Speeches


CLEAN ENERGY BC / November 8, 2016

Thank you to Clean Energy BC for inviting me to be the luncheon speaker this afternoon. Before I begin, I would also like to thank the Coast Salish people for allowing me to enter their traditional territory. Today, I’d like to give you some fresh insight on the present state of the liquefied natural gas […]

Energy Council Of Canada / May 10, 2016

Thank you for that kind introduction. And a big thank-you to the Energy Council for inviting me to be the luncheon speaker this afternoon. Today, I’d like to give you some fresh insight on the present state of the liquefied natural gas or LNG industry in British Columbia, particularly against the backdrop of current oil […]

Construction Labour Relations Association / September 16, 2015

Thank you for that kind introduction Clyde. And a big thank-you to the BC Construction Labour Relations Association for inviting me to be the luncheon speaker this afternoon. Before I begin, I would also like to thank the Secwepemc people for allowing me to enter their traditional territory. This afternoon, I’d like to give you […]

LNG shipping has an enviable safety record / August 5, 2015

Captain Stephen Brown is the president of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia. The United States is about to do it. Australia, Russia, Indonesia and even tiny Trinidad and Tobago already do it. They all export liquefied natural gas by sea to world markets, creating enormous benefits for their citizens. A proposal in Nova […]

Western Canada Pipe Trades Conference / June 18, 2015

Thank you for your kind introduction. And a big thank-you, to the organizers of the Western Canada Pipe Trades Conference for inviting me to speak at your conference. I am pleased to be with you this morning and look forward to today’s proceedings and discussions. I have been to Calgary many times over the years […]

Juan de Fuca Orthopaedic Conference / April 18, 2015

Thank you for that kind introduction XXXXX. And thank you to the Juan de Fuca Orthopaedic Conference for inviting me to speak tonight. Before I begin, however I would also like to thank the Coast Salish people for allowing me to enter onto their traditional territory. Pause  The title of my speech references “Energizing the […]

Speech to Canadian Energy Research Institute / March 3, 2015

Mr. David Keane, President BC LNG Alliance Calgary, Alberta   Thank you for that kind introduction Dinara. And a big thank you to the Canadian Energy Research Institute for inviting me to be the keynote speaker as we begin Day 2 of this important conference. I am pleased to be with you this morning and […]

BC Building Trades AGM / February 18, 2015

Introduction Thank you for your kind words. It’s a privilege to be in Victoria, and I am delighted to address members of the BC Building Trades. There is no better organization to discuss L-N-G than the BC Building Trades.   Established in 1967 your organization and members have a long history in helping build this province. […]

BC Power Symposium / January 27, 2015

Introduction Thank you for your kind words. It’s a privilege to be here this afternoon, and I am delighted to address participants at the B-C Power Symposium. Before I begin, I would also like to thank the Coast Salish people for allowing me to enter their traditional territory. There is no better location to discuss […]

Vancouver Sun Op/Ed / January 15, 2015

Even before British Columbians rang in the new-year, doomsayers were already declaring the death of BC’s nascent LNG industry.   Falling energy prices have inspired critics to play into those fears.  As president of the BC LNG Alliance I am here to say the critics speak too soon.  Present energy market volatility masks a tremendous LNG […]

Independent Contractors AGM Speech / November 25, 2014

By David Keane Introduction Phil, thank you for your kind words.  It’s a privilege to be here this evening, and I am delighted to address members of the Independent Contractors and Business Association. Before I begin, I would also like to thank the Coast Salish people for allowing me to enter their traditional territory. Prior […]

Speech to Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce / November 19, 2014

By David Keane Introduction John, thank you for your kind words and the opportunity to speak today to the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce. I am delighted to be joining you, along with the panelists who will be speaking shortly about the challenges and opportunities of operating a small business. But, before I begin, I […]

Remarks to the Vancouver Board of Trade / October 8, 2014

By David Keane Thank you for those kind words Rod. And Ian, thank you for inviting the B.C. LNG Alliance to participate in the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Energy Forum. I am delighted to be with you this afternoon. And I’m honoured to be on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people. I also […]