Controversial gas from Peruvian Amazon arrives in UK

Posted: March 6, 2017 by oldbrew in fracking, propaganda
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River Amazon in the Peruvian rainforest

River Amazon in the Peruvian rainforest


The UK is importing from halfway round the world what could be produced by its own workforce within the country.

A tanker docking in the UK is transporting a controversial cargo of gas from the Peruvian Amazon, says BBC News. It is thought to be the first shipment to the UK from the Camisea project in rainforest 60 miles from Machu Picchu.

Supporters of fracking say the UK should frack its own gas, rather than importing from sensitive regions like the Amazon. But opponents of fracking say the practice creates disturbance and pollution and fuels climate change.

The tanker Gallina, owned by Shell, is scheduled to arrive at the Isle of Grain in Kent. The gas project at Camisea field has been hugely contentious.

A report by the human rights organisation Survival International blamed developers for bringing diseases which killed people from previously uncontacted tribes. They were later praised for minimising environmental damage and for boosting the economy of Peru. But the same report said indigenous people had not shared the gains.

Nick Grealy, a shale gas proponent, told BBC News: “Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace oppose fracking – but surely they would be appalled to be getting gas from the Amazon? I share their concern about climate change, but environmentalists are scoring own goals with this one.”

Friends of the Earth replied: “We think we should leave our gas in the ground and Peru should leave its gas in the ground.”

Shell declined to comment on the Peruvian shipment.

Full report: Controversial gas from Peruvian Amazon arrives in UK – BBC News

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Friends of the Earth replied: “We think we should leave our gas in the ground and Peru should leave its gas in the ground.”
    – – –
    Get a grip FoE. Peru is a poor country by many standards. They’ve already developed the facilities to get the gas out to their own cities and to the ports for export.

    ‘According to data verified by the international energy consulting firm Gaffney, Cline & Associates, the Camisea gas fields contain about 13.4 trillion cubic feet (380×109 m3) of natural gas and 482 million barrels (76.6×106 m3) of natural gas liquids.’
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camisea_Gas_Project#Gas_fields

    There are already hundreds of kms. of pipelines.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camisea_Gas_Project#Pipelines

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  3. Gamecock says:

    Friends of Earth, not people.

  4. Annie says:

    FOE…real foes, enemies of the people.

  5. stpaulchuck says:

    apparently we’re supposed to use windmills and solar arrays… when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. In the meantime we’ll just use dried cow poop to cook and heat our homes. Oh wait! we can’t do that either due to the smog. I guess we all just die then. Well, you watermelons can go first.

  6. Bitter&twisted says:

    stpaulchuck says “apparently we’re supposed to use windmills and solar arrays… when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. In the meantime we’ll just use dried cow poop to cook and heat our homes. Oh wait! we can’t do that either due to the smog. I guess we all just die then”

    Much truth is said in jest. But this is actually FoE/Greenp*ss/WWF* key policy.
    Reduce the “plague” of Humans on planet Earth.

    The more people who understand the ecofascists’ “Final Solution” the better.

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