Greg D’Avignon and Denise Mullen: Ports along the West Coast are expanding their LNG fuelling infrastructure

2022-10-05 4:08:00 AM

Greg D’Avignon and Denise Mullen: Ports along the West Coast are expanding their LNG fuelling infrastructure

Greg D’Avignon and Denise Mullen: Ports along the West Coast are expanding their LNG fuelling infrastructure

With Tilbury Marine Jetty and expansion of Tilbury LNG facility, B.C. could also offer services to new generation of LNG\u002Dpowered vessels.

Back to video The marine sector is a logical area of opportunity.People relax at shore in Mazatlan, Mexico, Sunday, Oct.Written By Published: 5:06 PM Oct 3, 2022 A well-travelled intersection along Toronto’s King Street West will close for over a month to allow for street car track replacement, the City has announced.September 29, 2022 An export terminal on the West Coast providing access to global markets would be a game-changer for Canadian producers who have been maxing out the volumes they can push into the U.

For B.C.Hurricane Orlene, at Category 3 strength, is heading for a collision with Mexico's northwest Pacific coast between the tourist towns of Mazatlan and San Blas., the Tilbury Marine Jetty (now in the final stages of environment review) and the expansion of Fortis B.At times, this has lead to traffic backups heading into the intersection.C.Orlene lost some strength after roaring over the Islas Maria, a former prison colony being developed as a tourist draw.’s Tilbury LNG facility could displace marine diesel and bunker fuels in ships calling on B.S.

C.Sign up for The Climate Barometer, delivered right to your inbox The hurricane's winds slipped back to 100 mph (155 kph) early Monday, according to the U.Replacement buses will operate between Dundas West Station and the intersection of King West and York Street.waters.These two projects could reduce GHG emissions by as much as 1.National Hurricane Center.2 million tonnes per year, almost the equivalent of having 30 per cent of all new light-duty passenger vehicle sales sold in B.During the evening rush hour — 5-6 pm — the average trip took 63% longer.C.By Monday morning, Orlene was centred about 75 miles (120 kilometres) south of Mazatlan and was headed north at 9 mph (15 kph).If North American prices remain high … it could easily grow production by two (billion cubic feet of natural gas) per day.

be zero-emission, which would reduce GHG emissions by an estimated 1.3 million tonnes per year.The government of Jalisco state, where Puerto Vallarta is located, suspended classes Monday in towns and cities along the coast.With that in mind, the City rolled out a number of anti-congestion initiatives, including reducing the number of rush hour construction exemptions that are issued.Vancouver Sun Informed Opinion Sign up to know what's really happening by reading daily editorials and commentary by British Columbia's opinion leaders Email Address There was an error, please provide a valid email address.Sign Up By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc.The center said the storm would likely begin weakening as its moved closer to land.You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.George Street to Spadina Avenue, is also closed until mid-November for streetcar track replacement.A view of the LNG Canada site.

Postmedia Network Inc.It could bring flood-inducing rainfall of up to 10 inches (25 centimetres) in some places, as well as coastal flooding and dangerous surf.| 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300 Thanks for signing up! A welcome email is on its way.If you don't see it, please check your junk folder.Mexico's National Water Commission said Orlene could cause "mudslides, rising river and stream levels, and flooding in low-lying areas.The next issue of Vancouver Sun Informed Opinion will soon be in your inbox.We encountered an issue signing you up.The storm peaked early Sunday at Category 4 force with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph).So I’d like to see more than just LNG Canada phase one — we’d like to see both phases of LNG Canada and more projects on the West Coast.

Please try again Article content Meeting B.C.’s emissions reduction targets will take a multitude of incremental steps from all of us.Enabling LNG marine fuel bunkering through these two projects alone, which are funded through private sector investments, will get us more than four per cent closer to B.C.S.

’s total 2030 emissions reduction target, which is to be 40 per cent below 2007 GHG emissions levels.Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content Ninety per cent of all goods moved around the world travel on ocean-going vessels using diesel and marine bunker fuels.The volume of global freight is expected to triple by 2050, resulting in rising emissions from the movement of goods.But stringent international shipping regulations have created a shift toward liquified natural gas (LNG) as an alternative.In Kitimat, work can’t progress fast enough for LNG Canada’s investors, even as massive new pieces of equipment and machinery arrive almost weekly.

In response, ports along the west coast of North America and beyond are expanding their LNG fuelling infrastructure.DNV, the world’s largest shipping classification society, predicts that by 2030 LNG will account for 37 per cent of energy consumed on-board ships.As of May 2022, there were 805 orders for new LNG-powered vessels.To support this growth, new LNG infrastructure is required.Advertisement 4 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.28, 2022.

Article content B.C.LNG can meet some of this demand and creates much-needed economic activity.We shouldn’t squander it.LNG is an important fuel of the future.“It doesn’t really make sense to build a facility if you don’t think you’re going to get a lot of good use out of it for at least a decade, if not two decades,” Frey said.

B.C.’s natural gas (and thus LNG) also happens to be a resource with lower GHG intensity compared with LNG supplied elsewhere in the world, as verified by independent third parties.This means B.C.In the case of LNG Canada, built on Haisla Nation territory, the project has brought revenue, employment opportunities and more than 20 joint-venture partnerships with related businesses.

LNG can play a positive role in helping manage total global emissions and local air contaminants.But B.C.missed a chance in November 2020 when the Port of Vancouver welcomed NYK’s Sakura Leader, a new generation of vessel with a modern hull design and dual-fuel engines that can run on both LNG and traditional fuels.Unfortunately, the lack of LNG fuelling infrastructure in the Lower Mainland meant the Sakura Leader couldn’t fill up with LNG for its return voyage from the Port of Vancouver.Recommended from Editorial.

Advertisement 5 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content The Port of Long Beach in California has recognized the opportunity of alternative marine fuels for shipping.Last month, the first container vessel ship-to-ship LNG fuelling operation took place there.The Port of Tacoma, just south of Vancouver, is also building infrastructure to enable LNG marine fuelling and using B.C.

natural gas.B.C.need not be left behind.A partnership between affiliates of Fortis and Seaspan ULC is proposing the infrastructure needed to facilitate the fuelling of vessels like the Sakura Leader with LNG.

The Tilbury Marine Jetty in Delta will also produce beneficial outcomes for local Indigenous groups — an outcome consistent with recent research conducted by the MacDonald Laurier Institute where 65 per cent of Indigenous communities in Canada support natural resource development and want to be partners in projects like the one currently under review.Advertisement 6 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content The Tilbury Marine Jetty is a chance for B.C.to meet Indigenous aspirations for economic development, address a vital infrastructure challenge in the LNG supply chain on Canada’s West Coast, and contribute to managing global GHG emissions.

The proposal by Fortis supports all these goals.Without it, the new generation of less-emitting LNG powered vessels being used around the world will call at ports offering LNG fuelling services, resulting in lost economic benefits for all British Columbians.This infrastructure is needed today.Amid the global shift to lower-GHG intensive fuels for transporting people and goods, it’s essential for Port of Vancouver marine vessel operators to have both the infrastructure and options to switch to LNG.The Tilbury Marine Jetty is an opportunity, today, to support the development of a cleaner global marine industry.

The final stage of the project’s environmental assessment is ending soon.We should be saying yes to a cleaner marine transportation fuel.Greg D’Avignon is president and CEO of the Business Council of B.C.; Denise Mullen is director of Environment, Sustainability and Indigenous Relations at the council.

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