Lng Is Planning For Build A Liquified Natural Gas ( Lng ) Facility Seven Kilometres South West Of Squamish

1042 Words Oct 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Woodfibre LNG is planning to build a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility seven kilometres south-west of Squamish. The facility will be a link to the tankers that will bring the LNG to the rest of the world to meet rising energy demand. With the building of this facility there will be a new liquid natural gas pipeline from Greater Vancouver. LNG occurs when natural gas is cooled to -160C° and condensates from a gaseous state to a liquid state. Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon consisting primarily of methane, but it also contains small amounts of ethane, propane, butane and pentanes which are useless to this specific industry. Natural gas is found in deep underground rock formations or associated with other hydrocarbon reservoirs in coal beds and as methane clathrates[5]. The purpose of this essay is to argue that the Woodfibre LNG plant must not pass the environmental assessment and must not be built. The primary reasons for this: 1. the imminent and possible risks of a new pipeline will have significant negative environmental impact; 2. the location of a LNG facility in Howe Sound could mean extensive damage will be done to the marine ecosystem; and 3. the presence of massive LNG supertankers travelling through a narrow channel like Howe Sound is unsafe. To fully operate this LNG facility to it 's maximum efficiency a larger natural gas pipeline coming from Coquitlam is required. This new pipeline will be built adjacent to the already existing Fortis…

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