Business & Finance Warren Buffett’s company backs out of Quebec energy project due to anti-pipeline blockades

From The Post Millennial

Sam McGriskin

Berkshire Hathaway has pulled out of a proposed large investment in the liquid natural gas pipeline near Quebec’s Saguenay port. Warren Buffetts’s investment company had been planning to invest $4 billion in the project.

The $9.5 billion LNG project is meant to be built about 230 kilometers northeast of Quebec City, according to CBC News. The marine terminal will be used to ship LNG overseas from the Saguenay port.

GNL Quebec’s head of communication Stephanie Fortin previously noted that the company had lost a major potential investor, but did not specify who.

She said that the reason the investor backed out was due to the “current Canadian political context.”

Fortin added that foreign investors are becoming nervous because of the “instability” in the country, caused by the ongoing anti-pipeline blockades.

Fortin said that the project will move forward and no job losses are projected in the immediate future. Fortin noted that the loss will leave a big impact.

The LNG project will involve the building of a pipeline from Northern Ontario to Saguenay. It will be 782 kilometers and used to bring natural gas from the west.

Eleven million tonnes of LNG is expected to be exported per year.

Saguenay’s deputy mayor Michel Potvin told Radio-Canada that losing the investment will be a major setback.

“It’s concerning when we talk about an investor putting in $4 billion of $9 billion. It’s clear that Mr. Buffet has good reasons. We’re seeing the rail crisis — that’s surely one of the reasons.”

Potvin said that he understands Buffett’s decision given that the Coastal GasLink pipeline is facing major hurdles in BC.

The pipeline is meant to be built on Innu territory, and some members of that community have shown opposition to the LNG project in Quebec.

“It takes the acceptance of Indigenous people,” said Potvin. “In our head, here in Saguenay, we thought we had it. We thought it was accepted by the people. What we’re seeing is that actually nothing is certain.”

Full article here.

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Robert W Turner
March 6, 2020 10:15 am

Anyone protesting pipelines should have natural gas cut off to their home, or more likely their apartment.

S.K. Jasper
Reply to  Robert W Turner
March 6, 2020 11:06 am

Or their parent’s basement.

Reply to  Robert W Turner
March 6, 2020 12:29 pm

They’re probably burning wood and doing more harm to themselves and the environment than the pipeline ever will.

Reply to  Alan
March 6, 2020 11:38 pm

Hey they are not living mud huts with no chimney ! There is nothing wrong with burning wood as long as it is plentiful and their population is small.

What is really happening is Tides foundation is very active in Canada and buying their opposition and importing protesters to protest “on their behalf”.

The official recognised community leaders had already agreed. This is a rearguard action by OUTSIDERS, not natives.

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Greg
March 7, 2020 5:09 am

Keep following the money.
Tides Foundation is Soros- funded, but who is behind Soros? He has accepted his role as the public face of so much disruption in what remains of the free world. He has his partnerships. It’s all about the money.

Alan Robertson
Reply to  Alan Robertson
March 7, 2020 6:31 am

Tides foundation is just one of many NGOs which have a common thread; they are funded by very rich people and use similar rhetoric and tactics as smokescreens, hiding their efforts to increase their wealth and power, at the expense of everyone else.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Greg
March 7, 2020 8:35 pm

They will likely be burning scavenged processed/treated wood, packing crates, fence posts/slats, anything to can be easily obtained without tools which is highly toxic. Would likely not be logs cut from trees.

Joel O'Bryan
March 6, 2020 10:18 am

When will a majority Canadiens wake up and realize that when they listened to the Climate Crazies and kept Justin Trudeau last Fall, they put their economic future at risk? In a country that depends on having fossil fuels for heating.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 6, 2020 12:04 pm

Joel, it’s much more than a “majority” of Canadians that have to wake up. The world’s academic, media, governing and corporate elites are all on board with the scary AGW narrative.

Linzden is right….“What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world – that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison.”

Note that he says “future centuries”.

This stinky little climate change creature easily could be “centuries” away from sitting on the back shelves alongside all the other hobgoblins that have come and gone.

Bob Hunter
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 6, 2020 2:45 pm

Majority of Canadians live in Central Canada which happens to have very little oil, coal, or natural gas. IMO, since they believe their income is not affected by the “Green” energy agenda they easily accept the propaganda. Similar to Europe. (as well as those in New York etc)

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 7, 2020 11:51 am

Actually Trudeau did not ‘win’ the second election. Andrew Sheer, Conservative lost it. Sheer won the popular vote eventhough he was a no-name candidate of the rigid antedeluvial variety, who somehow was taken by surprise by questions about where he stood on abortion, gay marriages and others on the usual list of lost cause issues. He should have prepared himself for this intelligently and Canadians would have voted him in with a big majority just to get rid of Trudeau.

For myself, I was weighing options of leaving Canada after over 80yrs as a Canadian. Trump’s win gave me hope that the néomarxiste Liberals (they used to be at least pro- business like the Democrats once were) would fold and we would get back to reality with the collapse of the Democrats in the US who are gone for a generation if the swamp dweller Republicans can change or be replaced by those taking up Trump’s pragmatic transformative Republican version.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 7, 2020 6:43 pm

It isn’t Canadians who are the problem, Joel. It is the eastern Ontario Canadians whose vote make ours out west totally useless and irrelevant. Even when everyone east of the Great Lakes votes for a change, unanimously, we still get the moron because central and eastern Ontario wants him. I have never been more ashamed and humiliated to be Canadian. #Wexit all the way.

March 6, 2020 10:26 am

Thanks Charles. This is an important subject as we see so much uncertainty.

Here’s Larry Fink, the head of Black Rock talking about uncertainty at Davos. Can anyone figure out what Fink actually said?

Ron Long
March 6, 2020 10:26 am

There you have it. Warren Buffet is well aware of three principles: 1. Sunk funds, 2. Critical paths, and 3. Fatal flaws. Sure, sometimes a company will hang in there with a difficult permitting issue, but NEVER to recapture sunk funds.

Martin Cropp
Reply to  Sommer
March 6, 2020 4:46 pm

When Fink was talking to the insurance companies he would have been told that they are raising premiums with the concern of climate warming, hurricane’s and flooding etc, but the insurance companies will move more claims into that category regardless of cause. This reinforces that it is happening, and so justifies the premium increases.

Overall insurance companies will make more profit. It’s the old what cup is the red ball under.
Most insurers are solid supporters of the theory, purely for profits.

March 6, 2020 10:51 am

Wish I had enough money to move markets.
Then again, it’s probably better I don’t.

March 6, 2020 10:54 am

Wait until the fallout from excessive energy costs, lack of energy availability, and falling employment start hitting home for people to see what eco zealotry has brought them. Couple that with the inability to provide reliable energy along with high cost and you have a perfect storm for people realizing they’ve been conned and there’s no way to fix it. Fossil fuels will become saviors and the eco maniacs will become the scourge.

March 6, 2020 11:03 am

Lose a few billion, a few billion there – after a while you’re talking about real money.

On the outer Barcoo
March 6, 2020 11:04 am

Sovereign risk has traditionally ascribed to “banana republics” … and so goes Canada.

Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
March 6, 2020 11:14 am

The fact that Trudeau not only allows but encourages foreign NGOs to interfere in our national politic is indeed causing a sovereignty risk.

john harmsworth
Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
March 6, 2020 12:51 pm

No investment dollar is safe when a part time drama teacher runs your country.

March 6, 2020 11:12 am

While the rest of Canada is paying the price, these illegal protesters are slowly getting exactly what they want.

john harmsworth
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
March 6, 2020 12:53 pm

Trudeau is making us poorer. Then he pitches more Socialism as a solution.

J Mac
March 6, 2020 11:28 am

In an impoverished area, with high unemployment, alcoholism, and suicide rates, a $9.5 Billion dollar pipeline project is scuttled by overt environMental corruption, bribery, intimidation, and grasping greed. Oh Canada…..

March 6, 2020 11:38 am

Canada may need the NG when ENSO joins PDO, AMO, and solar cycles in a downturn.

March 6, 2020 12:05 pm

This is the same reason Teck pulled out its 20$Bn oil sands project last week. More than 3 weeks of blockades of railways and critical infrastructure, 98% conducted by unemployed ecoloons,and some perpetual protesters out for fun, supposedly supporting FIVE hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. Most of the protesters have no idea what a pipeline is. The ELECTED chiefs (20) along the CGL pipeline route in BC supported it. The nonsense spread all over Canada in spite of court injunctions for the blockades. Trudeau did nothing. Afraid of the “optics” I suppose. A company would have to be nuts to invest in a major project in Canada under its current leadership.
Canadians, please subscribe to Quick Dick McDick. WARNING: He swears a lot. I love him.

Reply to  PeterT
March 6, 2020 2:28 pm

unemployed, and for the most part unemployable

michael hart
Reply to  PeterT
March 7, 2020 1:50 pm

I don’t care about swearing.
too fast too loud.

John Robertson
March 6, 2020 12:16 pm

Our Federal Government is working for western Separation.
Probably via incompetence and arrogance,but considering who inhabits the Prime Ministers Office, it is possible malice is also an option.

Once Western Canada declares Independence the Environmentalists will be ecstatic.
Their “Carbon Emissions” will drop .
Virtue signalling will peak.
And the mass clean up of “Natures Largest Oil Spill” will be some one else’ problem.

If you feel the statement that the Canadian Government is actively promoting Western Separation too much,ask yourself this;”What could they have done differently, to alienate the West and demonstrate the uselessness of the central government?”
Confederated Canada is dead.

CD in Wisconsin
March 6, 2020 12:17 pm

This should be a wakeup call for the Canadian and other western govts. If they do not demonstrate the intestinal fortitude and will power to stand up to and push back against the protesters and their disruption of economic progress, they should expect to see more investors like Warren Buffett pulling the plug on infrastructure projects such as this pipeline in Canada.

Challenging the soundness of the science that underlies the climate alarmist narrative needs to be a major part of the pushback. When the protesters and the public see little or none of it happening at the U.N., in govt, in academia and in the scientific institutions, they see nothing that doesn’t justify their actions….and a lot of it that does. Govts that want these projects to go forward end up becoming victims of their own cowardliness, and they have no one but themselves to blame.

Trying to straddle the fence between being green and supporting fossil fuel-based infrastructure, as Trudeau appears to be doing in Canada, only creates problems for you from both sides. Perhaps Trudeau believes it’s the most politically expedient thing for him to do, but I suggest otherwise. Pick a side and you only have to deal with issues from the other. If the science underlying the climate alarmist narrative is truly as faulty as it appears to be here at WUWT and elsewhere, Trudeau and other western leaders should not be lacking in weapons with which to go on the offensive. If his political ideology precludes him from doing so, he can expect continuing headaches from both sides, including this decision from Buffett.

This argument applies to Trump in the USA and to European leaders as well.

Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
March 6, 2020 12:51 pm

CD, unfortunately our politicians only want votes, except for my hero, Max Bernier. No sarcasm intended. He almost won the leadership of the UCP, and later walked out of the Party. (Plus he follows WUWT.) Then we get Andrew Scheer, who said nothing about anything during the October election, but is delighted to now poke sticks at twatwaffle Trudeau, as if he wouldn’t have a little trepidation himself about quashing blockades for upsetting the moronic swarms of greentards. What would the UN think? (Like I care.)

March 6, 2020 12:35 pm

No matter. We’ll get all the oil and gas we need from Guyana (8B bbl estimated reserves, Exxon and Chevron got a sweetheart deal from the govt.)

In price comparison, Canada oil sands can’t come near competing. It requires a going price of $60(US)/bbl to break even. Oil sands are over.

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  chris
March 6, 2020 1:15 pm


So your prediction is that oil prices will never again rise over $60(US)/bbl?

I’ll take the other side of your prediction. How much would you like to wager?

Reply to  Pillage Idiot
March 6, 2020 2:31 pm

A few years ago, they were saying that oil prices had to stay above $100/bbl for oil sands to break even.

john harmsworth
Reply to  chris
March 6, 2020 1:35 pm

Your math is missing more than it actually describes. All investment projects are composed of capital cost and operating costs. The ongoing cost of capital is a function of opportunity cost/ interest rates while ongoing operating costs can be estimated but not entirely pre-determined.
The companies that have invested in oilsands operations do detailed capital risk assessments before they commit the first dollar of development money. In general, oilsands companies have done very well, as the operating cost are very low. Experience in this field has shown that many, many improvements can be made in operations efficiency. Similar improvements have been made in energy efficiency which translates to carbon “footprint”. I personally couldn’t care less how much “carbon” they produce but t’s about on par with heavy conventional oil from “Green” California. And hypocrisy free!

Reply to  chris
March 6, 2020 2:30 pm

Anything short of turning all profits over to the government counts as a “sweetheart deal” in the “minds” of the left.

Bill Finlan
Reply to  chris
March 6, 2020 8:06 pm

Some oilsands plants have production costs below $10 a barrel,add in the capitol costs and then we see just where the profits are.That’s why in most caes the biggar the the production the higher the returns.With some sweetspots there is profits for small production plants .

Sun Spot
March 6, 2020 12:48 pm

. . . Canazuela

Coach Springer
Reply to  Sun Spot
March 7, 2020 6:03 am


Canadian Mike
March 6, 2020 1:00 pm

Our illustrious Prime Minister is a malevolent imbecile. He is an embarrassment to our fantastic country. It is going to be interesting to see how this plays in eastern (socialist) Canada. Up till now his rampant stupidity has only damaged western Canada while the rest of the country yawned and kept cashing their “Equalization Payment” checks (or cheques as we call them). When Quebec starts to lose projects and investments it will be an entirely different kettle of fish.

Tom Abbott
March 6, 2020 1:11 pm

From the article: “Fortin added that foreign investors are becoming nervous because of the “instability” in the country, caused by the ongoing anti-pipeline blockades.”

Isn’t the real cause the failure of Trudeau to reign in the lawbreakers?

These leftists are not living in the real world, they are living in a false reality, and when they try to run things in the real world, they screw them up royally. That goes for all the leftist politicians in the Western Democracies, not just Trudeau, but he is just as bad as any of them; just as deluded; just as dangerous to personal freedoms and the economy that allows us to be free.

Chris Hoff
March 6, 2020 1:13 pm

Suddenly Quebec is getting hit by Justin Trudeau’s decisions same as Alberta. The difference being Quebec’s the Prime Minister’s political support base. As for the blockades, the government should put them under blockage, zero anything gets in or out until they cave.

Reply to  Chris Hoff
March 6, 2020 2:56 pm

Why would the federal government care? They don’t own the resources. Resources are owned by the provinces.

The feds have been trying for years to tie the resources up in environmental regulations so they can skim the cream off the tip to line their own pockets.

The carbon tax is simply another attempt by the feds to gain defacto ownership of provincial natural cresources.

March 6, 2020 1:13 pm

chris. Sorry, but you have no idea what you’re talking about. Join Griff. Here’s Suncor’s annual report. (One of the larger operators in the oil sands.) Not doing too bad, in spite of having to take a $20+ discount /bbl on Canada Select, because we have NO DAMN PIPELINES except to export to the US.

March 6, 2020 1:29 pm

The old fox is temporarily holding off
06/03/2020 15:22 pm CST
WTI Crude $41.47 -9.65%
Brent Crude $45.58 -8.82%
Two weeks ago the WTI Crude was $53.88

March 6, 2020 2:16 pm

Canada just took another step on the path to Venezuela.
Conducted by the media and its federal government.
Bob in Vancouver.

March 6, 2020 2:20 pm

Vuk, cancelling a project in Canada means years. if not decades, of maneuvering through regulations to re-apply. In Canada, the word “cancelled” when it concerns oil & gas projects means cancelled, not postponed. It’s gone. (Thanks again, Justin!)

Reply to  PeterT
March 8, 2020 1:57 pm

Peter T, I hope that’s true for Ontario’s industrial wind turbine contracts that were cancelled by Premier Doug Ford shortly after he was elected.
The Liberal government that was decimated…lost its party status…is now trying to resurrect itself and thinks if ever elected again, they can lunge forward with industrial scale renewables in rural Ontario.

Andre Lauzon
March 6, 2020 2:21 pm

I can’t understand how the Liberal party sticks with this bozo as their leader. It is long past due that they realize his incompetence and seek a new leader.

March 6, 2020 2:38 pm

Actually, it was BC and Quebec that caused this problem by blocking Alberta oil. This is like cheering when someone vandalizes your neighbors house, without stopping to ask who’s house will be next.

Once Alberta oil was blocked, (with the aid of BC and Quebec), it was only a matter of time before BC and Quebed gas would also be blocked.

And meanwhile Tudeau is taking fiddle lessons from Nero.

The provinces of Canada either stand together to protect their natural resources (which they own) or the federal government will stteal and loot them via environmental regulations.

March 6, 2020 2:48 pm

People need to understand that oil, gas, coal. These are owned by the provinces (states) in Canada. The federal government only owns the offshore resources.

However the federal government controls the natives (Indians) and environmental regulations. These are being used to in effect steal billions of dollars in resources from the provinces and transfer this to the federal government.

This bypasses the need to directly tax Canadians, allowing the federal government to reward their friends and bankrupt their enemies, as a means of maintaining political power.

It is no accident Trudeau is encouraging this process.

Reply to  ferdberple
March 6, 2020 3:15 pm

What Warren Buffet has realized is what should have been obvious for sometime.

You can spend years. Satisfy every Canadian environmental, safety, industry, zoning, labour standards, etc., etc. regulation. But at the end of the day, there is no legal mechanism to ensure your project goes forward. The final decision is political, and that can change in an instant.

Canada has 90% of the wealth in the hands of less than a dozen families. Are they going to want to see any project go forward that hurts their interests?

March 6, 2020 3:03 pm

I thought this was interesting. Tides is funding the Wet’suwet’en band. But not for blockades

Tides Canada is not funding blockades
By Joanna Kerr
President and CEO, Tides Canada

Tides Canada shares the serious concern of many Canadians around the suffering being experienced by communities due to the conflict of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en territories.

Yes, Tides Canada has made charitable donations over the years to support Wet’suwet’en environmental and cultural stewardship, including fish tagging and cultural programs.

This information has always been publicly available in our online annual reports, and charitable filings.

We are proud of these contributions.

However, we need to correct information in a recent article by Ellis Ross published in the Times Colonist. Tides Canada is not funding the protests or blockades responding to the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Read the rest here:

Reply to  Cam_S
March 6, 2020 3:17 pm

Not funding for blockades. Wink, wink.

Reply to  ferdberple
March 6, 2020 3:36 pm

That’s what I was thinking, also.

Reply to  ferdberple
March 6, 2020 9:36 pm

The statement only said they never fund “direct action”, they said nothing of indirectly funding said “direct action”. You have to understand socio-political speak.

March 6, 2020 3:44 pm

Lawrence Solomon: The divine right of hereditary chiefs to override the desires and needs of their people
The hereditary chiefs are in the pockets of anti-pipeline U.S. Tides Foundation, which funds their activities, and others in the well-heeled environmental lobby

mr bliss
March 6, 2020 6:28 pm

It used to be places like Russia, Africa and South America that had the potential to create unstable political environments that would scare off investors. Now – due to politicians running scared of environmentalists and assorted eco-activists – it’s places like Canada, Australia and Germany that are now more likely to lose investors – and jobs

March 7, 2020 5:23 am

Some News Articles About Russia Interference

Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests, New York Times, NOV. 30, 2014

Is Putin funding anti-fracking groups? Republicans think so — and so did Hillary Clinton

These provocative images show Russian trolls sought to inflame debate over climate change, fracking and Dakota pipeline

Intelligence: Putin Is Funding the Anti-Fracking Campaign

Time to Shine a Light on Putin’s American Propaganda Arm

Putin Is Funding Green Groups to Discredit Natural Gas Fracking, Newsweek, 7/11/17

”The Sierra Club used the Chesapeake Energy money, donated mainly by the company’s chief executive from 2007 to 2010, for its Beyond Coal campaign to block new coal-fired power plants and shutter old ones..” New York Times, FEB. 13, 2012

Russia’s Quiet War Against European Fracking, Foreign Policy, June 20, 2014

Gasland, Russia and Hysteria Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing, Ambassador Keith C. Smith (ret.) ,February 2014

Russia in secret plot against fracking, Nato chief says, Telegraph, 19 Jun 2014

Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company Rosneft, owned by the Russian state, is the world’s largest oil company / AP Washington Free Beacon, January 27, 2015 5:00 am

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Allegations US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

Russia in secret plot against fracking, Nato chief says–“Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia was mounting a sophisticated “disinformation campaign” aimed at undermining attempts to exploit alternative energy sources such as shale gas”,Telegrapph, 19 jun 2014

Saudi Billionaire Prince: Fracking Competitively Threatens ‘Any Oil Producing Country in the World’ CNS News, January 6, 2014 – 5:35 PM

Leaked emails show Hillary Clinton blaming Russians for funding ‘phony’ anti-fracking groups

Russia’s Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence

Lawmakers Cite Evidence Russia ‘Colludes’ With US Green Groups to Block Fracking

Key Republicans call for probe to see if Russia funded anti-fracking groups, Washington Times, Sunday, July 9, 2017

Green Groups Go Red, Team With Putin To Fight Fracking

Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation
“Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.”

The credits on Gasland say it partly financed by one of the Middle East oil producers.

Stronger Law on Foreign Agents Eyed Amid Russia’s Links to Green Groups

Lamar Smith Claims Russians Are Backing Environmental Groups Attacking Fracking

Treasury Dept Asked To Investigate Reports That Russia Funneled Millions To US Environmental Groups

Smith and Weber quote sources saying the Russian government has been colluding with environmental groups to circulate “disinformation” and “propaganda” aimed at undermining hydraulic fracturing. Commonly called fracking, the process makes it possible to access natural gas deposits.

The Russian Collusion Story the Media Ignores – Russian funding of U.S. environmental groups shows how collusion is done.

U.S. Energy Markets: The Real Russian Meddling the Media Ignores – Still counting on the American left’s useful idiots.

Hillary and Lamar: A Meeting of Minds on Russian Collusion – America’s anti-fracking enviros had a strange benefactor.

The Centre for European Studies found that the Russian government has invested $95 million in NGOs campaigning against shale gas. Russia Today television ran endless anti-fracking stories, including one that “frackers are the moral equivalent of paedophiles”. The US Director of National Intelligence stated that “RT runs anti-fracking programming … reflective of the Russian Government’s concern about the impact of fracking and US natural gas production on the global energy market and the potential challenges to Gazprom’s profitability.” Pro-Russian politicians such as Lord Truscott (married to a Russian army colonel’s daughter) made speeches in parliament against fracking.

Coach Springer
March 7, 2020 6:12 am

20 elected native representatives v. 5 “hereditary” reps or 80% approval? Sounds like overwhelming support. Seems as though the current Canadian leadership requires unanimity to do something they inexplicably don’t want do and the agreement of a few to do something they want to do.

Coach Springer
March 7, 2020 6:16 am

Governments taking their cues from protestors are all the power protestors need to have a government by the few and a country that runs only on protest.

Reply to  E.S.
March 7, 2020 10:22 am

Desmog is a creation of Jim Hogan the backer of the Suzuki Foundation…

March 7, 2020 9:36 am

The CBC has to publish it but bury it…
Cabinet approves $240M Mohawk settlement for 132-year-old land claim… Yep.
What a coincidence!
Meanwhile the same CBC publishes drivel such as this one:
Canada has enough pipelines to circle the globe several times. Can they ever be incident-free?
Yes, pipelines have to be perfect or not built.
What’s next that needs to be perfect 100% forever in order to be built? Funded?
A public broadcaster’s integrity?

March 8, 2020 2:29 pm

Beware of confusion of terminology of natural gas in pipelines.

Natural gas comes out of the ground in compressed gaseous state, and is transported long distances in that state (with compressors enroute).

For shipment by boat it is liquefied by cooling it, given thermal heating you wouldn’t want to have a long pipeline of it.

(Trivia: If you drive the Pine Pass highway between Prince George and Dawson Creek you can get a glimpse of compressor stations, one is close to the road and above it.

That pipeline was built in the 1960s to take natural gas from NE BC to populations in the lower mainland of BC. And beyond – there’s a spur in the Fraser Valley at Sumas Wlike A, where there is an electricity generating plant using NG. If Anthony has natural gas for heating he’s probably benefiting from that pipeline.

That pipeline was twinned, unfortunately without adequate separation, when one pipe blew up flow in the other was restricted as a precaution until it was checked for condition and cause of the explosion scoped. Kilns such as at the University of BC and some industrial plants had to shut down. Some users were able to shift to diesel fuel or other sources like wood discards. An incentive to have a backup source of fuel (a cement plant near Vancouver BC will get a supply of biosolids from the new sewage treatment plant in emVictoria BC)..)

March 11, 2020 8:48 am

Pipeline project was ‘hijacked’ by ‘group of five guys,’ former Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief tells MPs

The hereditary chiefs were being supported by environmentalists who were disrespecting the rest of the Wet’suwet’en community, Tait Day said

Speaking at a House of Commons committee meeting, Tait Day said the decision last month to meet with hereditary chiefs was a mistake.

“The government has legitimized the meeting with the five hereditary chiefs and left out their entire community,” she said. “We can not be dictated to by a group of five guys.”

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett met with a group of hereditary chiefs from the Wet’suwet’en community in Northern B.C. last month after weeks of crippling railway blockades.

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