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LNG Canada proposes to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. Kitimat is well-suited for an LNG terminal as it is easily accessible via British Columbia’s largest coastal fjord – the Douglas Channel.
The project includes the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant, and facilities for the storage and export of liquefied natural gas, including marine facilities and shipping.
Natural gas from Northeastern B.C. and the Western Sedimentary Basin would be transported via a newly constructed pipeline to the LNG Canada terminal. TransCanada Pipelines will permit, construct, and own and operate the pipeline.
Once at the LNG Canada terminal, natural gas would be purified and turned into a liquid by cooling it to -162 degrees Celsius, which reduces its volume by 600 times. Natural gas in its liquid form is not contained under pressure, so it is non-explosive and evaporates when mixed with air. LNG is safe to store and for marine transport in insulated containers or vessels.
LNG Canada would become a significant energy infrastructure project for the province of B.C., and at peak construction, would create thousands of jobs, and hundreds of permanent jobs during operations.