Pages tagged "LNG"
In an alt-energy world, how do you turn on the power when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing?Read more
How is modern hydraulic fracturing a little bit like having a baby? For the answer to this and other questions about earthquakes, seismicity, and safe natural gas extraction, read on.Read more
Across British Columbia, voices are chiming in about the desirability of a clean, green natural gas export industry. Not only will it cut harmful coal emissions around Asia Pacific, British Columbia's LNG is also a key factor in addressing affordability and jobs at home.Read more
by James Klassen
Number 1: Gas is safe
In BC gas safety and the industry has been here for over 60 years. From gathering systems to plants to transmission we are the go to people. We have the tech and the best practices. It's a highly regulated industry from the NEB, the OGC and the Ministry of Environment.
Number 2: LNG is even safer!
All gas heading for liquification is already pipe spec. The same stuff coming to your furnace or stove - minus the odorant.
It doesn't spill, it evaporates. Rigorous integrity is done on all piping to get it where it needs to be.
Number 3: Nasty and non-nasty are captured far upstream at processing plants.
Sulphur is recovered as a valuable by-product. H2S and liquid & gases, like propanes and butanes [can be] easily separated with little difficulty.
Acid Gas containing carry over and C02 is captured contained and not released to atmosphere.
In the state of the art facilities the C02 is either captured or incinerated (not flared).
Number 4: Clean burning
Natural Gas for years (like 50 years ago) used to be flared off as a Nuisance product of the oil industry until someone recognized its incredible properties and uses. It burns the cleanest of all fuels. (New York has finally converted to Natural Gas just recently after hundreds of years of heating oil).
Number 5: Efficient and clean
The thermal heating efficiency [of Natural Gas] to pollution created is incredible. Even if we tried to go 100% renewable - we could not create enough electricity for industrial and commercial heating to be affordable. Using electricity to heat things is a waste of energy. We'd create more pollution by even trying.Renewable Energy can not be exported overseas. We can share it on this continent - but that's it. (We should be as a group in favour of renewables because that's just common sense) Even geothermal where it can be used is only really a local heating source (mostly for domestic to mini-industrial) It's definitely not transportable - never mind for export.
Number 6: Fracking is safer and more productive than other ways of getting natural gas
Fracking or "non-conventional gas" is actually even safer and more productive than conventional gas drilling. We are tapping into stable pockets. In conventional drilling, it was a gamble. Now it's a science. With fracking, we are actually controlling the deposit, rather than being surprised by it. Our exploration is not “hit and miss”. Smaller footprints. Deeper pockets. In conventional, we were hitting highly charged pockets. When the pressure was let out of a cavity - the cavity’s collapsed like bubbles.
Because we can now control the find - it's a steady supply. Most of the shale gas is actually far sweeter by composition than the deadly sour stuff we were used to!
Number 7: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs of every kind! Not just "rig pigs"
When people think of Natural Gas they think of drillers and pipe laying crews. THAT IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG!
Do you know how many environmental surveyors, approvers and auditors are involved? Ecologists?
Tell anyone who is concerned and knows anything about preservation! We need them in this industry-and chance are, they will make more of a difference than "protesting"!
Never mind that! Every trade under the sun is needed for maintenance and construction.
Engineers and technologists!
Process Engineers, drafts people.
Operating Engineers, pipeline monitoring, communications technologists from cell to radio to Internet.
Chopper pilots. Contractors, trainers, small business people, shippers.
Do you know how much more education running this technology will generate - No! that it will DEMAND !
This is the best industry ever to be a part of!
Canada & the world needs LNG!
The number of jobs created by resource development, and their importance, has never been more apparent than now - especially for BC's oil-and-gas workers.Read more
We don't need to choose environment over economy or vice versa. We’ve been very successful at both. Nowadays it's all about economy + environment. Here's why I decided it was time to speak out.
Tell Minister McKenna to approve the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal!
On February 10th, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) released a draft report for the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal.
The report was clear: "the Agency concludes that the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects taking into account the implementation of the key mitigation measures."
It's time for Canada's leaders to act.
First Nations and grassroots activists keep saying YES to this proposal, and it is time for the government in Ottawa to show it is listening.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW
892 individuals responded to this call to action. Please feel free to add your signature and we'll let you know next time there are important developments in LNG.
We have until March 11 to provide public comment on the project. On that date, we will be sending THIS LETTER to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna in Ottawa.
It is up to Minister McKenna to approve or reject the LNG terminal.
Join us in showing Minister McKenna your concern for the economy and the environment, First Nations, and the climate impacts of this project!
Let’s make it impossible to reject a project that Federal Scientists say is acceptable and that will create a long legacy of prosperity.
- to respect the demands by First Nations for pathways out of poverty
- to help developing nations adopt Natural Gas as a cleaner form of energy, saving millions of lives annually
to create responsible revenue sources so that Canada can continue to be a global beacon of peace, prosperity and good government
- Read the letter from this north west BC worker (pictured) reflecting on the pride she takes in applying world-leading regulations for natural gas extraction.
- Appreciate how these citizens are standing up for their right to jobs and prosperity in Canada through responsible use of clean natural gas.
- Take a look at these heartfelt pleas from residents of North West BC for a project that will inject prosperity into an area that has struggled for years to build its local sustainability.
- Get information about the transparent and responsible approaches taken today to Natural Gas development.
- Gas-fired power plants emit substantially less CO2 than the coal conversion technologies that now dominate energy production. Canada needs to show its compassion for the planet is genuine by getting its Natural Gas to global markets.
Here are 10 reasons why the emerging Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in British Columbia provides the best and only realistic opportunity for Canada to contribute to a world-wide transition away from a high dependency on dirtier fuels toward a new global energy paradigm.Read more
Can we be confident that natural gas and LNG estimates are what companies and politicians say they are?Read more
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