After extraction from the ground in northeast B.C., and some processing at the extraction site, raw natural gas will be transported to the coast for conversion into LNG. New pipeline infrastructure will support B.C.’s LNG opportunity by moving raw natural gas to the coast.
Once the raw natural gas has arrived at the coast, it will be converted to a liquid. This is done by chilling the gas to -160 degrees Celsius. As a liquid, natural gas condenses to approximately 1/600th of its normal volume, making it safe and economically efficient to transport overseas via marine vessels built specifically for LNG transport. LNG is not transported by pipeline – it leaves B.C.’s coast on these special LNG marine vessels.