Friend and reader 'Bill' left the following as a comment at the bottom of our recent post on possible motivations for Gordon Campbell's resignation as premier of British Columbia (a.k.a. 'The Resource Extractors Made Him Do It'):
The day Christy Clark announced her sexual assault story it took all the MSM headlines (understandably). That same day another very important story - conveniently for the Liberals, did not get covered by any of 'their' local MSM (suspiciously).
Shell announced they had decided to stop investment in their LNG projects (world wide) due to oversupply and uneconomic business conditions. This decision would terminate development of two north coast BC projects. The Shell BG LNG Project planned for Prince Rupert (virtually DOA after being taken over by Shell) and Shell's Kitimat LNG project (which had already delayed their Final Investment Decision to year-end 2016) would stop being funded. This reality is a major setback, signaling just how tenuous the start up and viability of the industry in BC is - another deathblow signal for LNG in BC...
We pause Bill's comment for a moment to bring up something that Rafe Mair mentioned 'round here recently in response to a post on the wreckage being wreaked on BC Hydro:
...(T)he real story is that all this remained unreported in the mainstream media.
The dots are there for all to see.
Postmedia has a written mutual masturbation agreement with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy), the oil industry pays huge bucks to BC Liberals, their partners, the Sun, Province and National Post don't investigate Campbell/Clark and lay off stories unhelpful to it. The lying is not just what they say; even more it's what they don't say - deliberately...
With that, we now return to Bill's regularly scheduled commenture:
...The halting of all Shell LNG developments was reported in LNG World News, eastern newspapers and here in BC by Grant G. on his blog The Straight Goods. In the week since Ms Clark announced her assault there has been much follow up on that story and absolutely no mention on this bad news LNG story from any of the local MSM. A very significant LNG abandonment and what it foretells of future prospects went unreported.
I would venture thIis LNG bad news has not been reported because it it's not the kind of news the Liberal-captured and CAPP-funded MSM would be keen to highlight given their conflicted priorities. Certainly not the failed reality the Liberals want reported pre election.
Folks 'round here are often quick to blame our fellow citizens who are not #bcpoli junkies (i.e. most of the citizenry) for not understanding what's really going on in British Columbia.
Personally, I think that is a big mistake
If no one actually tells them what is really going on...