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 article targeting Woodfibre LNG has misleading information that leaves out the benefits of LNG for the environment and economy.
Woodfibre LNG is a safe bet for British Columbians concerned about the environment and economy.
- The author of this article claims that LNG will be loaded onto enormous carriers that will be as long as 6 football fields in length. However, given a typical modern LNG tanker is around 300 meters long, they are less than half of what the author is claiming.
- Despite claims made in the article that Woodfibre LNG will significantly increase emissions, multiple independent studies have found that LNG will decrease global emissions in China by up to 62% from switching off of coal.
- Despite claims of ‘greenwashing’ the project and concerns about doubling emissions in the Squamish area, according to this independent study done by environmental consulting company Mantle 314, Woodfibre LNG could decrease global emissions enough to take 700,000 cars off the road or 76 years worth of Squamish’s emissions per year.
- The world’s population is growing significantly in the next 30 years and will need countries like Canada to supply reliable energy with the lowest environmental impacts.
- While supplying reliable energy across the world, LNG will also be an economic win for B.C. Over the next 40 years, British Columbians will see an estimated $94 billion in provincial revenue from LNG projects.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
The Macdonald Laurier Institute interviews Indigenous business leader JP Gladu on the transition of Indigenous communities and their expanded role in the oil and gas industry. JP is President of A2A Rail and previously served as the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) from September 2012 until April 2020. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay, JP is a member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon, Ontario. JP has over 25 years of experience in the natural resource sector. Currently, JP is the Chair of Mikisew Group of Companies and also serves on the board of Noront Resources.