Letter: Refinery way to make pipeline more palatable

It looks like we taxpayers funded an expensive feasibility study…

To the editor:

Now we have Jim Shepard promoting the Liberal pipe-dream of the Kitimat oil refinery concept to refine Northern Gateway Pipeline product. (http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/201984181.html?mobile=true)

This is the same (insider, former personal policy adviser) Jim Shepard, volunteering as Christy Clark’s pit-bully orchestrating all the multi-million dollar personal attack ads on radio and TV against the NDP.

You know those nauseating dumb ads that cause you to change the station/channel immediately. They have had the opposite results actually increased the NDP’s ratings.

We were led to believe that millionaire B.C. businessman David Black was researching the feasibility of such a refinery. Well, it looks like we taxpayers funded an expensive feasibility study paid for through the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. The study was done by a California firm Navigant Consulting Inc., is titled Review of the Proposed Kitimat Refinery Project, Technical Assessment and Asian Supply/Demand Analysis. Black didn’t get where he is by being stupid.

The Liberals are trying to hype this as another big Utopian lotto like LNG, then we can all hold debt-free hands and sing kumbaya.

It’s in a very preliminary research stage with no identified supply or market and the odds of it proceeding appear slim, hope and prayer.

Mr. Black’s financing through the Oppenheimer Investments Group appears mysterious, and since it’s being used as an election issue, demands transparency.

The NDP indicate it’s another desperate Liberal PR stunt that Rich Coleman is being willingly duped in promising jobs by promoting this.

It appears the B.C. Liberals are grasping at straws trying to get some traction for the election

Roland Seguin,


Editor’s note: David Black is the owner of the Kelowna Capital News.



Just Posted

Wintry weather to roll into Southern Interior

The Southern Interior is expected to get a snowstorm followed by freezing temperatures.

Tim Hortons delivers smiles for YMCA Kids

$29,000 raised through sale of cookies with proceeds to struggling kids and families in the Okanagan

Community Leader Awards: Anja Dumas

The Kelowna Capital News puts the spotlight on community leaders with annual awards

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Blowing snow, slippery sections on Okanagan Connector

Compact snow, poor visibility on Highway 97 from Pennask Summitt to Brenda Mines.

Santa’s helpers take treats to an Okanagan retirement home

Santa’s Little Helpers surprised an Okanagan retirement home with chocolates, flowers and cupcakes.

Amtrak derails over the I-5 in Washington Stage

Injuries and casualties reported, according to sheriff

Rib Fest smashes fundraising goal

Annual Kelowna event goes through the roof with fundraising efforts

Mental effects of wildfire still linger in Fort McMurray

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

Calgary Flames thump Vancouver Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Cyclist struck in morning crash

RCMP are on scene of an accident this morning Highway 97 and 27th Street

Former Penticton Pinnacles Football coach sues club

Ezra Cremers is suing the Pinnacles Football Club for wrongful dismissal and breach of contract

Homicide detectives now probing billionaire couple’s death

Police release cause of death of Barry and Honey Sherman as “ligature neck compression”

Most Read