Category Archives: LNG

Regional Groups Urge Candidates: Take A Stand On LNG Risks

The ECOreport reposts an appeal, Regional Groups Urge Candidates: Take A Stand On LNG Risks

Press release from My Sea to Sky, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC), Skeena Wild and Saanich Inlet Network

REGIONAL GROUPS TO ELECTION CANDIDATES: TAKE A STAND ON LNG RISKS — outreach effort encourages voters to ask candidates for LNG safety and security regulation

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US Shale Industry Cash Flow Neutral For First Time

The ECOreport reposts from the natural gas sector, US shale industry cash flow neutral for the first time

Originally Published on Oilprice.com

By Nick Cunnigham

Oil prices are probably already high enough to spark a rebound in shale production.

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US Shale Faces A Reality Check

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from the fossil fuel sector, US Shale Faces A Reality Check

Originally Posted on Oilprice.com

By Nick Cunningham

The collapse of oil prices has forced the U.S. shale industry to slash production costs. In order to improve the “breakeven” costs for the average shale well, the industry has deployed three general strategies: improving techniques and technology, such as drilling longer laterals or using more frac sand; focusing drilling on the sweet spots; and demanding lower prices from oilfield service companies. All three of those strategies led to a decline in the breakeven price for a shale wells.

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Reducing Natural Gas Pipeline Emissions 83%

The ECOreport looks at the role a Google Street View mapping car had reducing New Jersey’s natural gas pipeline emissions 83%

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Some of PSE&G’s (PSE&G) natural gas  pipelines were laid down a century ago. The New Jersey utility continued using cast iron until the 1950s. Now there is approximately one methane leak for each of the pipeline’s 3,900 miles. Though PSE&G intends to replace the entire cast iron and unprotected steel infrastructure, this is too costly ($1.5 million to $2.0 million per mile)to do overnight. With the help of new technology developed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google and Colorado State University. PSE&G is natural gas pipeline emissions by 83% in the area surveyed area, while replacing about 1/3 less mileage to do so.

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Protect The Columbia From The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery!

The ECOreport reposts the video & script from “Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery!

Press release from Columbia Riverkeeper

We’ve launched our newest short film, “Act Now: Protect the Columbia from the world’s largest methanol refinery!” calling on Washington Governor Jay Inslee to deny this project
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Growing Tribal Opposition To Jordan Cove LNG

The ECOreport reposts news from Oregon & Northern California, Tribal Opposition To Jordan Cove LNG

Originally Published on the Daily KOS & Intercontinental Cry

by Dan Bacher

The Karuk Tribe, located on the Klamath River in Northern California, today announced its opposition to the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects, joining the Yurok and Klamath Tribes in officially opposing the controversial project.

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Legal Challenges Against Petronas LNG Project

The ECOreport reposts a press release from BC about legal challenges against Petronas LNG Project

Press Release from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Gitwilgyoots  Tribe, Gitanyow First Nation and Skeena Wild Conservation Trust

VANCOUVER – First Nations and environmentalists from northwest B.C. launched multiple federal court actions  aimed at stopping construction of Petronas’ $11.4-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at the mouth of the Skeena River. They held a press conference and filing ceremony at the Federal Court of Canada offices at 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Representatives from numerous northwest First Nations, UBCIC, and SkeenaWild were available for comment. Tsimshian dancers and drummers perfored..

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The Politics Of Quid Pro Quo

The ECOreport looks at how Canada’s new climate policies are being neutralized by the politics of quid pro quo.

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmAnyone trying to understand the “why?” of some (seemingly stupid) political actions should read David Mason’s recent column in the Globe and Mail.  His explanation of the Canadian Government’s approval of the $36 billion (CAN) Pacific NorthWest LNG project, on Lelu Island in British Columbia, boils down to the politics of quid pro quo.

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Trudeau Selling Canada Out

The ECOreport looks at the approval of Pacific Northwest LNG and concludes this is another example of Trudeau Sellling Canada Out

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmEven Canada’s public broadcaster, the CBC, was critical of the government’s approval of Lelu Island.  Environment reporter Margo McDermid called the Pacific Northwest LNG project the “first real test of the Liberal’s approach to the environment and energy.” Her colleague, Chris Hall, added that approving this project “is going to put an enormous amount of pressure on Justin Trudeau to explain how approving a project that will generate millions of tons in greenhouse gas emissions can also help them meet (the) climate change targets they agreed to in Paris.”1 Few doubt that Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister started out with good intentions. The Globe and Mail recently called Trudeau’s attempt to please environmental groups and the fossil fuel sector “mission impossible.” For many environmentalists, the honeymoon lasted for around three months. This is just the latest example of what many perceive as Trudeau selling Canada out.

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  1. The National, January 27, 2016

The UK’s Phoney Fracking Plan

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed regarding what appears to be the UK’s phoney fracking plan

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Damian Kahya

On Friday evening, just after 6pm, government spin doctors sent select media an email with a big fracking announcement.

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