Woodfibre LNG - FortisBC: The Pipeline from Nowhere:

By: Laurie Parkinson, Biologist, BSc, MSc, UBC and Eoin Finn, BSc, PhD Physics & Chemistry, MBA International Business, retired partner at KPMG

Three lines of evidence indicate the Woodfibre LNG project will be six times (6x) larger than the public and the BC Environmental Assessment Office have been told.

Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas appears to have far bigger export plans than they are admitting.

In section 2.4.1 of the WFLNG BC Environmental Assessment (BCEAO) application, WFLNG states: "The initial search for suitable project locations focused on sites suitable for a large-scale LNG facility and potential for future expansion." When queried as to whether or not WFLNG intends to expand this project, WFLNG's Vice President Corporate Affairs Byng Giraud’s response has always been that the plant will be sized according to the available gas supply.

FortisBC appears to be aware of expansion plans.

Woodfibre LNG – Wrong Location:

By Jef Keighley

Woodfibre LNG fails all of SIGTTO’s internationally accepted industry standards for the safe siting of LNG teminals

This paper advances the argument that the Woodfibre site on BC’s Howe Sounds is not now and can never be a safe location to construct an LNG export terminal despite what the proponent, Woodfibre LNG alleges.  Further, the potential disruption to other marine traffic, commercial and recreational, is too disruptive with too great an adverse economic impact on the communities within Howe Sound to permit.

Who’s who behind Woodfibre LNG?

By Margot Grant

Who are the people working hard to get us an LNG plant on Howe Sound?

Woodfibre LNG, the proponent of the project, is a subsidiary of Singapore-based Pacific Oil & Gas Limited, part of the Singapore-based Royal Golden Eagle group.

RGE is founded and owned by Sukanto Tanoto, a business tycoon with a personal wealth estimated at $2.3 billion US; he is considered one of the richest men in Indonesia.

Several websites paint a dismal picture of Tanoto’s activities. As owner of Indonesia’s Unibank, he borrowed heavily and then managed to avoid repayment of $442 million US to customers.