forward. None! Nata! Zip! They all want to push this solar and wind power.

There in not even one chance that any oil and gas projects nor any pipelines will go forward while the NDP are in power. It is as simple as that.
commented 2017-07-28 19:04:25 -0400
Ms. NIcholas,

The oil and gas industry is not on the path to death in Canada, it is already D.O.A.

We have at least two years more of the policies from the last two years, with the added bonus of the Green Party government in BC. Companies, like Shell and Petronus, talked the talk to appease socialists, but they walked the walk to please their investors. Talk is temporary, walk is permanent.