After telling an international conference on Liquefied Natural Gas expanding that industry will help strengthen BC’s economy, the Premier is downplaying the significance of a 400-billion dollar deal Russia has made to sell LNG to China, for 30 years.
“I’ve never said that BC would be the only supplier of natural gas to any country.”
Christy Clark says she believes British Columbia is a more ‘reliable’ source of LNG than Russia.
“You know, we’ve certainly seen the way that Russia likes to do business these days. I think being honourable, being trustworthy, providing the assurance that we are not going to play politics with energy. I think that’s worth a lot to our potential customers out there, especially China.”
Saying the deal with Russia isn’t new, Clark adds she’s confident at least two deals to sell China LNG from this province can be finalized by the end of this year.