Canadian Government support LNG ship-refuelling facility


The British Columbia Government has joined Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and FortisBC to establish the first ship-to-ship LNG marine refuelling – or bunkering – facility on the west coast of North America.

The new project will develop ship-to-ship bunkering enabling large vessels to be fuelled from a fuelling vessel which fills up at an on-shore jetty at Tilbury Island on the Fraser River.

“We are confident in BC’s ability to join the global network of ports that deliver clean-burning LNG direct to the ships of the future,” said Premier John Horgan of British Columbia.

“This will allow BC to have a direct impact on global emissions by reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from visiting vessels.”

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