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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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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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