The more you know about LNG, the more Coastal GasLink makes sense
Common questions about natural gas and LNG:
What is LNG?
LNG stands for liquefied natural gas. The natural gas that will flow through the Coastal GasLink pipeline project will be in a gaseous form. When it reaches the LNG facility near Kitimat, B.C., it will be chilled to about -160 Celsius, transforming it into a liquid and compressing it to 1/600 of its original volume, so it’s easier to store and transport.
What is natural gas?
Natural gas is one of the world’s cleanest, safest and most useful energy sources. When burned, this colourless, odourless gas gives off a great deal of energy and few emissions. It is used to heat homes, cook, make crop fertilizer, fuel factories and more!
Why do we need another pipeline?
B.C. has an abundance of natural gas resources. Finding new global markets for B.C. natural gas will ensure continued economic opportunity for the province and its northern communities. The Douglas Channel, near Kitimat, B.C., provides a suitable coastal port for the export of liquefied natural gas to global markets, but accessing that port requires the construction of a new pipeline to transport the natural gas from northeast B.C
Why are we selling fossil fuels when the world is experiencing a climate change crisis?
Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. By making it available to global markets, it may replace other energy forms such as coal-fired electricity. That’s why natural gas is considered an ideal transition fuel as our society moves towards less carbon-intensive energy sources.
Learn more and watch our LNG Conversation video.