Liquefied natural gas facilities

FortisBC owns and operates two liquefied natural gas (LNG) in British Columbia. These facilities have a variety of special features designed for the safe handling of LNG—including sophisticated monitoring, control and alarm systems. Regular maintenance and upgrading of equipment, operator training, safety equipment and continuous process monitoring ensure safe operation.

Mt. Hayes facility near Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

Since 2011, this facility has helped keep natural gas costs lower even when demand is high, so our customers can keep their heat and stoves on during system interruptions. In 2012 we developed an equity partnership with the Stz’uminus (Chemainus) First Nation and Cowichan tribes.

The 20 hectare Mt. Hayes facility is located approximately six km northwest of Ladysmith. The storage facility, supplied by FortisBC’s existing pipeline systems, holds 1.5 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas.

Tilbury Island facility in Delta

In operation since 1971, our LNG Facility on Tilbury Island in Delta, BC is located near the FortisBC transmission pipeline system just a few kilometres from metropolitan Vancouver.

Tilbury Phase 1 LNG expansion

Learn more about the Tilbury Phase 1 LNG Expansion Project, which could help meet the long-term projected demand for LNG as a marine fuel.

Tilbury Phase 2 LNG expansion

Learn more about the Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Expansion Project, which could improve the resiliency of our gas system and help meet the long-term projected demand for LNG as a lower carbon alternative fuel for marine, overseas and regional customers. Liquefied natural gas is a lower-carbon fuel that has significantly less sulphur oxides, particulates, or nitrogen oxides emissions when compared with coal or diesel.

Contact the Tilbury LNG facility

If you have questions about the Tilbury Island facility or would like to make a complaint related to air emissions, please contact us at 1-855-576-7133, [email protected] or 7555 Hopcott Road, R.R. #5 Delta, BC, V4G 1B7.