What is LNG?
LNG stands for liquefied natural gas. The natural gas that will flow through the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) Pipeline Project will be prepared for export when it reaches our customer’s facility. Pacific NorthWest LNG will chill the natural gas to appoximately -162 Celsius, transforming it into a liquid. LNG takes up 1/600 of its original volume, making it ideal for export. It is also non-explosive, non-toxic and non-corrosive.
What is natural gas?
Natural gas is one of the world’s cleanest and safest energy sources. Often used to heat our homes and operate household appliances, natural gas is also used to make crop fertilizer, fabrics, plastics and other everyday products.
Why is natural gas and LNG important?
Since natural gas is one if the cleanest burning fossil fuels there is an opportunity to reproduce dependencies on coal fired electricity. Providing clean burning Canadian LNG to global markets will create an opportunity for global consumers to shift towards a less carbon intensive fuel source.
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TransCanada operates over 68,000 km of natural gas pipelines that safely deliver 20 per cent of all natural gas consumed in North America every day.