Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Christy Clark and Rich Coleman are Lying, The Sad Disturbing Facts Meet The Light Of Day(LNG LIES ON STEROIDS)

Written by Grant G

Well, as written here, as written by David Broadband of Focus magazine, you can now add the name Marc Lee at The Center for Policy Alternatives....


Christy Clark and Rich Coleman lied their faces off about potential employment numbers for both LNG in the construction phase and the permanent employment after the LNG plants are built(if any get built)...

Marc Lee released some damning information, Marc Lee discovered that in 2012 the BC Liberals released some credible potential LNG industry employment numbers....But then something happened, something hideous and potentially harmful to BC`s economic future...Christy Clark became anointed premier and was campaigning to get herself elected in 2013...Christy Clark was 20% percentage points behind in the early pre-election polls, Christy Clark needed a miracle, a Hail Mary pass, Clark needed a big game-changing fantasy...Thus the $Trillion dollar LNG lie was created....Christy Clark bought a bus, painted on the sides of the bus was the BC Liberal slogan ..."Debt Free B.C."...Pamela Martin, Christy Clark`s pillow fight and sleepover communications director tweeted out during the heat of the then upcoming 2013 BC election......and I quote..

"What would you do with a $trillion dollars"



The BC Liberal lies were just getting started, anything to hoodwink a voting public into supporting the corrupt BC Liberals, now known not only as corrupt but as habitual bold-faced liars...

Christy Clark and Rich Coleman promised BCers a debt free province, ..Promised a $100 billion dollar prosperity fund..Promised monies to First Nations, all crown debt retired, bridge tolls removed and more, Christy Clark even mentioned that this LNG windfall would eliminate the British Columbia sales tax....And more...Christy Clark made the big lie,she claimed LNG would create 100,000 jobs...

A number now proven to be nothing but a massive deception, a ruse, guile that BC`s media pundits, Vaughn Palmer, Kieith Baldrey, Michael Smyth and Sean Leslie promoted with zeal, even as proof of that employment lie came to the forefront by David Broadband, and The Straight Goods, they all but ignored it, clearly the media had their marching orders and employment perks to soothe their failed journalistic souls...

With the above mentioned media, even to this day, they still deliberately lie about Petronas`s investment dollars, Petronas IS NOT INVESTING  $46 BILLION, not $36 BILLION in BRITISH COLUMBIA.....PETRONAS IS INVESTING A MERE $2 TO $4 BILLION IN B.C....

Back to the phony job numbers....Prior to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals panicking over their election chances, this is what the British Columbia Government said about employment with Three LNG plants..


"Prior to the 2013 throne speech, however, the BC government’s expectations for LNG jobs were
substantially lower. Its Liquefied Natural Gas Strategy, released February 2012, argued that three
LNG plants in BC would create 800 new long-term jobs in the LNG sector, up to 9,000 more jobs
during construction and several thousand more indirect jobs. later in 2012, government ambitions for LNG had grown to five plants, with internal modelling for the government estimating the
plants would create 2,400 new jobs, with 15,000 temporary jobs during the construction period.
The shift in rhetoric about LNG jobs came from a single study commissioned by the BC government just weeks before its 2013 throne speech"



Do you see that, before Christy Clark started the big election lie, before panic had set in, the BC Liberal Government was reasonable with their LNG employment numbers..Three LNG plants, 9000 temporary construction jobs with about 800 permanent fulltime long term jobs....But ...For a Government sagging in the polls, with a school dropout attempting to become premier of British Columbia, the Christy Clark Liberals needed to go big with the lies and rhetoric...And they did..

Do you see the above employment numbers quoted by the BC Liberal Government in 2012...Three LNG plants, 9000 temporary construction jobs and 800 fulltime permanent jobs...Here is what the habitual liar Rich Coleman  said..


From this Straight Goods posting...


And I quote...


 I get a kick out of some of the other folks out there saying: 'You're behind schedule.' "No we're not. We're actually right on the time frame that I established."

One thing that works in the government's favour is the scale of the enterprise. The values are so vast that even delivering a fraction of the potential could count as a win.

Coleman said: "They say: 'They can't all go ahead.(18 LNG Plant proposals)' "I say: 'OK. Let's have three LNG plants.' That's $100 billion. That's 100,000 jobs."

It's that comfort level that's giving him the kicks, and the amusement. snip..


Do you see that, in 2012 the BC Government said in early 2012 three LNG plants could create 9000 temporary construction jobs and 800 permanent operational jobs...Suddenly when the 2013 election was drawing drew near those three LNG plants morphed to 100,000 jobs and $100 billion dollars....Your nose is growing Rich Coleman, at an alarming rate...

And it wasn`t just Rich Coleman, the lies were written right in the BC Liberal 2013 election platform..


 "LNG facilities are currently proposed by business groups that include some of the world`s biggest energy companies-Shell, Imperial, Chevron, British Gas, Petronas, SK & and ES of South Korea, Inpex and the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation, to name some of the major players, it`s no fantasy.
The projects mean 39,000 jobs to British Columbia during construction with another 75,000 full time jobs created once in operation. We can create 1 $trillion dollars in economic activity and create the BC Prosperity fund with $100 billion over 30 years.

An opportunity this good faces lots of global competition. Premier Christy Clark and Today`s BC Liberals have worked diligently to enable LNG as an economic generator for decades to come."
(BC Liberal platform at below link)



Everything about this LNG industry and their representatives(whores and pimps) are a lie.... Rafe Mair is reporting just yesterday that the LNG lobbying group Resource Works have illegally stolen logos, and made false representations that the Webster Foundation and other foundations are in support of BC LNG and various projects, .....Resource Works have been forced to retract and remove said materials from the website..That story here..


LNG lobby fakes partnerships with prominent organizations



Those BC Liberal financial numbers and job numbers were an elaborate con-job perpetrated on a gullible BC public, ...With a giant assist from a corrupt bought BC legislative media...

Yes, that especially means you Keith Baldrey..(El Twitter King)

 David Broadband did exceptional work on the big LNG employment number lie....Below is his linked article..


Did the BC government fake LNG numbers before last year's election?




So did The Straight Goods..


The BC Liberals lied about the revenues, lied about the job numbers, and they are lying about the amount of available natural gas British Columbia actually has...Renown geologist David Hughes wrote that essay..(linked directly below)


Ok....So, Christy Clark, Rich Coleman and all the BC Liberals, including all our legislative media lied their faces off, ...The job numbers are scant in comparison to the reality of the industry, the revenue forecasts were a lie too, there will be no debt free B.C....No $100 billion dollar prosperity fund, ...The BC Liberals sold out the farm, they indemnified Petronas for 25 years through legislation, they tied future Government hands...They slashed income taxes, slashed royalty rates, they offered free Site C dam power to the LNG industry, they sold out future generations because they are so desperate to get shovels in the ground before the next election...And with all that, the B.C. LNG greenfield industry is still not economically viable...LNG is trading in Japan at just over $7 dollars per million BTUs.....Petronas needs a price of $12 dollars to be economically viable..

China in partnership with Pakistan is building two pipelines to feed India`s future natural gas needs, one pipeline with Iraq, another with Iran....Also, Japan is restarting their nuclear plants...Sendai number 1 reactor is coming online August 10th/2015 with four more nuclear plants following...Thus Japan`s LNG needs are set to fall dramatically...That story here..


South Korea...They too are dumping LNG as a fuel and they, along with China are embracing Nuclear power as a cleaner, much cheaper alternative to the polluting fuel natural gas..


"Yoo Sang-Hee told Platts that high prices of LNG compared to coal and nuclear push the demand for the liquefied natural gas further down in the power generation sector as more gas-fired power plants remain idle.

Operating rates of gas-fired power plants went from 61.3% in 2013 to 50.8% in 2014, and as Yoo said, it is expected that these rates will slip to 23.7% by 2019 and even lower to 16.8% in 2022."


That was reported in this Straight Goods article..


There is also the Russia/China $trillion dollar piped natural gas deal, ...China and Russia have inked a massive natural gas supply deal, cheap piped natural gas, no need for expensive LNG liquefaction and or regasification plants..


Not only that, Australia has five more LNG plants coming online over the next 18 months, thus making an already over-supplied market worse, all this before British Columbia has a shovel in the ground..

There was a recent study released showing that there is a huge LNG plant over-supply, that basically this LNG plant investment will be money flushed down the toilet, there are only two possible scenarios in this reality...LNG prices will crash to even lower lows or many LNG plants already built will have to close-up shop, shutter their windows and shut down..


  Study Reveals Surplus of Future LNG Projects

A new global gas study published by the London-based Carbon Tracker Initiative, identifies $283 billion of possible liquefied natural gas projects to 2025 that are likely to be surplus to requirements in a low demand scenario.

A transition to a low carbon economy indicates there is some room for gas demand growth to 2040, unlike coal and oil use that must peak and decline. But if the world is to stay within a carbon budget that limits global warming to the 2⁰C U.N. target, energy companies will need to be selective over which gas projects they develop. This is also the case in a low demand scenario.
The study finds that over the next ten years $82 billion of potential capex in LNG plants will not be needed in Canada, $71 billion in the United States and $68 billion in Australia in the lower demand scenario. The value of unneeded LNG projects rises to $379 billion by 2035, according to the study.
“Investors should scrutinise the true potential for growth of LNG businesses over the next decade. The current oversupply of LNG means there is already a pipeline of projects waiting to come on stream. It is not clear whether these will be needed and generate value for shareholders,” said James Leaton, Carbon Tracker’s head of research.



What can we do now....The BC Liberals sold us out...They lied about revenue, lied about the massive amounts of GHG emissions coming from this industry, lied big-time about the job numbers, more in fact, they didn`t just lie about the jobs they manufactured an elaborate scheme to endorse their LNG employment number lies..

First things first....Our B.C. legislative and mainstream media needs to start telling the truth, they don`t have to be on one side or the other, but facts are facts, they must start telling the truth...They can start by telling the real truth on how much money Petronas is really spending in British Columbia, they can refer to my site for facts and figures, or ask Brent Jang what Petronas`s LNG terminal is worth...However, I won`t hold my breath...

BC`s media are even a bigger enemy than is the BC Liberal Government...

For right now as we speak, the head of Petronas, the Prime Minister of Malaysia is embroiled in a $700 million dollar embezzlement scandal, costing his country their reputation, and wealth, ..Malaysia`s prime minister is reported to have attempted to steal $700 million dollars from a Malaysian people`s investment fund, a fund that has lost $10`s of billions of dollars as is...it has been reported that the Petronas chief transferred this $700 million dollars to his own personal bank accounts...This scandal could see him jailed and see the Malaysian Government brought down..

 That story about the Malaysian prime minister and the shocking embezzlement scandal IS relevant to British Columbia, considering the Malaysian Prime Minister is the head of, and decision maker for Petronas....The Tyee reported on this scandal...


BC's Gas Export Hopes Face 'Scandal that Ate Malaysia'

Asian nation's PM, key to $36 billion LNG bid by Petronas, in corruption probe.
By Andrew Nikiforuk, 24 Jul 2015, TheTyee.ca 


The major world-class news outfit Forbes has done reports on the Malaysian/Petronas scandal..


"A task force investigating 1MDB, comprising the central bank, police, the anti-corruption commission and the attorney general's office, has made several detentions. A company owner remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission was released Monday on bail, according to an official at the agency.
1MDB has said reports that it funneled funds to Mr Najib's accounts" 



The reason why I have no hope that BC`s main media writers will change their blind-mice ways....I tweeted Rob Shaw...Sean Leslie and Vaughn Palmer and asked them why big media is silent on the major scandal going on with the Petronas chief and Malaysian prime minister, all I received back was silence...

And yes, I politely tweeted Keith Baldrey too, I left the link to the Forbes and Tyee article and asked when and if Global is going to report on that scandal..?

I received silence, oh, I received even more from Keith Baldrey....He blocked me from viewing his tweets...Oh Keith...I, and anyone can run laps around being blocked by Twitter...Fortunately Keith, you tweet nothing but ridicule, snark and ad nauseum, nothing you tweet is relevant, you Keith Baldrey, like your corporate bosses are BC Liberal ball-licking corporate sell-outs, you are enemies of British Columbia..

Perhaps you Keith Baldrey and your fellow club members should read the below article...It`s about journalistic integrity, morality, about the truth...It`s titled..

Conflict of Ethics



The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

British Columbia Liberal Government Are Deliberate Liars, Vaughn Palmer, Sean Leslie and Michael Smyth are A Disgrace TO Journalism, MORE LNG LIES EXPOSED(The Proof Is Here)

Written by Grant G

The media in Brutish Columbia is a journalistic joke, those clowns toss around numbers, facts and figures like a Bear Stearns accountant, made up phony garbage, today BC Liberal stooge and radio voice Sean Leslie was calling Petronas`s proposed Prince Rupert LNG  project..."A $46 BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT"...

HAVE THE MEDIA NO MORALS, THEY CAN`T BE THAT STUPID, ...For one...The media keep saying Petronas`s project proposal is a $36 billion dollar project, american greenback dollars. $36 billion dollar.....

The number is spurious, meaningless, the project components aren`t being built in the USA, they are being built in South Korea, China, Japan...The fact that Petronas may have monies in a bank account, monies that are in US dollars, when Petronas buys LNG plant components in South Korea they will pay in South Korean currency, the US greenback has risen against all currencies, not just the Canadian $dollar...

Our BC media....If Petronas was using British Columbia labour(if)...And Petronas uses US $dollars...If a Canadian labourer was being paid $30 dollars Canadian per hour, ...That would cost Petronas only $23 dollars in American currency...Our BC Media keep spinning the Petronas project cost upwards, ..Today Sean Leslie was using the $ Canadian dollar figure...$46 billion dollars for Petronas`s project..

Yet Petronas isn`t buying American made LNG components, Petronas isn`t using American labour...Every part, every piece of Petronas`s project is coming from Asia...Asia`s currency has fallen against the US Greenback too...So..

 So Petronas is not spending $46 billion Canadian, what Petronas has suggested it will spend in Canada on a LNG terminal is a mere $9 to $10 billion dollars(Canadian)...With $7 to $8 billion dollars of that money being spent in Asia, not British Columbia...

Even if Petronas was spending $36 billion dollars on LNG in BC...And that original $dollar figure was in US dollars, the fact that the Canadian dollar fell in value against our American neighbor...Petronas`s cost of doing business in Canada has become 22% cheaper...All BC Labour costs are down...And the fact that Petronas isn`t buying LNG plant components that are made in the USA....But buying components that are made in Asia...Again, Petronas`s initial cost estimate of  three years ago has fallen....

Our media, Vaughn Palmer, Sean Leslie, Michael Smyth, they deliberately skew the financial numbers in order to prop up the BC Liberals...

It`s all bullshit, Petronas`s proposed Lelu island project is to cost a mere $11 billion dollars, not $36 billion, not $46 billion not a Quadrillion trillion million Ugandan peso....

In fact the number $36 billion US dollars is fictional too....Where did that number come from?...It popped up during a Stephen Harper (federal Government) visit to Bali several years ago... The year was 2013....

The number was  pure fantasy, fictional....Why you ask was the number fictional...?

Let us go back to 2013....Stephen Harper at that time in history was feeling the heat for okaying the the Chinese National company CONOC`s takeover of the Canadian company NEXUS...And for okaying Petronas to takeover the Canadian energy company Progress Energy...

Harper was getting backlash within Canada...So, while in Bali attending this meeting the Prime Minister of Malaysia just flung that $36 billion dollar number out there, with no context, with no further explanation of what, when or where...The number befuddled everyone in the Federal Government and to this day that investment number $36 billion dollars has never been clarified..

Here is what I remember from that time in 2013....Petronas proposed an LNG project for Prince Rupert...The cost for the LNG Terminal, the pipeline and adding in the cost of the Progress energy company takeover($6 billion dollars)...All total...In 2013...$6 billion for taking over Progress energy...$10 billion for Prince Rupert LNG terminal and $3 billion for a pipeline from Northeast BC to Prince Rupert, for a grand total of $19 billion dollars($13 billion excluding the cost of taking over Progress Energy, $6 billion)...

The number being bandied about in 2013 was....$19 billion dollars all in....Then the Harper trip to Bali, and this happened....(CBC article)


Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived in Bali for an Asia-Pacific leaders' summit Sunday bearing what could be called a $36-billion vote of confidence from Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib sprung the "gargantuan" investment figure during a joint availability with Harper in Putrajaya, saying Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has committed to construction of a liquid natural gas plant in British Columbia and the pipeline to feed it.

"I'm told that this is the largest direct foreign investment in Canada by any country," Najib said, flanked by Harper following a formal welcoming ceremony at a sprawling new government precinct outside the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Najib called it a "significant landmark decision" by Petronas, which last year spent more than $5 billion buying Alberta-based Progress Energy Inc.

The Petronas takeover, and a bigger oil patch buyout by China's state-owned CNOOC, prompted months of hand-wringing by the Harper government. It approved the deals late last year but at the same time introduced new rules that permit majority takeovers of Canadian companies by state-owned enterprises only in the most exceptional circumstances.

The policy change put a major chill on direct foreign investment in Canada by so-called SOEs, and analysts have recently begun questioning whether the Conservative policy shift is scaring off much-needed foreign capital.

Najib rode to Harper's defence Sunday, calling the promised Petronas infrastructure investment a testament "to the level of confidence we have in the policies of the Canadian government."

Harper's reaction to the news was almost muted, by contrast.

"Look, we view the Petronas investments very positively and all the indications I have is that Petronas is looking at further investment," said the prime minister.

"The government of Canada is very excited about that possibility, as are all those I've talked to in the energy sector."

However the Prime Minister's Office declined to provide any details of the promised $36 billion investment, referring reporters to Petronas for details. Provincial officials in B.C. had spoken in June of a $19 billion LNG plant and pipeline investment by Petronas,.....

 and it wasn't clear Sunday where the whopping new total comes from.

Both Najib and Harper flew with their separate delegations to Indonesia following the Sunday morning meeting in Malaysia.

Regardless, the announcement provides Harper a much-needed shot in the arm as he brings Canada's trade and investment message to Bali.


You see that, the $36 billion dollar investment number was bogus in 2013 and it is even more bogus today, the number is a fraudulent $dollar figure....In fact even the $11. 2 billion dollar figure for Petronas`s LNG Terminal in Prince Rupert is a Fraud...Of that $11 billion dollar cost $8 billion is being spent overseas, not in Canada, not in British Columbia


Petronas wants engineering work for B.C. LNG venture to be shifted offshore

VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
Last updated

Petronas plans to push contractors to shift more engineering work for a proposed B.C. liquefied natural gas venture to lower-cost centres offshore as the Malaysian energy giant squeezes suppliers.

Of the total $11.4-billion in estimated construction costs for the Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal at Lelu Island, there would be $8-billion worth of imported goods and services spread over a five-year period.
 It is in that international component where Petronas hopes to find the bulk of cost savings, but the state-owned company will cast a wide net abroad and in Canada, including having TransCanada Corp. re-examine ways to make its proposed $5-billion natural gas pipeline project more efficient.


And it`s not just Petronas, British Gas(BG Group)....They too told the public years ago that if they built a LNG plant in British Columbia that it would come from South Korea on barges, in modular form and merely be assembled in B.C....Those facts reported everywhere, except in the Vancouver Sun, The Province, CKNW, Global BC, CTV...Every big media outlet seems to have missed that information, or should I say, failed to report the truth on purpose..


"BG intends to build a facility on Ridley Island capable of producing 21 million tonnes of LNG a year. Called Prince Rupert LNG, it would be built overseas in modules and shipped to Prince Rupert for assembly.

 Even so, the plant would create 3,500 jobs during construction,

 250 permanent direct jobs and another 250 spinoff jobs.

 BG says it is planning to build it in two phases, beginning in 2016.
The first phase — two seven-million-tonne-a-year processing units, or trains — is to be completed by 2021" 


So not only is our BC Media gutless liars and BC Liberal talking point puppets...They are exaggerating the numbers, spinning the numbers from American to Canadian dollars, making the cost appear even higher when the fact is, ....Petronas`s BC proposed project has gotten cheaper, not more expensive...

To this day, that investment dollar discrepancy in 2013....From $19 billion for Terminal, Pipeline and Progress Energy buy-out cost(all in)..To the $36 billion $dollar investment number "Sprung" on Stephen Harper has never been explained...Why? because it`s all about the game of con...We know the BC Liberals live in a Con-The-Public-World....However, our media are complicit enablers too...Not one major media will ask the BC Liberals to quantify that $36 billion dollar number...In fact the BC Liberals can`t quantify the number  either, because it is a made up piece of fiction...

Don`t expect gutless, lazy, bought media, don`t expect journalistic lie tellers to ever come clean, or to do stellar work....Sean Leslie..Michael Smyth..Vaughn Palmer are liars, cheats, they are BC Liberal spindoctors disguised as journalists...Not one of those Media personalities ever tell the truth when it comes to the BC Liberals..

They are godamn lying provincial sellouts, ....They are media liars attempting to hoodwink the public, those media conmen are lying, with malice, they`re lying on purpose...Everyone of those three media stooges have the information I`m providing....They refuse to tell the truth...

They deserve to have any journalistic accreditation they may possess to be pulled...

Well...now what..?

David Keane...The spokesperson for the BCLNGA(British Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Alliance)...The audacity of those industry pimping whores...Petronas IS A MEMBER of the BCLNGA...So you tell me, on the last day of debate on the BC Liberals`s generational sell-out legislation..On the last day of debate, David Keane, the spokesperson for Petronas comes out swinging for more..

David Keane said of all the BC Liberal tax breaks, all the guarantees, David Keane said...and I quote.

"Not enough" ....David Keane said LNG companies should not have to pay the provincial PST, they shouldn`t have to pay a carbon tax and...And that those foreign owned energy companies should be able to have unfettered access to Temporary Foreign Workers...(read the not so subtle threats here)


The audacity, to ask for more LNG financial breaks on the last day of debate on what was already deemed a British Columbia sell-out by the BC Liberal Government...Oh indeed..These LNG companies will not be building a $10 billion dollar Prince Rupert LNG terminal unless they get more...This was a shot across the bow of the SS BC Liberal Ship ....A pathetic piece of BC Liberal legislation on LNG..a piece of legislation where the ink is still wet, and before the ink was dry the LNG industry whores are crying for more...Why didn`t they cry for these added incentives BEFORE the legislation was debated..Why only when this first bit was rammed through?...Why..That answer is simple, when Petronas says no to investing $11 billion dollars(Not $36 billion, not $46 billion) When Petronas says no later this year the BC Liberals will be forced(politically) to give in to Petronas..Christy Clark`s 2017 election chances depend on it...So, only after the LNG industry got the first basket of financial goodies legislated into law that they come out and ask for more...Right?..What`s another two or three financial giveaways at this point, you are almost 89% of the way there now...

That`s what these LNG energy company thieves are up too....Don`t expect our corrupt corporate owned media to tell you the truth or to even stop lying...How hard can it be to clarify that $36 billion dollar number, it was fake in 2013 and even more fake today..

 OK...Now that we have taken care of that BC Liberal and media lie.....There`s more bad news for BC`s LNG fantasy...

Iran,,,,Iran has had their sanctions lifted, and Iran wants to sell their natural gas to China and India...And if you think BC has a lot of natural gas...We know Christy Clark and Rich Coleman have lied about BC`s natural gas reserves,....Iran doesn`t need to lie....If BC has 150 years worth of natural gas...

Iran has 1500 years worth of conventional natural gas, no need for fracking, big, deep plentiful supplies of conventional natural gas...From Wikipedia..


List of countries by natural gas proven reserves


Total  World 187,300,000,000,000
1  Russia 48,700,000,000,000 12 June 2013 est.[5]
2  Iran (see: Natural gas reserves in Iran) 33,600,000,000,000 12 June 2013 est.[7]
3  Qatar 24,700,000,000,000 June 2014.[8]
4  Turkmenistan 17,500,000,000,000 June 2014.[8]
5  United States 9,860,000,000,000 12 December 2013[9][10]
6  Saudi Arabia 8,600,000,000,000 June 2014.[8]
7  Iraq 6,400,000,000,000 1 January 2012 est.[11]
8  Venezuela 5,724,500,000,000 19 July 2011[12]
9  Nigeria 5,100,000,000,000 June 2014.[8]
10  Algeria 4,502,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.
11  Bolivia 4,495,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.[13][14]
12  Australia 4,300,000,000,000 1 January 2014 est.[11]
13  China (see: Natural gas in China) 3,100,000,000,000 1 January 2012 est.[11]
14  Indonesia 3,001,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.
15  Malaysia 2,350,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.
16  Norway 2,313,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.
17  United Arab Emirates 2,250,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.
18  Kazakhstan 1,900,000,000,000 12 June 2013 est.[15]
19  Uzbekistan 1,841,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.
20  Kuwait 1,798,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.
21  Canada (see: Natural gas in Canada) 1,754,000,000,000 1 January 2010 est.



So, now we have the second largest natural gas reserve country entering the LNG and piped natural gas game...

And actions speak louder than BC Liberal or BC Media words..


China to Build Pipeline From Iran to Pakistan

Long-thwarted project gets go-ahead as Islamabad anticipates lifting of sanctions on Iran

ISLAMABAD—China will build a pipeline to bring natural gas from Iran to Pakistan to help address Pakistan’s acute energy shortage, under a deal to be signed during the Chinese president’s visit to Islamabad this month, Pakistani officials said.

The arrival of President Xi Jinping is expected to showcase China’s commitment to infrastructure development in ally Pakistan, at a time when few other countries are willing to make major investments in the cash-strapped, terrorism-plagued country.

The pipeline would amount to an early benefit for both Pakistan and Iran from the framework agreement reached earlier this month between Tehran and the U.S. and other world powers to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The U.S. had previously threatened Pakistan with sanctions if it went ahead with the project.

We’re building it,” Pakistani Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasitold The Wall Street Journal. “The process has started.”
In Washington, U.S. officials said details of sanctions will be negotiated as part of a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran due in June.
“We aren’t going to speculate as to how any solutions we may reach in that regard could impact on any particular proposed business ventures,” a State Department official said late Wednesday, adding that “significant support to Iran’s energy sector, such as providing significant investment or technology,” could still result in sanctions under the framework agreement last week....
 Dubbed the “Peace Pipeline,” the project will further bolster improving ties between Pakistan and Iran, uneasy neighbors for decades as a result of Pakistan’s ties to Iran’s long-term adversaries, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
The pipeline will bring much-needed gas to Pakistan, which suffers from a crippling electricity deficit because of a shortage of fuel for its power-generation plants. Pakistan has been negotiating for months behind the scenes for China to build the Pakistani portion of the pipeline, which will cost up to $2 billion.
Tehran says that its 560-mile (900-kilometer) part of the pipeline from an Iranian gas field is complete and has long pressed Pakistan to build its part of the scheme.

Pakistan hasn’t begun construction, however, in light of threatened U.S. sanctions for trading with Iran. Islamabad had sought to work around the sanctions by asking the Chinese to build the pipeline but not yet connect it to the Iranian portion. The prospect of an Iran nuclear agreement, which would ease sanctions in stages once the deal is completed, has given Islamabad further impetus to clear the project. Among the first sanctions to be lifted, according to the framework accord, would be the ban on Iran energy exports.

“This [Iran nuclear agreement] will help us in getting a few things which were coming into the way of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to be cleared and we will move forward,” Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran, Noor Muhammad Jadmani, said Sunday in Tehran, according a report on IRNA, the official Iranian news agency.

Pakistan is negotiating with China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, a subsidiary of Chinese energy giant China National Petroleum Corporation, to build 435 miles (700 kilometers) of pipeline from the western Pakistani port of Gwadar to Nawabshah in the southern province of Sindh, where it will connect to Pakistan’s existing gas-distribution pipeline network.....

 Islamabad believes the Iranian gas is the cheapest and simplest energy supply option for Pakistan. Pakistan will also start to take liquefied natural gas from Qatar, and it remains in protracted multicountry negotiations over a pipeline that would bring gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to supply Pakistan and India


 So, Iran, China and Pakistan are going to build a natural gas pipeline to Islamabad...That sounds like more bad news for British Columbia...It is, but it gets worse...

Do you see the number 7 country on natural gas reserves...That country is Iraq...Iraq has 5 times the natural gas reserves of Canada(Iran has 10 times Canada`s Natural Gas reserves)...

Iraq wants in on the action too...So, breaking news...



Construction of a pipeline that would enable Pakistan to import liquefied natural gas from China has kicked off, Pakistan’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said. 

China and Pakistan will jointly fund the construction of the 700 km long pipeline, Press Trust of India reports.

Minister added that Chinese funds will help the energy-starved Pakistan complete the Iraq-Pakistan gas pipeline.

The central hub for the China Pakistan economic corridor, that aims to link Gwadar to the rest of Pakistan, will be the Gwadar port.

Pakistan recently started LNG imports through Engro Elengy operated terminal in a push to cut reliance on conventional fuels for its power generation. Engro Elengy chartered Excelerate Energy’s 150,900 cbm FSRU Exquisite which is docked at Port Qasim where Pakistan’s first LNG import facilities with a regasification capacity of 4.5 mtpa, are located.



Ok...So here is the deal....The Pakistan and Indian market for LNG and natural gas is gone, Iran, Iraq and Turkmenistan have beat British Columbia, both in terms of proximity and price, conventional gas versus high-priced fracked gas...

Petronas and the BCLNGA have now come out with both barrels blazing demanding the BC Liberal Government drop(For Petronas and all other lNG companies)our PST(Provincial Sales Tax)..Drop our carbon tax and allow unfettered access for TFWs, and not just during construction and or for plant operations...Petronas and the BCLNGA also want the ability to have TFW`s do all the Northeast British Columbia fracking! That`s right, Petronas wants to bring in their own indentured temporary workers for fracking in northeast BC...

And without assurances from the BC Liberal Government on ALL those remaining/outstanding tax issues there will be NO FID...NADA, ZIPPPO, NUTTIN but more hot air talk..

But...Even with all of that, ...The current Asian price for delivered LNG is $7.30 per million BTU`s..

Petronas needs a price between $11 dollars and $12 dollars per MMBTU to break even, they need a higher price to actually turn a profit....So unless the B.C. Liberal Government surrenders every bit of provincial revenue related to Petronas`s operation it can`t run at a profit...

Over to you Christy Clark...How long until you offer Petronas money to take our natural gas?

If anyone wants to read a real good(long) article on the financial structure required to make money on LNG in British Columbia they need to read this...One will quickly come to the conclusion that these energy giants can`t make any money on BC natural gas unless we pay them to take it..



Don`t expect Michael Smyth, Vaughn Palmer or Sean Leslie to speak the truth on LNG, they are deliberate liars, journalistic sellouts, ..Yea, journalists can misspell a word or two, bad editing, but as long as the written words are the truth, that`s fine...As for BC`s media....I have one request..

Breakdown that $36 billion($46 billion Canadian) Petronas project and tell us BCers where the money is, or where the money is to be spent..Quantify the investment number..

We have come to expect the BC Liberals of lying about everything...Now(still) our media are lazyass liars, not a single finger lifted in effort to suss out Petronas`s project cost...They refuse, they won`t, they won`t ever write in the press any information that proves they were inept, they will continue to lie about Petronas and LNG until the facts hit them in the head..

I won`t hold my breath waiting on our media!


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Control Freak Leaders Who Use Propaganda, Distortion and Fear...It Leads to Criminal Ideology(Stephen Jesus Christ Harper)

Stephen Harper is not Hitler, but the tactics Stephen Harper uses to control the populous is very similar, endless propaganda, draconian legislation, ...Harper does not bring people together, he divides, instills hatred and fear of others, ...Harper`s messaging, Terrorists behind every shrub, the world hates us, the niqab is evil, ..Environmentalists are evil, Mulcair is a Greek-like socialist, Trudeau is a marijuana pusher...

Oh indeed, all Hail Stephen the great Jesus Harper......

Wai Young, a British Columbia Stephen Harper groupie..


"A Conservative MP has found herself in the middle of a controversy after audio surfaced of remarks she made at a Vancouver church, comparing Stephen Harper to Jesus.
Backbencher Wai Young is heard in a recording of her June 28 address to the congregation at Harvest City Church.

“Jesus served, he saved, but he acted as well,” she said.
Young used the moment to transition to praising the party’s tough-on-crime stance.

“I want to share with you what I think our government is doing in the same vein — Jesus served and acted to always do the right thing, not the most popular thing.” 

She brought up the Conservatives' victim's bill of rights and Bill C-51 as examples.

“If Bill C-51 had been in place 30 years ago Air India would never had happened. Those some 400 lives would have been saved.” 

That last line is misleading, PressProgress points out. In fact, The Globe and Mail reported that the former Supreme Court judge who headed a 2010 inquiry into the Air India bombing believes the opposite. According to The Globe, John Major said he does not believe C-51 will address the flaws in information-sharing that contributed to the 1985 tragedy."



Thank goodness we have many clear voices, we can ignore the mainstream media, we can source information online...No doubt Stephen Harper wishes information and propaganda was only available via a couple of sources, circa 1930`s to the 1950`s...No internet, no satellite, no cable, no 300 hundred channel choices, look at how Harper pollutes radio, TV, movies, one can`t even watch a hockey game without Stephen Harper`s messaging polluting the TV screen...And not just during an election writ but 24/7 day in day our, ...Stephen Harper hasn`t stopped tooting his own horn since he got a majority, near $1 billion dollars taxpayers have shelled out to promote Harper and his Conservative gang...Without permission, Harper just takes(steals) the money with nary a second thought about optics, or ethics...promote himself at any cost....It really is sick..

Just imagine if it was 1940 ...Just imagine what a Stephen Harper would do in that scenario?

Hitler and Goebbels fanned the flames of hatred for many many years, they twisted information and indoctrinated an entire population into hating all those different, Germany`s youth had their heads filled with poisonous Hitler scripture, .....Through propaganda and a campaign of fear a seemingly well educated German population turned into crazed killers..

So....Leaders do matter...Stephen Harper`s draconian anti-democratic legislation, the insidious legislation he buries in omnibus Bills...Attacks on science, on scientists, attacks on environmentalists and the physical earth..

Hitler`s Germany turned normal people into crazed animals....Books were burned, laws written giving Hitler supreme power, an entire population, and military, the courts, everyone had to say Heil Hitler...Like he was a god, ....Or Jesus! 

So when Conservative MPs start referencing Stephen Harper as Jesus....I get worried, we know Harper is a control freak, he won`t speak to media unless he selects the media, he won`t answer questions unless he knows what question is coming...Now Harper is refusing to enter election debates unless he can control the venue...All the signs are there...

I want you, I want everyone to watch a couple of films....See what happens when a madman is in power, with unfettered power...Things get ugly, sub-human in fact..


Night will fall ......Sidney Berstein`s haunting film footage..


After you watch that film...One must ask...How did Germany fall prey and victim to Hitler...It didn`t happen overnight, it took two decades of gradual propaganda...It built up speed like a slow moving train, it gradually increased speed and momentum until there was no stopping it...And yes, there were many German people who recognized the evil Hitler was...But so pervasive was Hitler`s indoctrination, especially in German`s youth....Children turned in parents to the Nazi party as subversives, neighbours turned on those who didn`t conform...

The Final solution..Part I


The final Solution part II


One might think I`m being over-the-top....No, Stephen Harper won`t create another Holocaust...But he will burn books, incite fear, take away democratic rights, assault workers, seniors, take away healthcare...Stephen Harper will burn the world to the ground in the name of big dirty tar oil and his own twisted sense of holiness..

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Vaughn Palmer and Michael Smyth, Deliberate Liars, Corporate Whores, The Great LNG Investment Dollar LIES!


Written by Grant G


Christy Clark and big media keep splashing around the number $36 billion dollars, that is for spin purposes, Petronas has not committed to spend $36 billion in BC...Petronas`s commitment to BC spending is a mere $2 to $3 billion dollars.

Every big media outlet in Canada are deliberately and with malice lying about the Petronas investment in British Columbia, ...Petronas`s LELU island proposed project is a mere $11 billion dollars ....$8 billion dollars worth of this investment is $dollars that will be spent overseas..

Lazy Michael Smyth and Vaughn Palmer are complicit in repeating these investment $dollar lies, in fact they have gone even further in their lies, Vaughn Palmer, fresh with BC Liberal talking points is claiming in his July 13th article in the Vancouver Sun that Petronas will "be spending $46 billion dollars Canadian"..As the $36 billion dollar investment figure is in American greenback dollars.

Hey Vaughn Palmer,you lazy good for nothing media hack...


Hey Vaughn Palmer...Further down in this posting is an article from Brent Jang of the Globe and Mail where he actually reports the truth about Petronas`s proposed investment, the dollar number is a mere $11 billion with $8 billion dollars plus being spent in Asia....Money spent in a foreign country that we, the Canadian taxpayer will have to write-off..Petronas has not promised to spend big dollars in BC...Petronas has mused that after this first phase of LNG in Prince Rupert they may, possibly, perhaps add more LNG trains in the future...But even so, that possible future investment by Petronas will not be dollars spent in British Columbia those $dollars will be spent in South Korea and China...B.C. and Canada merely get the luxury of writing off those foreign spent dollars against Canadian owed income taxes, ....Hey Vaughn Palmer

Hey Vaughn Palmer..Why not write an article explaining to British Columbian and Canadian taxpayers that we will be writing off possibly $40 billion American dollars spent in South Korea and China...You can`t do it Vaughn Palmer, no courage eh?...Your media masters only allow you to spin the corporate lie..

You see Vaughn, I and most BCers have no problem in you reporting the real facts..But when you with malice deliberately lie, when you know the truth, and still write lies, it sickens me...How can you do that, morally?..

Why can`t you write something like this Vaughn Palmer...(Hypothetical Vaughn Palmer article)


Vaughn Palmer(LNG investment facts)  ...The company Petronas is proposing a LNG liquefaction plant for Prince Rupert, this first phase of Petronas`s project has a price tag of $11 billion dollars, that`s a big number but before local manufacturers jump for joy they should be informed that over $8 billion dollars of that investment will take place in South Korea, China and Japan...Very little will be procured in BritishColumbia..

 Percentage wise, if even $100 billion dollars worth of LNG plants were built(assembled) in British Columbia using the same procurement strategy the total amount of $dollars spent in British Columbia wouldn`t even be $20 billion dollars...And though a new industry is welcome, at least in the BC Liberal Government`s perspective it is not honest, or truthful, or factual to report out giant investment dollar figures without informing the public that the bulk of this money is being spent overseas and we the public merely get the privilege of writing off those foreign spent dollars against Canadian owed taxes....


 Read the below information Vaughn, read it twice, three times even, do you see $36 billion there, anywhere?, ...No, what you see is 80% of Petronas`s investment dollars are to be spent in another country..

You Vaughn Palmer, and Michael Smyth haven`t got the balls to write the truth, no courage, no morals, no journalistic ethics, ....Beholden to the corporation, beholden to corporate controlled media, beholden to repeating BC Liberal lies like they were the gospel truth..


Petronas wants engineering work for B.C. LNG venture to be shifted offshore

VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
Last updated

Petronas plans to push contractors to shift more engineering work for a proposed B.C. liquefied natural gas venture to lower-cost centres offshore as the Malaysian energy giant squeezes suppliers.
Of the total $11.4-billion in estimated construction costs for the Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal at Lelu Island, there would be $8-billion worth of imported goods and services spread over a five-year period.
 It is in that international component where Petronas hopes to find the bulk of cost savings, but the state-owned company will cast a wide net abroad and in Canada, including having TransCanada Corp. re-examine ways to make its proposed $5-billion natural gas pipeline project more efficient.


And it`s not just Petronas, British Gas(BG Group)....They too told the public years ago that if they built a LNG plant in British Columbia that it would come from South Korea on barges, in modular form and merely be assembled in B.C....Those facts reported everywhere, except in the Vancouver Sun, The Province, CKNW, Global BC, CTV...Every big media outlet seems to have missed that information, or should I say, failed to report the truth on purpose..


"BG intends to build a facility on Ridley Island capable of producing 21 million tonnes of LNG a year. Called Prince Rupert LNG, it would be built overseas in modules and shipped to Prince Rupert for assembly.

 Even so, the plant would create 3,500 jobs during construction,

 250 permanent direct jobs and another 250 spinoff jobs.

 BG says it is planning to build it in two phases, beginning in 2016.
The first phase — two seven-million-tonne-a-year processing units, or trains — is to be completed by 2021" 


 When will the BC Liberals stop spinning numbers like a roulette wheel...When will the media show the tiniest scintilla of journalistic integrity...

You see Vaughn Palmer, The Straight Goods doesn`t have a research team, doesn`t have staff or any financial means, yet the truth ripples from my pages while the Vancouver Sun and all its staff repeat provable lies, long-in-the-tooth columnists like Mikey Smyth and Vaughn Palmer punch out written lies..That`s funny stuff indeed, the media isn`t supossed to lie to the public, but somewhere along the line the media figured it was okay to repeat other people lying, like Governments, like industry pimps, the Vancouver Sun and Vaughn Palmer figure it morally okay to repeat the words of liars and pretend the lies were actually truth...Wow, what a distorted view of journalistic integrity...A media loophole...A loophole Vaughn Palmer and Mikey Smyth have mastered......That is Cowardly junk journalism Vaughn, and you know it!

Mike Smyth and Vaughn Palmer....Repeat the lies that Governments make, don`t inform the public of the lies, collect a pay-cheque, get a pat on the back from your corporate bosses and go to sleep with a clear conscience..


Here is a newsflash Christy Clark....You have no idea what energy prices will be in the future, Petronas may be flat broke in 20 years or they may be rolling in cash hand over fist and no Government can tie a future Government`s hands when it comes to taxation or royalty rates, any Government that even proposes such a scheme is bordering on totalitarian rule ...When will the BC Liberals enact other legislation, when will new rules be enacted that only corporate owned political parties can hold office, when will more draconian rules be adopted, ..Slippery slopes are indeed slippery..

We have learned since the election that Christy Clark`s LNG revenue forecasts were mere fantasy..

We have learned since the election that the BC Liberal LNG job projections were an orchestrated lie..


David Broadband explains the trickery here..


But what British Columbia`s people have really learned over the last decade......

The media are deliberate liars, that truth and journalistic integrity are mere ancient lore...That Les Leyne, Tom Fletcher, Sean Leslie, Vaughn Palmer and Mike Smyth will write lies on purpose, that they will spin, distort and cheat the public out of the truth.. 

BCers have learned that Vaughn Palmer has no balls, no ethics, no morals, no integrity, a company man, a corporate bootlicking wallflower..Vaughn Palmer, a man who will put his hand on the bible and swear to tell the truth only to proceed by quoting other people`s lies and taking the 5th..


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