Thursday, March 08, 2007

Murky Waters of LNG


In the new Coast River Business Journal, Bradwood Landing has an ad that shows a glass of water and the copy reads something like if LNG were put into this glass of water it would evaporate leaving the water in the glass safe to drink.

So are they telling us that there is going to be liquid natural gas that will end up in the Columbia River?

OK Bradwood, tell us what happens when LNG goes into the air? It’s not going to pool into a little ball of jelly that we can pick up with a shovel, is it? Tell us how much LNG will escape due to venting during transfer. I hear 3% of the load.

You’ve got some set of balls for running that water ad. Why don’t you show us what that water will look like while you are dredging. Why don’t you address public safety, potential blast zones, shipping, why you are going to buy Natural Gas from nations that support terrorism at the same time increasing the danger that our beautiful area will now be on the terrorist map. You are paying them to hit us.

Washington Congressman Brian Baird has announced his opposition to the Bradwood Landing. I hope our Oregon representatives will do the same.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Auntie said...

Drinking that water would be something a little too close to "drinking the Kool-Aid" if you know what I mean.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, if Wu, Wyden, and Smith would just muster up their collective balls and come out against siting those abominations on our river, we might have a good chance at getting rid of the rat bastards!

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Yes, sorry about the word verrification again. I was just getting spammed to death. Porno spam was being placed in archived article comments. I have mail notification that they are there, so I have to hunt down the articles one at a time and delete the porno. I'll try removing it in a month and see how it goes.

9:54 AM  
Blogger scott said...

Yes, we can soothe our frayed nerves by sipping scotch and LNG-infused sodas as the megatankers cruise menacingly through our deserted downtown, wondering each and every time if this will be, or the next will be the proverbial bullet with Astoria's name on it.

And if by chance we light a cigar just as the LNG emerges from our tumbler – well, then what?

This not-so-clever piece of marketing reminds me of the old Italian "drinking of the effluent" ritual. I'd like to see them do it.

So who is going to actually drink it in the ceremony? Will it be someone from Northern Star?

More likely they will expect one of us to raise the glass, hold our nose and drink – while they take the profit.

8:02 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Though it is strang that marketing such as that will ad to the comfort zone of several who are still on the fence over the issue.

6:41 AM  

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