At present, one of the major LNG processing terminal and shale Oakley Jawbone Sale Australia
gas pipeline undertakings in northern BC may be the Kitimat LNG/Pacific Trails Pipeline project. KLNG/PTP was until very recently of a consortium including EOG Resources, Encana Corporation, and majority owner Apache Corporation. The Ugg Toronto
scheme would strive for PTP to connect shale gas from the existing Spectra Energy Louboutin Shoes Replica
transmission system near Summit Lake, BC, to the processing terminal in Kitimat around the west coast. From there, the LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) is to be loaded onto tankers via the dubious Douglas Channel, and bound for Asian markets.
In recent months and weeks, business news and analysis had been reporting that KLNG may have overplayed its hand, estimating itself too easily able to securing contracts with lucrative Asian markets. Serious buyers such as Japan and China with some of the world largest markets hold the ability to dictate the terms of negotiation, and typically look for producers Cheap Belstaff Leather Jacket
of size, clout, and reputation that can guarantee supply. KLNG has continued struggling to secure contracts.
In a November 25th article in Alberta Oil Magazine, Jeff Lewis writes that Canada Ltd. and partners EOG Resources and Encana Corp. have struggled to ink sales handles overseas buyers for their Kitimat LNG scheme, citing expectations on prices.
Within the same article, Asish Mohanty of the energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie said in an interview that Asians see that Kitimat LNG, as a partnership, doesn really have any partners with significant LNG experience, or perhaps an LNG portfolio that it can draw upon. Dave Cooper of the Edmonton Journal in a November 13th article writes that what Asian LNG buyers seek is operators using their own supplies from other regions of the world. Mohanty, for his part, goes on to say that Apache and its smaller partners bring that much cla of credibility in the marketplace. That why the marketplace expects a discount on the LNG price. The three giant projects in Northern BC which are seen to have everything it takes to lock down the higherend Asian deals are Shell and PetroChina LNG Canada, Petronas/Progress, and BG/Spectra.
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that profit for that operation would come from the distinction between the North American market price and the higher Asian price. LNG export terminal project in Louisiana, signed a deal with foreign customers that's based on North American gas prices, not the hopedfor oillinked index utilized in Asia. The difference is huge. That soughtafter Asian price is called the Japan Cleared Customs price, that is a percentage of the price of oil. Some analysts even go so far as saying that if Cheniere has set a precedent for future North American LNG deals, that some of BC touted LNG projects won't be built.
On November 20th, 2012, Apachecontracted surveyors doing work for PTP were intercepted on Unist territory. The area workers, employees of a smaller land surveying and engineering company CanAm Geomatics out of Fort StJohn, BC, had set GIS and mapping equipment some 20 kms west of the Unist resistance camp. They were ordered to vacate the territory immediately and told that industry activity was unwelcome on Wet territory. The surveyors returned the next morning and were involved in the Unist Free Prior and Informed Consent Protocol, but were denied accessibility territory. They had come to retrieve their materials left behind the previous day which were instead confiscated through the resistance camp.
Following the eviction, a phone call was put out for a broad day's action. John NF to Victoria, BC, with support actions south from the border in New York, California, and Texas. Letters were sent to PTP consortium companies as well as major shareholders RBC, and Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd.
It may have been EOG and Encana desisting due to Unist resistance and grassroots divestment pressure, or Apache might have urged a shift in the project lagging under emerging challenges. Maybe a little bit of both. On Christmas Eve KLNG/PTP announced that EOG and Encana had sold their shares in the project to Chevron, allowing the Californiabased oil giant to maneuver into a 50% ownership position along with Apache. It seems likely that Apache felt it necessary to make a change under building adversity by enlisting brunt and experience from the big player to help muscle Cheap Fred Perry Australia
Exactly what does this mean for the grassroots resistance to KLNG/PTP? Practically nothing, in the sense that the effort must remain as determined, pointed, and focused because it has been. The community resistance to PTP must take this as an opportunity for a renewed and reenergized feeling of purpose, and to resolve within the new year to get even more creative of computer has been up to this point. Stay alert, stay responsive, closely follow the movements of industry, always stay a measure Nike Free Run Trainers Pink
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the Alberta Tar Sands while remaining silent on the pipelines slated to carry fracking shale gas is not a rational proposition.
As if we didn curently have our hands full enough with the Tar Sands. But here we are, Turtle Island, Mecca of natural resources and coveted energy diamond in a future of scarcity. China is setting its pieces on the map; in South America with large energy stakes in Brazil and free trade deals with Chile and Peru, land grabs in Africa, and now taking its place amidst the shale gas and LNG export rush in BC northwest. Either way you spin it, the Montney Shale Formation and also the Horn River and Liard basins will be big names in the upcoming decades of jockeying and development for unconventional fossil fuel sources, and the northwest is playing out as an upandcoming and strategic energy battleground. The greed mentality of industry and extraction seeks to secure access to resources and markets prior to being all gone, while the aspirations of grassroots communities try to defend the sovereignty and integrity from the Timberland Womens Shoes
land for traditional and ecological living. Whether the Tar Sands, BC shale gas, or perhaps the giant Green Point shale oil deposits in Newfoundland, the one thing that is clear is that they must all remain in the ground.
Finally, what also needs to be a gamechanger is for us to put aside the arrogant and grandiose globalized vision, and also to forget about shipping energy half way around the world. The substance needs to be different, but the medium should also change. Massive centralized solutions are not going to get us anything except more of the same. If energy is to be in sync with communities and to have a positive role to play in the future, it will have to be localized and decentralized. It is not always the type of change that is most important, but how it happens, and it must be effectuated in a world that's ours, on our own terms. Creativity and resourcefulness will be the substance that guides this method. Let us put our hearts, hands, and minds together for any localized and decentralized energy future.