LNG investment creates jobs in Canada


The government is supporting FortisBC’s investment of up to $400m  in the expansion of the Tilbury liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that will create over 300 person-years of jobs and economic development in the province.

The news was announced by Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy, Mines and Minister responsible for Core Review.

The government is exempting FortisBC’s expansion of its Tilbury LNG facility from a certificate of public convenience and necessity review by the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC). The facility, located on Tilbury Island in Delta, has been used for natural gas storage since 1971. It takes natural gas from the pipeline during periods of low demand and converts it into a liquid that can be stored. This exemption positions FortisBC to begin construction of an expansion that will provide LNG to transportation customers as a cleaner alternative to diesel. The facility is expected to be providing LNG fuel by mid-2016.

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