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Friday, September 15, 2017

Laurie Throness and Daryll Plecas-The Sickness and The Sanity and "A Political Masterstroke"




Written by Grant G


What a fascinating last 6 months, a never ending election, missteps, bad political advice and toxic rot that infected the entire BC Liberal Party

Lots of nasty chatter in regards to Daryll Plecas taking the position of Speaker of the House, Liberal party huffed and puffed and now have tossed Daryll out of the party, constituents who voted for Plecas under a Liberal banner are shouting recall recall recall...words like betrayal, traitor and worse...

Fascinating, hypocrisy, revisionist history, and.....and time for a dose of The Straight Goods..

BC Liberal braintrust....seems to me, Liberal Party members believed they could trust the backroom brains of those chosen to lead and direct the party to another glorious election victory, but unfortunately a lack of brains and bad political advice led to hubris rising from the shadows to decimate the BC Liberal Party...

Who is the real traitor...Patrick Kinsella who guaranteed to deliver 6 Surrey ridings...Shane Mills who drove around in a nasty rental truck, stalking John Horgan like a deranged paparazzi...

Emile Shceffell who tweeted a raging defense of Christy Clark's fake hacking of the BC Liberal party website accusation she made against the NDP...when he knew, when Clark knew, when the entire BC Liberal Party knew no such hacking event happened..

There was also the real Christy Clark on display when she blew off  "I am Linda" and accused a regular voter of being an NDP plant...

BC Liberal braintrust, now there's an oxymoron....Sharon White....Mike MacDonald...Brad Zubyk...Shane Mills...these wizards felt no shame and didn't hesitate to bring in Laura Miller, a BC Liberal braniac who is under criminal charges for deleting government emails and documents in Ontario, criminal charges and BC Liberal braintrust welcomed Laura Miller to the team......and in thinking about it...Laura Miller epitomizes the sickness that has inflicted the Liberal party..

Before Daryll Plecas accepted the position of speaker, Laurie Throness put on a display his inner most desires for British Columbia, ideas that include selling $70 billion dollars worth of crown land to pay the provincial debt, including shipping low-income British Columbians to the boonies of our province to find cheaper housing, and a plan to build monuments, entire mountains carved into statues and the like, a claim that tourists would flock here to stare at a carved mountain, and stay in fancy new resorts directly below the carved beast....

Laurie Throness had many more ideas......Sickness was on full display in Throness's British Columbia vision..

Daryll Plecas, a smart educated man, a criminologist by trade, fascinating, a criminologist as a member of a governing party that in my opinion engaged in crimes against the public..

Rich Coleman scoffed when asked if BC's wildwest of political donations would be a factor in the election....Coleman told BCers that we don't care....Sickness had spread..

Christy Clark, the $trillion dollar LNG fable, a fable that fell, no LNG, no money, no prosperity fund, nothing but tax dollars spent on nothing...Christy Clark's appointment of "well known trougher" Gordon Wilson, a sponge now suing the province(taxpayers) $5 million dollars for...for what, no LNG company was going to hire a tired 70 year old trough-sucking retired flip-flopping politician...Sickness inflicted Gordon Wilson(long ago)...

Christy Clark also appointed boy toy Brad Bennett to the chair of BC Hydro after her fluke 2013 election victory....Brad Bennett who showed the public that he too was inflicted, taking time off from his appointed job to campaign for the woman who appointed him, turning crown corporation BC Hydro into a political football..

The public noticed, thinking people of British Columbia could see and smell the BC Liberal rot..

Daryll Plecas a "traitor"...a "backstabber"...."unethical"....hardly......Sanity drove Daryll Plecas to make the proper decision..

Christy Clark and the BC Liberal hierarchy presented a throne speech....Throne speech number 1..Then the election came, she didn't win,,

After the recounts, after Andrew Weaver chose to side with John Horgan.....

6 days before Christy Clark's throne speech number 2....Christy Clark was asked by our Mainstream media if the upcoming throne speech was going to deviate from her first 2017 throne speech...Clark answered "no".."no changes"...

A week later Christy Clark....after devising a new scheme with BC Liberal braintrust(?) presented a new throne speech, now dubbed "the clone speech"....Christy Clark and her handlers threw out everything the BC Liberals campaigned on and stole, offered, copied and plagiarized everything in the NDP and Green Party platforms...

A desperate attempt to cling to power....Clark dared, taunted and mused in the legislature to the Green and NDP members that if they didn't support her throne speech BC was going to be thrust into a summer election and the public will take their wrath out on Greens and NDPers....it went further, BC Liberal party operatives a day before Clark's second throne speech was defeated..(clone speech number 2) threatened Andrew Weaver...They told him that he and his Green party would be decimated in the soon-to-be-new election if he didn't vote in favour of Clark's flip-flop throne speech....Andrew Weaver being an educated man, free from BC Liberal sickness scoffed at their threats...

And after a week of one-sided clone speech debate....The sanity in our legislature threw Christy Clark to the curb....

And what came next is one for the comedic history books....

Christy Clark pouted to Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, Clark begged Guichon to give her a new election, Clark blustered that the legislature was unworkable, can't work...it was a pathetic display, the "sickness" was oozing from Clark...For Judith Guichon does not live in a cave, Guichon had to read the stolen throne speech, she witnessed Clark's political games, Guichon heard Clark's not so subtle threats to opposition members..

Guichon told Christy Clark in not so many words to..."hit the bricks"

Christy Clark also told the media, and it was mentioned multiple times in Clone speech number 2 that the people of BC want parties to cooperate and work together.....well..

Daryll Plecase did just that, he took the role of speaker, Plecas decided a functioning legislature is more important than remaining in lockstep with the afflicted, sick, lost their way BC Liberal political party....

Who was, who is the real traitor...with Christy Clark and the BC Liberals defeated second throne speech,...near everything the BC Liberals presented in throne speech 2 is now...water under the bridge, Liberals will oppose all those NDP and Green ideas...proving once again, that Christy Clark and the BC Liberal braintrust was doing nothing but lying and game-playing in a feeble attempt to cling to power...

The Sickness and the sanity....

Hubris..and that old saying....."revenge is a dish best served cold"

Andrew Weaver has been dubbed "the kingmaker" by choosing John Horgan over siding with, and keeping the corrupt BC Liberals in power....Andrew Weaver had no choice, he's educated and he recognized the sickness that had inflicted BC Liberals from top to bottom, he had no choice but to choose Horgan and the NDP....However, someone had to get Horgan in a position to be chosen...

And.....The real "kingmaker" is yours truly......Hubris is on display, visionary, and.."revenge is a dish best served cold"..

I wrote in 2009....Before John Horgan was on anyone's radar, before he was NDP leader, before the NDP even needed a new leader...I wrote this..

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https://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2014/04/john-horgan-british-columbias-next.html

"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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So...The Straight Goods....Grant G...Brian G recognized the talent and future potential of John Horgan...

I did mention hubris

Beside me creating this site..The Straight Goods....for many years, before I had this website...I was a political hawk..a regular caller to cknw radio....Friday show Cutting Edge of the Ledge with Bill good, Keith Baldrey and Vaughn Palmer....Bitter Brian was a regular all-star caller, I challenged those three closet BC Liberals, warned of run of river, warned of the bankrupting of BC Hydro and warned of almost everything the BC Liberals were doing...I called in regularly on Sean Leslie's Sunday cknw show....indeed, BC Liberals hated me for my scathing radio rebukes, still do..in 2005, and the run up to 2009..and the run up to 2013 election, without fail cknw barred my phone calls, ....BC Liberals ordered me radio silent, and cknw was complicit....

Hubris is coming fast folks...

Merv Adey, one man made a difference, my friend, my ally, my kind hearted digitial warrior near single-handed stopped the BC Liberal government's false LNG ads...Merv complained to the CBSC (Canadian Broadcast standards council)..and Merv won...Merv Adey got the ads pulled..

Bigtime Hubris..

I also made formal complaints...I complained to the conflicted conflict of interest commissioner Paul Fraser over Brad Bennett, Christy Clark's BC Hydro appointed chairman when he took time off his BC Hydro duties to join with Christy Clark(on the bus) and campaign, including campaigning for Site C...it was inappropriate, and wrong....Paul Fraser....he's conflicted, my complaint went nowhere..

But there was another complaint made by Grant G...to the CBSC..My complaint was against Christy Clark when she was on radio, on CKNW...

I mentioned my website....Early on, I wrote about BC Ferries, the dismal economics, the debenture, I wrote how BC Ferries, loaded with debt, debt they acquired to funnel money to the BC Budget($500 million dollars)..so Gordon Campbell could claim a balanced budget...Gordon Campbell shielded BC ferries from prying eyes by turning BC Ferries into a quasi private company....

Nevertheless...I scoured BC Ferries audited fiscal statements, wrote many articles about...then, along came David Hahn, Gordon Campbell's BC Ferry appointed CEO..The million dollar man...

When the public found out that Hahn was making a $million per year the public raged...

And guess who came to David Hahn's rescue(tried to come to Hahn's rescue)..Christy Clark, on cknw radio...

Christy Clark started her segment by saying...."under David Hahn BC Ferries was bringing in $500 million in profit per year.... "...Clark rambled on, propping up the notorious David Hahn...but, everything Christy Clark said on CKNW radio during that David Hahn segment was a lie...and I could prove it!..

More Hubris....

I immediately called into Christy Clark's show, I was first caller up(Bitter Brian from garden bay)..

I told Christy Clark, on air that...BC Ferries isn't making any profit, in fact BC Ferries isn't bringing in enough revenue to cover their operating costs and interest payments on their debt....

What happened next was, as it turned out to be,..PRICELESS...Christy Clark, on air scoffed at me, blew me off, called me wrong and hung up...

Well, not one to be deterred...I emailed Christy at her cknw email address..I sent link after link on BC Ferry documents proving they were broke, and that no profit was there at all, let alone $500 million per year...

I told Christy Clark in those emails that she had to retract her BC Ferry and David Hahn claims...Clark ignored me and...

and I complained to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council about what Clark said...I won my complaint, Christy Clark was forced to retract on air..

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2010/12/christy-clark-spins-and-lies-on-her.html


Hubris...bigtime hubris acometh...So is the Straight Goods....

So, Christy Clark had to retract, on air......the Bitter Brian/Grant G saga with Christy Clark doesn't end there...

The date of this next Hubris inciting event was...late in 2009....the lead up to our 2010 Winter Olympics, and, cknw,  like most radio stations, they give away prizes to phone callers...well, listening(from garden Bay)to cknw...The Christy Clark show...Nick, Christy Clark's cknw phone guy...he announced on air....caller number 8 wins 2 tickets for Olympic opening night at Molson Hockey House...

I counted down...5..4..3..2...1....and dialed, it rang...Nick answered and said..

"congratulations, you are caller number 8, you win, can I get your name please"..

When I said...Brian G(Grant G) from Garden Bay....Nick interrupted me and said, "you can't win, you are Brian from garden Bay... "   and I swear, Christy Clark heard what Nick said to me on the phone and she started screaming, ..."hang up on him, he gets nothing"...and Nick did just that..he hung up..

I was furious...I called cknw station manager Tom Pasteras and told him what happened...he assured me I would get my Olympic prize...

The clock was ticking, a week went by, no tickets..another week, no tickets, I phoned and asked where my prize was, I was delayed again but assured I would get my tickets...I invited a close friend to join me at this one of a kind Olympic event...The clock kept ticking...3 days before opening night I received a call from a cknw staffer...I wasn't getting Olympic tickets, I was getting a substitute prize...

2 tickets to see Don Rickles at the Riverrock casino in Richmond at a much later date and a Whitespot food coupon...I was pissed...I gave those tickets away to a family member, not a fan of Rickles and wasn't interested in going to the Riverrock casino.....I had to disappoint my friend and inform him that we weren't going to any Olympic event....Christy Clark was exacting a childish form of revenge, because I made her retract on air...(for lying)

I heard through the grapevine that Christy Clark insisted that CKNW not give me a prize..to appease Clark and not to totally fyck me over cknw offered up the substitute prize...

http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2010/02/christy-clark-and-cknw-rigged-radio.html


I mentioned Hubris and "revenge is a dish best served cold"

Vaughn Palmer called Jogn Horgan's toll elimination promise during the election a "A Political Masterstroke"


"They cancelled tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges, thereby keeping the promise that upstaged the Liberals at the outset of the campaign and helped switch several seats in Metro Vancouver.
A political masterstroke"  Vaughn Palmer...September 7th/2017
Mike Smyth in print said Horgan won power by promising to dump the tolls..
Keith Baldrey said the same thing....Toll elimination won Horgan power...Here is part of what Baldrey said..
"First came the official confirmation by the auditor-general that the last fiscal year ran up a huge $2.7 billion surplus. That’s right: “billion.”
Then came the NDP government making good on a key – perhaps “the” key – election promise by scrapping the tolls on two Metro Vancouver bridges by the end of this month.".....Keith Baldrey August 28th/2017
A political masterstroke and hubris on full display...
Who is the architect of that political masterstroke.....Grant G and The Straight Goods..
I've had many a conversation with John Horgan, I've given Horgan a ton of election advice and on March 6th'2017 I wrote this to John Horgan...the first letter in a series of letters as to how to win the election...Toll elimination, the initial letter was followed up by many more, ..letters were followed up with phone calls to Horgan and his constituency assistant...
Here is that first letter on toll elimination, dated March 6th/2017....and ...I NAILED IT PEOPLE!
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To: john.horgan.mla <john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca>
Sent: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 8:38 am
Subject: winning the election

To:john.horgan.mla Details 
Hello John...Brian G here...The Straight Goods...Do you want to win the election? Need a game changer? 


"Daily traffic on the Port Mann varied in 2016, from a low of an average of 103,000 drivers last January to a high of 140,400 in August. The old Port Mann Bridge averaged 127,000 drivers daily. At three per cent annual growth, the amount of vehicle traffic would more than double by 2050.

The B.C. government’s optimism for the future stands in stark contrast to the Port Mann’s current, sobering, financial statements. The bridge earned $145 million in toll revenue last year, which was quickly eaten up by $142 million in interest costs on the debt, $38 million in operating expenses and $53 million in depreciation, leaving an $88 million net loss"






Do you see that......Port Mann brought in 145 million in toll revenue...Golden Ears bridge brought in a fraction of that...all totaled, tolls brought in roughly $200 million dollars(Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges)



That is a drop in the bucket.....just imagine if the tolls were eliminated?...BC Guv would have to pony up the $200 million, maybe $300 million and actually start paying down debt...But think what would happen if the tolls were eliminated....First off, traffic flows would revert to back, toll jumpers/toll evaders would take the more efficient traffic route...traffic on Pattulo bridge would fall, likewise on the Alex Fraser..congestion in the tunnel would be ease too..



But more importantly, traffic would flow better.....even better, those paying thousands of $dollars each year would spend that money on food, restaurants, new TVs, etc etc etc....All that toll money would flow into the economy, that would create jobs, it would also create fairness, those who are tolled against those who aren't..(no toll on Sea to Sky highway)....


It would also drive more potential homebuyers to the valley, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Chilliwack.....

The BC Government can afford to eat the loss of toll money...

Also, a small fortune would be saved by eliminating the Port Mann corporation, the collecting toll infrastructure, cameras and counters..

Times 2...another set of toll collecting infrastructure for Golden Ears bridge....Translink pays the Golden Ears bridge tolls...Translink would realize savings too...

Removing the tolls would reduce red tape(port mann corporation and golden ears bridge..Treo).....Removing tolls would ease traffic everywhere....removing tolls would help the overall economy, that money spent on tolls will flow into the economy...removing tolls will bring a sense of fairness back to road driving, and fairness as to where one lives....

Lastly....Removing the tolls will win you Maple Ridge riding.....Mission riding...and a few more Surrey ridings....it will garner votes in Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver....a win win win.....Making John Horgan Premier of B.C....

Yes, the BC Liberals will squeak and scream about the cost to government..so what, the tolling experiment has been a failure..

Counter the argument with..growing the economy, restoring traffic flows to historic norms, reducing traffic on the free crossing, ..creating jobs, creating fairness...

$300 million is nothing John Horgan..if you want to find a way to pay for this election promise(I don't recommend paying for it with new fee)...how about a 1 cent per litre tax on on fuel, a dedicated fund for bridges and bridge replacement?...

Personally I would not add a cost.....run on fairness, on reducing traffic on free crossings...on putting more money into the economy..run on people buying homes south of the Fraser who work in Vancouver....., John, you will be puting over $2000.00 back in the pockets of those ply those toll bridges, or more....

Call me......cell phone...

This is a winner idea John Horgan....And the present tolling structure is an unfair loser...

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(The above letter, for the sake of privacy I removed my email address and my telephone numbers, and put the lettering in italics). also in that above letter, I linked, and cut and pasted a snippet from a Province Newspaper article on tolls..

There it is folks....Everything I promised would happen with toll elimination did happen...That letter was followed up with other letters, as in how to sell it, how to counter the arguments BC Liberals will make....it actually scares me on just how accurate it was....

I couldn't post anything on toll elimination until John Horgan pulled the trigger and announced it..Horgan kept toll elimination promise out of the NDP election platform...We were both worried BC Liberals would poach our toll strategy ..although, I knew BC Liberals couldn't match toll elimination without admitting their tolling policy was unfair....think of the anger drivers would feel, the ones that have been paying $thousands per year if all of a sudden, to hold power Clark and her Liberal team eliminated tolls....Liberals were boxed in....

I mentioned Hubris....

Grant G..Brian G...literally the first to recognize Horgan's talent, first to call John Horgan premier to be, before he was even leader of the party, before the party even had a leadership race to replace Carole James..

And the part that is absolutely delicious....

Being the one who first called Horgan ..Premier to be...in 2009.... the one who made Christy Clark retract on air for lying, and the one who's rightfully won Olympic prize was taken away by Christy Clark, her petty vindictiveness of full display.......

and being the architect of the toll elimination writ period election winner that brought down Christy Clark and ended the 16 year BC Liberal dynasty...

Hubris....indeed..

"Revenge is a dish best served cold"



Christy Clark....BC Liberals

You've been......Thunderstruck!




The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open








Thursday, September 14, 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..


The Straight Goods
Cheers Eyes Wide Open


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


Updated here  ,,,September 14th 2017....Aurora LNG officially pulled plug on BC LNG proposal for Digby Island... Prince Rupert.....

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/chinas-cnooc-cancels-aurora-lng-project-in-bc/article36259169/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&


you can read what I reported on CNOOC and Aurora LNG proposal in a Straight Goods April 4th/2017 below post.....the Aurora LNG cancellation, ....the project was never on in a $5 to $12 dollar LNG market.......

The Straight Goods 

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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 Ridley island ..Prince Rupert project..
Aurora LNG proposal for Digby island....They halted their EA assessment...even worse..
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 west-coast 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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