Natural Gas: Affordable and Clean Energy for Canada’s North
Canada’s natural gas delivery industry supports partnerships with other industry, federal and territorial governments, and First Nation communities to provide affordable and clean energy to Canada’s North.
Communities and industries across Canada’s North are currently dependent on more expensive, higher emitting alternatives to natural gas to meet their heating and electricity needs.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is an affordable and clean energy solution for northern and remote communities. LNG is produced when pipeline quality natural gas is cooled to -162 degrees Celsius liquefying the gas and thereby reducing its volume by 620 times compared with natural gas at normal pressure. LNG can then be safely transported in storage tanks on trucks, ships, or rail to a regasification facility located near large industrial facilities (like mines) or communities in the North where it can be used for heat or to generate power. LNG as an energy solution in Canada’s North makes economic sense. The North is a new domestic market for Canada’s abundant natural gas resources, supports northern resource development, and is an affordable, clean energy choice.
The Northwest Territories Power Corporation is taking LNG trucked over 3,600 kilometres each way from a FortisBC LNG liquefaction plant in Delta, BC to Inuvik where it is regasified and used for power generation and heat. The result: significant cost savings and emission savings. Click here to read more.
LNG For Stornaway Diamond Corp’s Renard Mine
In northern Quebec, LNG will be trucked from Montreal, Quebec for power generation and building an underground mine heating system at the Stornaway Diamond Corp.’s Renard Mine. Read more here about the first mine in Canada to use clean and affordable LNG.
LNG Trucked To Whitehorse, Yukon
In Whitehorse, Yukon, LNG will be trucked over 2,000 kilometres each way from a FortisBC LNG liquefaction plant in Delta, BC and used as an affordable and cleaner alternative to diesel for generating power. Click here to read more.