Woodfibre LNG Case Study

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 …show more content…
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 …show more content…
But that radius clips summer cabins and permanent residences at least twice throughout its journey through Howe sound. This brings problems which include but are not limited to: people not know about the safety radius, permanent residences being endangered when a tanker goes by, and also summer cabins are in danger. to research done over many years, as the LNG companies have wrongly told us[7], the LNG when leaking from a ship does not just evaporate and float up into the atmosphere. When LNG comes into contact with water it rapidly boils into natural gas, but the natural gas also carries water with it. So it remains near the surface of the water moving like a fog-of-death. There also is the risk of a crash because Howe Sound is so narrow. That would be the worst case scenario. The Woodfibre LNG facility must not be built to stop LNG supertankers from destroying Howe Sound. The Woodfibre LNG plant must not pass the environmental assessment and must not be built. First, because the influence of having massive supertankers coming through a narrow channel like Howe sound is unsafe. Secondly, because the hazards of a LNG facility in Howe Sound is extensive. Lastly, the Woodfibre LNG plant must not be built because the imminent and possible risks of a the

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