GLOBE AND MAIL – LNG shipping has an enviable safety record


Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015 8:00AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015 10:13AM EDT

Captain Stephen Brown is the president of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia.

The United States is about to do it. Australia, Russia, Indonesia and even tiny Trinidad and Tobago already do it. They all export liquefied natural gas by sea to world markets, creating enormous benefits for their citizens.

A proposal in Nova Scotia recently received some good regulatory news, but the best prospects for this new-to-Canada export industry lie in British Columbia.

The province has passed legislation that will establish a solid regulatory and tax environment for the export of LNG. It is an important step forward in the push to export clean energy, primarily to Asia.

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