INFOGRAPHIC: Why the Russia-China LNG won’t crimp BC imports

Resource Works explains why the Russia-China liquid natural gas contract will not impede demand from British Columbia.

Announced in early May, Russia will sell China $400 billion of natural gas.

Keith Head, a professor at the Sauder School of Business who specializes in international trade and economic geography, says there is still lots of room for Canadian LNG:

The cost of $400 billion seems high but it needs to be kept in perspective. This amount is for 30 years and the contracts are back-loaded. Starting in 2018, China will import 38 billion cubic metres of gas as a result of the new deal. This is less than half of the natural gas Canada exported to the U.S. in 2011.

The Tyee, however, called the deal a “train wreck”.

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