Category Archives: Natural Gas

Lawrence Solomon: Russia-China gas deal a good deal for the world

(May 29, 2014) The $400-billion sale of gas by Russia to China serves the West too, helping our economies while lessening geopolitical tensions. Continue reading

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Enbridge household customers catch a break on natural gas bills

(May 22, 2014) After considering the views of individuals and groups, such as Energy Probe, the Ontario Energy Board has announced consumers will now have 27 months to pay back the $655.5 million shortfall accrued by Enbridge Gas Distribution. The Board is also slated to reassess its process of reviewing the cost of natural gas utilities pass on to customers. Continue reading

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Legislature’s gas-plants committee a gong show

(April 26, 2014) Digging up important facts becomes secondary to doing, or dodging, political damage. Former Energy Probe executive director, Tom Adams, implored the Queen’s Park committee probing the cancellation of a pair of power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, to cut the bull: “I urge you to pass the baton of sorting out the issues of document destruction to the OPP, the courts and the Information and Privacy Commissioner,” he told them. “My pitch is, do not allow the gas scandal investigation to get waylaid again.” Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: America’s LNG exports won’t counter Putin

(March 28, 2014) Europe is prospecting for gas in the wrong place in asking for U.S. LNG. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Lavish energy lifestyles

(January 9, 2014) With energy becoming abundant, we’ll be heating our sidewalks and bringing back large cars – all part of a new Age of Plenty. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Ontario’s environmental commissioner, serving the public or simply sucking up?

(October 14, 2013) On October 10, 2013, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller released his 194-page annual report titled, “Serving the Public,” and backed it up with a “supplement” that ran to 247 pages. His press conference at 10 a.m. on that day attracted little attention resulting in only minor media coverage. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Why Russia is in Syria

(May 23, 2013) To maintain Gazprom’s dominance in the European market, Putin has been fighting off competitors on numerous fronts. Continue reading

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