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Liquified natural gas also an important part of our energy future

Missing from your recent "Energy Policy Briefing" (The Hill Times, June 6) was the crucially important role liquified natural gas (LNG) will play in helping maintain Canada's natural gas supply--If, that is, we build the LNG receiving terminals so desperately needed on our coasts. While the Repsol (Spain)/Irving Oil (New Brunswick) deal just concluded for an LNG re-gasification plant near Saint John is a step in the right direction, more is needed. Canadian LNG projects now on the drawing board would supply more than twice the daily gas deliveries that we expect from the Mackenzie Delta and could be available for consumers three to five years sooner than that Arctic gas. LNG importation will give us access to the enormous pool of world gas resources, something that Japan and Europe already enjoy.

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Liquified natural gas also an important part of our energy future

Missing from your recent "Energy Policy Briefing" (The Hill Times, June 6) was the crucially important role liquified natural gas (LNG) will play in helping maintain Canada's natural gas supply--If, that is, we build the LNG receiving terminals so desperately needed on our coasts. While the Repsol (Spain)/Irving Oil (New Brunswick) deal just concluded for an LNG re-gasification plant near Saint John is a step in the right direction, more is needed. Canadian LNG projects now on the drawing board would supply more than twice the daily gas deliveries that we expect from the Mackenzie Delta and could be available for consumers three to five years sooner than that Arctic gas. LNG importation will give us access to the enormous pool of world gas resources, something that Japan and Europe already enjoy.

  

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Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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