LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) is one of biggest energy stories to hit Western Canada. It is promoted as a clean bridge fuel that will create thousands of jobs and turn British Columbia into a trillion-dollar global energy leader. The idea is to cool natural gas into liquid, so it can be shipped to higher-price markets in Asia. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be? And what are the trade-offs and impacts associated with LNG and the fracked gas that would feed it?
The Common Sense Canadian is your go-to source for in-depth analysis of the potential benefits and risks of this “game-changing” industry.
Technical arguments and sham hearings on the merits and risks of pipelines and tankers miss the point, argues Rafe Mair.
Plans for LNG terminals near Prince Rupert break all the big international safety rules, putting lives at risk. But you wouldn't know it listening to the government or industry, says Graeme Pole.
The Clark Liberals' broken LNG promises should make for a rough ride this coming election year, says Rafe Mair - but can John Horgan and the NDP capitalize?
After demonstrating her incompetence on the LNG file and all things governing-related, Rafe Mair has a suggestion for Premier Christy Clark of a job she's actually well-qualified for.
Tsawwassen has become the latest First Nation to reject the promises of LNG prosperity, voting 74-65 yesterday against plans for a 5 million tonne/year terminal on their reserve.
Asian LNG prices are set to continue their slide to well below the break-even point for BC exports. Leading analysts see them dropping to the $4-5/unit range over 2016-2017, chilling BC LNG hopes.
A vote by Tsawwassen First Nations for a local LNG plant would not only pollute their own community, argues Keving Washbrook, but it would mean more fracking in Northeast BC and help justify Site C Dam.
A diverse group of Kispiox Valley residents - doctors, farmers, loggers, business owners, guide outfitters - have banded together to stop a pipeline for Petronas' proposed LNG project, as construction ramps up.
Learn all you need to know about LNG, fracking and our economy from this panel discussion following a screening of the award-winning Fractured Land. Feat. Wade Davis, Damien Gillis and Dr. Eoin Finn.
After selling his papers' journalistic integrity for oil and gas money, how does Postmedia boss Paul Godfrey wind up in the Canadian News Hall of Fame, asks Rafe Mair.