TransCanada, of the notorious Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline,
is also competing with Spectra Energy for fracked methane export through
an LNG export terminal on the British Columbia coast,
and Spectra just got another approval for its “corridor” for not one
but two giant pipelines to the Pacific Ocean.
Gordon Jaremko wrote for GPI 4 April 2014,
NEB OKs Spectra (Westcoast) Tolls; Major Expansion Planned to Serve Pacific LNG,
Spectra Energy (Westcoast) received approval from the National
Energy Board (NEB) for the stable base of its agenda: a 2014-2015
tolls and tariff settlement with customers of its current capacity
of 3 Bcf/d.
The deal enables the BC grid to focus on a plan aimed at almost
quadrupling its capacity by becoming the principal conduit between
northern shale deposits and proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export terminals on the Pacific Coast.
The settlement was not opposed or even questioned Continue reading Spectra and TransCanada competing in LNG export in British Columbia
Not one, but up to two pipelines for LNG export
in a single “transportation corridor” in British Columbia,
for 8.4 billion cubic feet per day in a single right of way,
twice as much as earlier Spectra PR about this same project.
Does anybody still doubt Spectra CEO Greg Ebel’s assertion that
“I would expect we’ll have some involvement in all of”
the North American LNG export terminals that Spectra’s pipelines
“go right by”?
And if Spectra wants to put two pipelines in that right of way
in BC, what do they expect to do in the right of way
they propose through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida?
Sure, they haven’t said they want to do that here,
but they didn’t say it about BC at this stage, either.
Spectra thanks the aborigines of BC for sharing their objections
and plows ahead anyway.
We are all Indians to Spectra’s cowboys,
but this time there are more of us.
Dave Michaels wrote yesterday for energeticcity.ca (I added the links and images),
Gas Pipeline Application
Spectra Energy has handed in an Environmental Assessment Certificate
application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office for its
Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project.
If approved, the project would ship as much as 4.2 (b) billion cubic
feet per day through a pipeline from the Cypress area (southwest of
Pink Mountain) to the Ridley Island Terminal, near Prince Rupert.
The proposal now undergoes Continue reading Spectra submitted EA to BC for 2 pipelines to LNG export