By Spencer Fernando
April 18, 2018
If you thought the hypocrisy and insanity surrounding the B.C. NDP government’s opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion couldn’t get any worse, then hold on tight.
Even as all attention focuses on Trans Mountain, it turns out that the Vancouver Airport Authority is working on a pipeline that will be used to import jet fuel from Asia.
As reported by BIV last year, “The project involves building a new marine terminal on the south arm of the Fraser River, a tank farm and a 15-kilometre pipeline that will run through Richmond along Highway 99 and stretch west to Lulu Island. The new terminal will be able to receive Panamax vessels, which will allow the consortium to source jet fuel from Asia.”
So, as Horgan tries to stop more Canadian oil from coming into B.C., Vancouver is building a pipeline to bring in imported oil – supporting jobs in Asia instead of jobs here in Canada.
It’s a disgusting level of hypocrisy.
Worst of all, it could actually hurt already existing Canadian jobs:
“Once the VAFFC project is completed, the consortium will be able to buy jet fuel on the open market. South Korea is one likely supplier, said Rob Smith, energy director for IHS Markit. He expects having access to new markets for jet fuel will drive prices down, which will affect both the refinery in Burnaby and Kinder Morgan.”
While the Vancouver Airport pipeline project has received very little attention, that has started to change, as people pointed out the hypocrisy on Twitter:
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