Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Bloggodome Files...

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Norm Farrell, who has been on fire, lately has a really, really, really important post up on the 'Destruction' of BC Hydro:

...Until 1961, with a patchwork of private and municipal systems, many BC residents paid among the highest electrical rates in North America. Others had no reliable service at all. Bennett expropriated the largest private operator and formed BC Hydro, a public corporation.

In 2001, forty years later, residents and businesses enjoyed some of the lowest electrical rates anywhere. BC Hydro sold energy worth $7.9 billion, including $5.5 billion from exported power. Those numbers made the hearts of BC Liberal sponsors beat rapidly. However, it was not the value realized by taxpayers and BC Hydro customers that caused excitement, it was the prospect of privatizing those values. The first step in 2002 was “Energy for our Future: A Plan for BC” that included creation of BC Transmission Corporation, setting the stage for generation and export of private power...



Laila Yuile once again proves that all politics are local, for her in Surrey: 

...Last night, that lack of foresight and continued preference to rampant development (by Surrey council) was displayed again as council put a motion on the table to approve the development in the middle of summer when most people who were opposed, were on vacation,taking care of kids out of school or otherwise occupied.

There was no direct notice to the hundreds of neighbours impacted that this was going to occur and local resident Cindy Dalglish did not receive advance notice either. In fact several emails to the planning department and a councillor, left questions unanswered repeatedly.

Cindy was stunned last night, stunned that after council represented to the attending public big concerns for where the kids will go to school from this development ( keep in mind there are hundreds more units planned for this area as we speak) they would pass it just weeks later in such a stealthy manner. And other residents felt the same way. One I know called their realtor this morning to list, knowing school is going to be an overcrowded nightmare here for years – even the local highschool is vastly overcrowded as well...



The notorious NVG, who usually does his digging thing quietly, expertly and calmly, got pretty worked up this week over that 'vote' that our fine Premier took a (now apologetic) pass on:

...Premier Christy Clark has been missing from the action in the legislature so much that we've lost count, whereas Opposition Leader John Horgan's one absence was noted by Christy Clark in her 'replies' during Question Period when the BC NDP caucus popped the question, the same question over and over without the Premier giving any answer except .... I see your leader is not here.

Laurie Throness, who spoke against the transgender rights Act, didn't, doesn't, appear to have the balls to back up his responsibility to all British Columbians by his deliberately leaving the chamber in order not to have a black mark lodged against the BC Liberals.

Laurie Throness' duty is to vote, come hell or high water, its in his bible.

Throness was in the building! Throness WAS IN THE BUILDING up until Speaker Linda Reid called for the vote. Admonishment? Not bloody likely by the speaker.

The $50,000 stipend paid to Christy Clark for her working the BC Liberal fund raising circuit proves that the only family that comes first in British Columbia is her party membership family...



Grant G, as bombastic and over-the-top as he can be, is right, again, about the (economic-, not Dipper-, induced) Death of LNG:

...There are those who say that the Petronas proposal..PNW LNG in Prince Rupert is different..people like BC Liberal spin doctor Tom Cassada(Twitter @lotuslander1000)...He claims PNW LNG is different because the consortium are offtakers of the gas...in other words, partners, equity partners don't care what the price is...that according to Tom Cassada..

Shell Canada had as partners..PetroChina and Kogas..(China and Japan)..and they were offtakers of Shell's gas too..

What some people can't digest, and it is a very simple concept...Why spend $billions to ensure $10 dollar LNG when you can lock in longterm LNG buys for $4 to $5 dollars per MM BTU's...That way these companies keep their cash, and get cheaper LNG...



And, finally, Mr. Beer 'N Hockey gets down to the real brassiest of brass tacks:

...One of the best bits of news I heard all year came courtesy of one of the DCFP's fine readers correcting my belief BC's bush track crowd was not going to be able to put on a Race Day this summer for the first time. Your fellow reader informs me Desert Park is indeed racing August 20th! Post time is scheduled for 1:00 PM if that is ok with Christy Clark.

Seems the provincial f*cking government is getting in the way of my interior friends putting on more Race Days. One more reason not to vote for the crooked f*cks if you ask me. Horgan is up there this weekend. Hope he has made it clear to people up there the NDP will not stand in the way of people doing their god damnedest to keep racing alive and well outside of Dope City...




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Earworm in sub-header got you goin'?....This!


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13 comments:

Scotty on Denman said...

READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Ross, you rock!

Let's knock 'em out! Yeah!

Grant G said...

B.C. is getting LNG desperate, so is Stephen Harper's oil industry captured NEB...From the Alaska Highway News...

Exxon Mobile(WCC LNG)..They already possessed a 25 year LNG export license, the NEB just grant WCC LNG proposal a 15 year add-on, making it a 40 year export license...

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"WCC LNG's export licence extension will help the company compete for Asian customers. Key to the NEB's decision to extend the licence was to determine whether the quantity of natural gas WCC seeks to export was surplus to the Canadian demand. To do this, a long-term natural gas supply and demand forecast that looks forward as far as 2065 was conducted by Solomon Associates. It determined that the amount of gas WCC seeks to export does not exceed the expected Canadian demand. "Western Canadian gas resources are robust and continue to grow with the development of horizontal drilling and multi-stage (fracking) technologies," the NEB report said, adding that there is an abundance of low-cost natural gas resources available in the North American and Canadian shale-gas and unconventional-gas plays. According to Natural Gas Intelligence, the decision brings the total volume of Canadian gas approved for export by the NEB to a whopping 528 trillion cubic feet. However, the NEB says it does not expect all LNG export licences issued by the Board will be used or used to the full allowance."

http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/imperial-oil-exxonmobil-lng-project-gets-15-year-extension-on-export-licence-1.2313267#sthash.o8PaVQy2.dpuf


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B.C. doesn't possess that much gas.....The NEB is saying, our oil industry captured Stephen Harper flunky filled federal regulator NEB is saying....

"NEB says it does not expect all LNG export licences issued by the Board will be used or used to the full allowance"

In other words, if by chance all the approved by the NEB LNG projects proceeded...Permits would have to be pulled as BC doesn't possess that much gas....Can you say ..

Mickey Mouse club!


Oh, one more thing, there is a harbinger within the Alaska Highway News article, it pertains to Petronas's PNW LNG proposal...

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"WCC LNG originally received a 25-year export licence in December 2013.

It's the second project to receive an extension under the new legislation. The Shell-led LNG Canada project was the first, gaining approval for its 15-year extension to its 25-year licence in January.

Petronas' proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal has applied, but has not yet received approval to extend its 25-year permit to 40 years."


http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/imperial-oil-exxonmobil-lng-project-gets-15-year-extension-on-export-licence-1.2313267#sthash.o8PaVQy2.dpuf

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40 year export license is no guarantee anything goes forward, Shell Canada had one of those, they have deferred to the distant future...

However, Petronas has not received a 15 year export license add-on...no point in giving Petronas 15 more years when the project isn't going forward....

Either is the Exxon Mobile WCC LNG project...

Just white noise fluff...

BC LNG is kaput..

NEB has, on their own, proven to be industry idiots...you can't approve exports of gas in such volumes, we don't have the gas...Sheesh

e.a.f. said...

nice wrap up of the real news in B.C. Too bad the Vancouver Sun and Province don't print it or the t.v. stations report it. Its a conspiracy of silence.

However, as more and more time goes on more and more people's oxen have been gored and people are starting to take notice.

we could say Christy photo op queen of B.C. is our version of Trump.

Anonymous said...

Ross, I read your blog and the others you mention for their honest perspectives of critical issues that are either ignored or distorted by mainstream media.

Thank you and your tireless cohorts for your important assessments.

Anonymous said...

https://blogborgcollective.blogspot.ca/2016/07/bc-flag-protocol-takes-second-place-to.html

niteowl0007 said...

to e.a.f. and Ross K;
Our photo op queen is not our version of Trump, she is our version of Hillary Clinton. I recommend everybody to google and watch the new documentary called Hillarys America and then watch Clinton Cash. It's amazing how similar they are and you won't believe the Canadian content. Trump is so right to call her crooked Hillary and the MSM gives her a pass just like they do here with our photo op queen.

Anonymous said...

BC Distraction du jour?SVP
oh wait its not friday

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Your fellow BC political bloggers are indeed on fire. Been reading them more than usual myself as a result. Could be it is the summer heat lighting their incinerators of insight. Or is it perhaps the beer kept close at hand to keep the short-lived Canadian summer from getting the best of them?

Anonymous said...

NDP housing critic David Eby seeks investigation into “leak” of information on foreign-buyer tax to marketer Bob Rennie
http://www.straight.com/news/747101/ndp-housing-critic-david-eby-seeks-investigation-leak-information-foreign-buyer-tax

from the 'there is always hope' department...
Mountain Water Co. eminent domain case
Montana Supreme Court clears way for city's Mountain Water purchase
http://missoulian.com/news/local/updated-montana-supreme-court-clears-way-for-city-s-mountain/article_3aa3936a-7b41-5fc2-b91e-48ecb16bee36.html

Willy said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMzd40i8TfA

Anonymous said...

Of the citizens of the declining Roman empire, it was said: “Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt.”

Anonymous said...

But is the site c/massey tunnel bridge narrative a lie..?was LNG?trillion dollar economy?

astrom47 said...

Christy Clark should lee 1/50 of her salary for every day she is absent from the Legislature. And she should go back to high school to learn what "responsible government" means.