OTTAWA — The top of LNG Canada says Ottawa’s commerce and diplomatic frictions with Beijing have had no influence on the huge venture that may sooner or later ship liquefied pure fuel from British Columbia to main Asian economies — together with China.
In an interview right this moment, Andy Calitz says the tensions between Canada and China have by no means been raised at any of LNG Canada’s government committee conferences.
The state-controlled Chinese language vitality agency, PetroChina, owns a 15-per-cent stake within the $40-billion venture — which Calitz says is on observe to start out transporting fuel in late 2023.
Calitz says China is definitely fairly proud that it plans to usher in Canadian fuel to assist it substitute its coal energy vegetation, enhance air high quality and decrease greenhouse-gas emissions.
In latest weeks, China has blocked Canadian canola-seed shipments — which is broadly seen as a response to Canada’s transfer in December to arrest senior Huawei government Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on the behest of america.
Since Meng’s arrest, China has detained two Canadian residents on allegations of endangering Chinese language nationwide safety and has sentenced two Canadians to dying for drug-related convictions.