AltaGas is moving forward to develop several small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities after the Dawson Creek city council approved the development permit for one of the LNG facilities.
Dawson Creek is a city in northeastern British Columbia, Canada.
The new LNG facility will convert pipeline quality natural gas into LNG. The total capacity will be approximately 20,000 gallons of LNG per day. The LNG facility will offer an alternative to diesel fuel.
The total project investment is estimated at CAD$$22 million. This is part of the AltaGas's plans to develop LNG facilities for a total investment of CAD$250 million. AltaGas expects to deliver 500,000 gallons per day of LNG by end of decade.
On 20 June 2014 British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and AltaGas executive vice president corporate development John Lowe, signed a Letter of Intent to grow the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the province.
Premier Christy Clark stated:
LNG is a cleaner, cheaper energy source for northern communities. This Letter of Intent is another milestone for the development of B.C.'s LNG industry - not just for export, but also here at home.
John Lowe commented:
AltaGas is working to bring cleaner, more affordable energy to British Columbians. We look forward to working with the Province to make LNG a viable option for B.C. residents and industry, and to help establish a competitive LNG export industry in the province as well.
There are currently 13 proposed LNG export projects in B.C., nine of which already have approved export licenses from the National Energy Board, including Triton LNG in which AltaGas has a 50% interest.