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Chevron Aims for World's Lowest Emission LNG Plant in New Kitimat Plan

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

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Chevron will seek approval to modify its plans for the Kitimat liquefied natural gas export facility on Canada's Pacific Coast to an all-electric design it says will result in the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per ton of LNG of any large project in the world, according to a recent filing with British Columbia's environmental assessment office.

As part of a fresh round of approvals sought, CVX says the propose project will become an "all-electric plant" powered by hydroelectricity, allowing expanded capacity without the corresponding increase in emissions of a traditional LNG facility. Liquefied natural gas is created by cooling gas to -260 degrees F in an energy-intensive process typically powered by burning natural gas; Kitimat LNG instead proposes electric motor drives to run all liquefaction, utility compressors, pumps and fans with hydropower bought from the provincial utility.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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