Gas is cooled to minus 160 degrees Celsius.
Think of LNG as clear-cut logging with no opportunity to replant. The BC government comes up with a “plan” to burn one-third of the trees to power the mill that does not cut-up any of the logs, rather, the plant changes them from round to square, in order to save space for shipping to Asian markets. Consider these logs are what many of us use to heat our homes (or run sawmills).
All new “natural” gas development in BC is gathered by way of unconventional gas wells. Unconventional gas wells collect fracked gas. The process: take water from a creek or lake, mix it with secret poisons, and pump it underground to open up cracks, keep them open and allow the “natural” gas to escape. The transport of fracked natural gas is not why we should be concerned about LNG. It is the fracking and the cooling.
The cooling comes from the massive generators/freezers that burn one-third of the gas to cool the other two-thirds of the gas. Industry reports that one-third of the gas is burned during transport, for cooling and shipping.
The same energy that is currently used to heat your home will be burned to make electricity to power the cooling. By design, one-third of our gas goes up in smoke.
Although a gas spill (vapour) goes into the air, we should be aware of how it is collected, and the adverse health effects on people living and working near well sites and cooling terminals.
If you think it is all “natural”… look up The Common Sense Canadian, online. They use math, economics, science and futuristic stuff like that to describe fracking and LNG. LNG does not make economic, health or environmental sense to me.
But if you replace the L in LNG with Liquidated rather than Liquefied, it begins to make more sense.
Mikael Jensen, Terrace, B.C.