LNG in BC – What’s the Story?

Natural Gas

There is an enormous supply of natural gas in Northeast B.C. – an estimated 3,400 trillion cubic feet – primarily in four key areas: the Horn River Basin, the Montney, the Liard Basin and the Cordova Embayment. This is enough natural gas to support energy needs in Canada and around the world for more than 150 years.

Liquefied Natural Gas

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been chilled to -160°C. Once chilled, the natural gas becomes a liquid, condensing to 1/600th of its original volume. It is now safer and more efficient to transport overseas. LNG is loaded onto specially designed ships and sent to foreign markets. There, it is reheated and converted back into a gaseous state and used to generate power and heat homes.


LNG Information Kits

Did you know the natural gas industry uses less than half of 1% of the annual water runoff in northeastern B.C. for hydraulic fracturing? Did you also know that if China switched from coal to natural gas today, its carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced by up to 40%? For more interesting facts about LNG in B.C., download the new LNG Information Kits today.

Click here to download the entire kit or click on the images below to view a specific section:

LNG Information Kit Poster:


LNG - What's the Story:


LNG - The Basics:


LNG - What's the Plan:


LNG - The Facts:


LNG - Water Use:


LNG - Drinking Water:


LNG Pipelines:


LNG Vessels:


LNG as a Clean Fuel:


LNG - Environment:


LNG - The Benefits: