Firms plan to build two LNG liquefaction facilities in western Canada

19 November 2013 17:52  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Canadian energy firms Ferus Natural Gas Fuels and ENN Canada are planning to form a joint venture that will build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction plants in western Canada, they said on Tuesday.

The plants in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in Edmonton, Alberta, will primarily provide LNG for transportation uses, in particular in trucking, as well as marine and rail shipping.

Both facilities would initially provide 100,000 gal/day of LNG, “with the ability to expand as demand grows”, the companies said. Construction is expected to begin in early 2016. Financial details were not disclosed.

Henry Cai, CEO of ENN Canada, said that LNG would represent a cost savings of up to 40% compared with diesel, as well as a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Ken Hughes, Alberta's energy minister, added that the planned facilities would help build a market of LNG as transportation fuel in western Canada.

"It is another step on the road to finding new uses and new markets for our abundant natural gas resources [in Alberta] and in British Columbia," Hughes added.

Ferus specialises in building and operating cryogenic and micro-LNG plants and distribution equipment. ENN Canada has expertise in building and operating LNG and liquefied compressed natural (LCNG) gas stations.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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