This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
Narwhal writer gets it wrong with LNG.
LNG is going to be an economic win for B.C., and will help lower global emissions.
- When the author discusses the safety risks of LNG he cites an explosion from a truck supposedly carrying LNG in Hunan, China in 2012. However, this truck was confirmed by the Chinese state newspaper People’s Daily to be carrying a liquefied petroleum gas, which are entirely separate fuels all together.
- The author also cites a video with another explosion in China to reinforce the dangers of LNG. However, this explosion was neither in China, or LNG. The video in question was of a propane tanker in Bologna, Italy.
- LNG is only flammable if the air content is between 5-15%, anything less or more, and it won’t burn. LNG will also only explode if stuck in an enclosed space and ignited.
- The author cites a flawed report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives that says LNG uses debunked data. This study shows that electricity generation from Canadian LNG is at least 25% cleaner than Chinese coal on a life cycle basis.
- The LNG sector in B.C. is expected to bring in around $2 billion in taxes and royalties that will go directly to public services British Columbians need.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
The Line 3 Replacement doesn’t just involve laying a pipeline through Saskatchewan and Manitoba, it also involves environmental reclamation after the pipe is laid. A crew of about 280 workers managed by Banister Pipelines has been working at restoring the right-of-way passage to as good or better condition than it was before construction. While environmentalists decry the ‘environmental degradation’ of pipeline construction, they often ignore the fact that the pipeline’s right of way is usually returned to the same state before there was a pipe running under it. This is just another example of the oil and gas industry committing to the environment.