The Cleanest LNG In the World? How to slash carbon pollution from wellhead to waterline in BC
Author: Clean Energy Canada | James Glave & Jeremoy Moorhouse
The provincial government has stated that BC’s natural gas industry will be the “cleanest in the world”. This discussion paper questions Christy Clark’s claim to “clean energy” and analyzes what policies government would need to employ, and what practices industry would need to adopt, in order to achieve this status. To meet the goal of “cleanest LNG in the world”, the report outlines three requirements. To start, gas companies should extract from shale gas deposits that have the lowest carbon dioxide content. Second, supply compression equipment with electricity – do not burn unconventional gas to supply the LNG facilities. Third, gas companies would need to be use renewable energy sources for additional power requirements at LNG facilities.