LNG focus of Fraser River Dialogue in New West

The final Fraser River Dialogue of 2018 is taking a look at what liquefied natural gas means for the Might Fraser.

 With a large export terminal coming to Kitimat, another terminal proposed near Squamish and other projects in the works along the coast, Fraser River Discovery Centre has chosen to feature a conversation about LNG at its next Fraser River Dialogue.

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 “LNG is certainly the latest resource buzzword, but not a lot of people know what it really is, how it works or what its potential implications are for the province of B.C.,” said Stephen Bruyneel, executive director of Fraser River Discovery Centre. “Even fewer know that FortisBC – B.C.’s largest energy provider – already has two LNG facilities, one of which has been operating on the Fraser River at Tilbury Island for more than four decades. Given this high level of interest, we are very pleased that FortisBC will be joining us Thursday, Nov. 29th to talk about what LNG means for the Fraser River, including the environmental and economic outlook of this increasingly popular energy source.”

The Fraser River Dialogue series was launched by the FRDC as a forum for public education and discussion on important issues related to the Fraser River. The BC LNG Association is the presenting sponsor of the presentation that’s taking place on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Dr.

“LNG may be new for many British Columbians but it has been shipped safely around the world for more than five decades,” Gillian Robinson, director for the BC LNG Alliance, said in a press release. “We are entering a new era for LNG, with unprecedented global demand expected to surge over the next two decades. B.C. has an important role to play by helping meet this demand with what will be the lowest-emission LNG produced anywhere in the world thanks to B.C.’s stringent environmental regulations and carbon tax.”

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.fraserriverdiscovery.org.

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