29 March 2012

Kremlinology 40: Word Search #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Go right through the 2012 federal budget.

Look anywhere you want.

Try the chapter that lists off energy projects and how the latest federal budget will help them.

Note the reference to Hebron:

Hebron Offshore Oil Development (Newfoundland and Labrador)

ExxonMobil Canada Properties’ Hebron Offshore Oil Development project is a 19,000 to 28,000 cubic metres per day offshore oil production proposal located in the Jeanne d'Arc basin, approximately 340 kilometres offshore of St. John's. The proposal consists of an offshore oil production system and associated facilities. A project description was submitted in March 2009 and the review was completed in January 2012.

budget 2012Look at the picture – right – that includes a dot for the dam and some dashed lines for the transmission lines for it.

Go a bit farther down the page and find this reference:

Eliminating this tariff will lower business costs by $30 million annually, improve the competitiveness of the energy industry, including electricity generation in Newfoundland and Labrador …

Interesting.  The federal government is going to make it cheaper to bring certain things into the country – like say oil, coal, and natural gas? – that would make it cheaper for you to make electricity in Canada.

Now go back to your search.

Look high.

Look low.

Try and find the words “Muskrat Falls.”

Your humble e-scribbler couldn’t find them.

Couldn’t find “loan guarantee” or anything like it, either.

After that, it seemed kind of silly to look for phrases like “copper-fastened.”

- srbp -