Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories
ACTIVIST CLAIM: Vancouver city councillor calls on colleagues and residents to reject Tilbury LNG using misleading information.
THE FACTS: Climate change is a global problem and blocking Tilbury LNG could unintentionally increase global emissions.
Here are some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about Tilbury LNG:
- Using the very same tool activists use to cite the number of new wells needed for natural gas infrastructure projects. Fortis found that Tilbury LNG can reduce global emissions by up to 800,000 tonnes per year.
- Tilbury LNG is the first facility that produced LNG for export to China. This independent study found that switching to Canadian LNG can be 62% cleaner than Chinese coal power in a country that represents 28% of total global emissions.
- Tilbury LNG is also expected to fuel ships with LNG. LNG when being used to fuel ships with measures taken to prevent leakage can reduce GHG emissions by 27% over the entire lifecycle.
- According to the IEA, over the last decade, gas switching has saved around 500 million tonnes of CO2– an effect equivalent to putting an extra 200 million EVs running on zero-carbon electricity on the road over the same period.
Stories that get it right
A joint Suncor-Indigenous partnership called Astisiy will buy 15 percent of the Northern Courier Pipeline from TC Energy. The new Astisiy partnership has been forged between Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, Conklin Métis Local #193, Fort Chipewyan Métis Local #125, Fort McKay Métis Nation, McMurray Métis, Fort McMurray #468 First Nation, Willow Lake Métis Nation and Suncor. This is great news for Industry-Indigenous relations.