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.