Links: Japan seeking more sources of LNG

Energy LNG Links Post-earthquake Japan is said to be one of the main markets for liquified natural gas that will flow through the LNG terminals under construction and proposed for the port of Kitimat. Since the earthquake Japan has been … Continue reading

Obama press secretary questioned on anti oil sands demonstrations

Energy Environment links U.S. president Barack Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, was asked about the continuing demonstrations  in Washington against the Alberta oil sands and the Keystone XL pipeline proposal during a “gaggle” (an informal news conference) aboard Air Force … Continue reading

Micro organisms played key roles in Exxon Valdez, BP cleanup: study

Environment Link A study by the U.S. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is reporting that microbes, mostly  bacteria, but also archaea (single cell organisms without a cell nucleus) and fungi, played key roles in mitigating both the Exxon Valdez oil spill … Continue reading

DFO closes recreational halibut fishery as internal memo warns of “significant economic impacts in the fishery”

Environment FisheryOriginally posted  Aug 23, 2011  1:15 PTUpdated Aug. 23, 2011, 2104 PT. .Just after noon on August 22, 2011, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans  quietly announced that the it was closing the Pacific region  recreational halibut fishery as … Continue reading

“Front End Engineering” begins for BC LNG

Energy The Hart Energy  E&P (exploration and production) newsletter is reporting that an Overland,  Kansas based company, Black & Veatch,  a multi-billion dollar, employee-owned engineering firm founded in 1915,  is beginning front end engineering (FEED) for the second proposed Kitimat … Continue reading

Japan Quake Is Causing Costly Shift to Fossil Fuels: New York Times

Energy Link New York Times Japan Quake Is Causing Costly Shift to Fossil Fuels Japan, the world’s third-largest user of electricity behind China and the United States, had counted on an expansion of nuclear power to contain energy costs and … Continue reading