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Province supports proposal for LNG ship-refuelling facility
Oct 24, 2019
To help address the increased need for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the maritime sector, the B.C. government is joining the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and FortisBC to establish the first ship-to-ship LNG marine refuelling — or bunkering — service on the west coast of North America.
“Establishing British Columbia as an LNG bunkering hub for regional and international vessels is a rare opportunity for the Province to take meaningful climate action, while also seizing an economic opportunity provided by British Columbia’s world-class natural gas resources. Replacing common marine fuel with FortisBC’s LNG is not only advantageous cost-wise for the operator, but leads to GHG emission reductions of up to 26%, as well as a 95% reduction in air contaminants, such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. It is a core activity within our plans to meet our goal to reduce customers’ emissions by 30% by the year 2030.”
– Roger Dall’Antonia, president and CEO, FortisBC