Liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities
FortisBC is the owner and operator of the only two LNG facilities 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.
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.
Learn more about our recent Tilbury expansion, and possible future facility enhancements to help meet the long-term projected demand for LNG as a cleaner transportation fuel and an important energy source for communities, industry and the marketplace.
- The Tilbury Island plant can liquefy 120,000 cubic metres (4.24 million cubic feet) of natural gas per day.
- Since LNG takes up 1/600th of the volume of gas, the tank, with a volume of 28,000 cubic metres, holds the equivalent of 17 million cubic metres (600 million cubic feet) of natural gas—enough gas to keep a community of 12,000 warm for about 45 very cold days.
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.
The 20-hectare Mt. Hayes facility is located approximately six kilometres northwest of Ladysmith. The storage facility, supplied by FortisBC’s existing pipeline systems, holds 1.5 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas.