November 01, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Docs reveal how BC NDP handled $36B LNG cancellation

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

When the NDP and Premier Horgan were thrust into power by the BC Green Party, the massive $36 billion Pacific Northwest LNG project (backed by a consortium of companies including Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas), was cancelled.

The project, which surprisingly received approval from the Trudeau Liberals, would have easily been the single largest investment in BC history.

Shortly after the cancellation, we filed a Freedom of Information request asking for:

Copies of all documents including e-mails, text or Instant messages, media lines, etc., regarding the announcement by Petronas of the ending of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

Watch as I show you what we discovered in these exclusive government documents.

It becomes clear that Energy Minister Michelle Mungall knew this would have been the biggest investment in BC history, and that Pacific Northwest LNG had already spent over $1 billion before the cancellation.

Not surprisingly, the NDP were desperate to find people who would validate their claim that it was "industry conditions" that led to the cancellation, and not the government or regulatory uncertainty.

Even worse, there were twenty-five First Nations bands that were already benefiting from agreements they had signed with Pacific Northwest LNG to the tune of $13 million, and no doubt, they were looking forward to future benefits.

This aspect of the cancellation is rarely mentioned in the media or by this NDP government.

They’re busy embracing the demands of vocal First Nations activists and vowing to hold up the controversial UN declaration of the rights of indigenous persons as the law of the land in BC rather than supporting projects that could directly benefit bands in the most remote parts of the province.

This is truly a shame, because there is no place in BC that could use the benefit of economic development from LNG more than remote northern First Nations communities.

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commented 2017-11-09 19:20:51 -0500
Joke is on you Canada . Alaska just signed mega deal for LNG to China worth Billions . But it’s ok Canada their natural gas is different than ours . Theirs gets to market . So Climate Barbie just how much co2 did you stop . I’ll answer that tough question for 0 . All you anti nuts should be proud . Now burn your plastic kayaks and start building birch bark ones and maybe some one might take you seriously .
commented 2017-11-05 09:02:04 -0500
Alex Epstein book titled THE MORAL CASE FOR FOSSIL FUELS is an excellent book with lots of facts that highlight the stupidity of Canada’s Climate Change policies …Carbon tax, Paris Accord, Solar-wind displacement of coal/natural gas was all 100% based on ALGORE ETAL view that there are 7-8 GtC units of flow that determine our CO2 levels with fossil fuels responsible for 80%+ of those flows. If you go to google and look up CARBON CYCLE DIAGRAMS you will see that IPCC,NASA, DOE, GCP, CCP diagrams all show 433 GtC units of flow in and out of the “Atmospheric Reservoir” at the top of the diagram with 6.4 GtCs from fossil fuels. That is 1.3% ….not the 80% propaganda # you have been told. Forest fires in Canada generate similar magnitude of ghgs as do our fossil fuels. Each ha burned generates up to 170 tonnes of CO2. We spend less than $300 /ha burned …less than $2 per tonne CO2 generated. Solar-wind requires a $0.38/kwh to be viable…that equates to $400 to $500 /tonne CO2 price tag. Ontario’s $14,000 per EV saves 30 tonnes of CO2 in it’s lifecycle. That is $466 per tonne Co2 price tag requirement. 100% of the $ for CO2 reduction comes from you the taxpayer. Your choice 1) pay $500/tonne or 2) triple forest fire budget and spent $6/tonne. Paris Accord reduction commitment is 200 + million tonnes of CO2 per year. $ cost of option 1) is $100 billion per year , for option 2) less than $1 billion per year. Call your MLA/MP and ask them why solar-wind at $100 billion per year versus forest fire suppression at $1 billion per year. Ask them to tell you the global % contribution of fossil fuels to our CO2 levels…they will say 80%. Our MLAs and MPs are still convinced that what ALGORE ETAL and the solar-wind industry propaganda told them is correct. IPCC, NASA etc are the inner sanctum of the pro climate change groups…they all have endorsed the 1.3% fossil fuel contribution. Paris Accord/carbon tax etc targeted fossil fuels ….the other 98.7% of the flows and opportunities within totally ignored all due to the ALGORE ETAL SW industry propaganda/dishonesty.
commented 2017-11-04 12:33:43 -0400
hey Anonymous, if the economics are so bad, why is energy activity picking up in every other jurisdiction?
commented 2017-11-03 22:53:00 -0400
Company board chair Anuar Taib attributed the decision to canel the PNW LNG project to “prolonged depressed prices and shifts in the energy industry.” You do realise the LNG prices in AB were actually negative from Oct 5-9 at $-.07. This project will likely go ahead if prices increase. Just as the oilsands slowed down when the price of oil dropped below $30. Economics drives the energy industry, not politics.
commented 2017-11-02 16:45:51 -0400
B.C. Circling the drain faster!
commented 2017-11-02 14:48:16 -0400
What is the difference between the NDP and Liberals when it comes to bankrupting this country? When there is a chance to increase jobs, bring prosperity, increase the tax base they destroy rather than encourage, Sickening, isn’t it.

Yet to pay for their pet projects they have no problem squeezing whomever still can pay taxes, If you own a business you must be rich and a tax cheat. Makes sense if you are detached from reality.

What is a $36 billion project after all? OK, only about a year’s worth of federal deficit under the Baby Doc Trudeau monarchy.
commented 2017-11-02 12:33:44 -0400
BC is DONE ! ! !
Be sure to thank a Unifor member for this low intellect union’s job killing activities in BC and Canada for the last decade. They are some of the dumbest folks on the planet, like Socialists/marxists everywhere they want to try One More Time . . . in hopes that this time their insanity might work.

It seems every Two Decades . . . the people of BC vote themselves off the economic ladder . . . watched them do it in the 70s, 90s and now today . . . some people NEVER learn ! ! !
commented 2017-11-02 11:45:05 -0400
Soon all provinces will be have not provinces. Good job on killing those jobs BC.
No problem all of Canada can apply for welfare, the budget will balance it self.
Turdo has plenty for all, except all of you Canadians.
commented 2017-11-02 11:08:33 -0400
The greatest threat to our environment are environmentalists! Green is the colour of the fake environmental industry, and I don’t mean trees! Virtue signalling leftists are empty suits, they have no credibility.
commented 2017-11-02 02:09:25 -0400
Drew and Billy… An evident “death wish” for the fundamental B.C. economies which have sustained this province for decades… So, have the Horgan/Weaver Tango indeed discovered the secret to those Star Trek “dilithium crystals”???
commented 2017-11-02 01:19:47 -0400
Billy Howard your comment makes me think of the Pine Beetle lunacy in BC, they listened to self important green kooks and it led to much loss and devastation to the environment and they had to burn how many trees which released how many tons of carbon? And the green clowns never took any responsibility for their extreme hypocrisy.
commented 2017-11-02 01:16:06 -0400
Billy Howard well said, i have asked the clowns about this in the past and never get an answer. Just call it hypocritical lunacy.
commented 2017-11-01 23:05:09 -0400
I’m constantly baffled by the irony over cancellation of LNG, EE, and (soon) SiteC.
LNG: Aside from the obvious financial benefits to the province, LNG will replace the more polluting coal that is used to provide energy overseas. LNG = improving the planetary environment.
Energy East: Replaces OPEC oil imports. OPEC countries’ oil production has far less environmental controls than Canada, and shipping oil in tankers and by train is not as environmentally safe as pipelines. Not to mention the lack of human rights in those countries is encouraged by Trudeau’s preference to spend billions on their resources.
SiteC: An abundance of clean, renewable, reliable energy. Sell excess power across Canada and the US to counter the high initial cost. No more unsightly windmills or solar panel fields replacing cropland needed. 100+ years of reliable CLEAN energy.

It just doesn’t make environmental sense.
commented 2017-11-01 22:05:32 -0400
I grew up in the lower mainland, and remember the stories of history, that some of the stronger wealthy coastal tribes enjoyed bullying the interior tribes
commented 2017-11-01 20:08:33 -0400
I really like Horgan’s orange jumpsuit. All commies should dress like that.
commented 2017-11-01 19:08:10 -0400
Yep. Pure ideology regardless of the suffering put on real people. The “vocal First Nations” could care less about the suffering rank and file Indian, because the former, as Hollywood Indians in pretend Hollywood caps, are well taken care of.

By the way, it is Premier Weaver and not Premier Horgan. Horgan is just the wooden dummy on Weaver’s lap.
commented 2017-11-01 18:14:33 -0400
No problem provinces do not need tax revenue and jobs and related spin offs. The magic left wing horn of plenty provides for all.