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CANADIAN LNG PROVIDER JOINS SEA\LNG

Thursday, October 24, 2019 

SEALNG, the multi-sector industry coalition accelerating the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has added Canadian LNG provider FortisBC to the growing coalition.

Peter Keller, Chairman, SEALNG, said: “We’re pleased to welcome FortisBC to the SEALNG coalition. Our North American member network grows as the appetite for LNG as marine fuel expands across the globe.”

FortisBC brings to the coalition nearly 45 years’ experience in LNG production in Western Canada. It owns and operates two LNG facilities on the west coast; its Tilbury LNG facility began operations in 1971, while its Mount Hayes facility on Vancouver Island launched operations in 2011.

Douglas Stout, VP external relations and market development at FortisBC said: “Our work in LNG is an important element within our campaign to reduce emissions from our customer base by 30% by the year 2030 – one of the most ambitious emissions reduction targets in the Canadian utility sector. We’re proud to be a member of SEALNG, continuing our close work with industry partners to help displace the use of heavier carbon fuels in marine applications and overseas through marine bunkering and small-scale exports.”

FortisBC has developed truck-to-ship bunkering solutions and technologies in collaboration with its customers to advance the use of LNG in the domestic marine sector. A separate company, WesPac Midstream LLC, is proposing a marine jetty on the Fraser River adjacent to the Tilbury LNG facility to facilitate ship-to-ship bunkering for domestic and trans Pacific vessels.

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