What is LNG anyway?
LNG is an acronym for Liquefied Natural Gas. LNG is a clear, colourless and non-toxic liquid which forms when natural gas is cooled to -162ºC (-260ºF). The cooling process shrinks the volume of the gas 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and ship. In its liquid state, LNG will not ignite.
When LNG reaches its destination, it is turned back into a gas at regasification plants. It is then piped to homes, businesses and industries where it is burnt for heat or to generate electricity. LNG is now also emerging as a cost-competitive and cleaner fuel, especially for shipping heavy-duty road transport.
LNG Projects in Prince Rupert
The Aurora LNG
The Aurora LNG is the company exploring the project for Digby Island is Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd., INPEX Corp and JGC Corp. The project would handle 24 million metric tonnes per year. It received its license from the National Energy Board on October 2014 to export for 25 years after its first export. The licence expires 10 years from the date of approval.
WCC LNG Ltd.
The project would initially export 15 million tonnes per year with the potential to expand to 30 million tonnes. The National Energy Board provided a licence in October 2016 to export up to 40 years after the first export of LNG. The company has submitted its pre-application to the federal and provincial environmental assessments.
Grassy Point LNG
In 2014, the Australian company, Woodside Energy Ltd., began geotechnical surveys on Grassy Point, near Prince Rupert. The National Energy Board granted a licence to export 20 million tonnes of LNG a year for up to 25 years in 2015. The project is exploring whether it will design an onshore or nearshore facility, and it has already has submitted a pre-application for the environmental assessment process.
Visit Prince Rupert
The previous year probably saw you enjoying your Amsterdam holiday, and that was surely a lot fun, especially with the Amsterdam bike rental which just doubled the fun. This year, however, make the Prince Rupert visit your vacation idea.