Kitsault LNG to include Dedicated Energy Corridor pipe
The independent Canadian company Kitsault Energy (Kitsault) is proposing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal project offering the shortest way from the shale gas fields in the north of British Columbia in Canada to Asia.
With a lot of natural resources and no unemployment issues, Canada is pushing all opportunities to lead the gas race to Asia.
Among the dozen of LNG export terminal project flourishing on the west coast of Canada, Kitsault Energy Project has been investigating the shortest route from the shale gas fields in the north of British Columbia, Alberta and Asia.
In the 1980s, Kitsault was busy with molybdenum mining activities leaving all the infrastructures for the revival of a local industry at minimum impact on the environment.
Alice Arm deep water guaranties easy access for LNG carriers all along the year from Pacific Ocean.
Kitsault is fully distributed in electricity by BC Hydro Power utility.
Compared with other LNG export terminal projects planned along Canada west coast, Kitsault inland position explains its shortest distance from shale gas fields in B.C. and Alberta, saving up to 200 kilometers on inlet gas pipeline.
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In this context, Kitsault Energy is willing to propose a Kitsault LNG project minimizing capital expenditure in respect with the submitted export license of 20 million tonnes per year (t/y) of LNG during 25 years.
To do so, Kitsault Energy Project should include:
– Export LNG terminal
Because of its size, Kitsault Energy Project will be developed in phases.
– First inlet gas pipeline
– Floating LNG (FLNG) vessel
– Onshore storage
– Port facilities
These additional LNG trains should be built onshore.
Even if this solution may increase the capital expenditure, compared with conventional gas turbines, it reduce significantly the operating costs by much higher efficiency and longer operating periods.