Ex-Cabinet Minister Raises ‘Pressing Questions’ About British Columbia LNG Plan
With British Columbia’s massive liquid natural gas (LNG) deal with Malaysian state oil company Petronas showing signs of unraveling, ex-provincial Cabinet minister Rafe Mair is raising “four pressing questions” about the province’s LNG plan.
Premier Christy Clark’s Liberals won the 2013 provincial election by promising an LNG boom that would deliver “a trillion dollar addition to the economy, $100 billion into a ‘prosperity fund,’ an LNG plant built by 2015, and all of our debts paid off. We would be on easy street,” Mair writes in The Tyee. But so far, “there is no commitment by any company to build an LNG plant in British Columbia,” and “negotiations with Petronas, the only LNG company apparently interested, have descended into a public squabble.”