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Project Overview

The Gazoduq Project (Project) consists of the construction and operation of a 750 km underground natural transmission line between northeastern Ontario and Saguenay, Quebec. The Project will supply natural gas from Western Canada to its primary customer  Énergie Saguenay, a future natural gas liquefaction plant that will set a new benchmark in the LNG industry for environmental performance and will be the main client of the Gazoduq project.

  • The Project, through its supply of natural gas, will help reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as the Énergie Saguenay facility will export LNG to Europe, Asia and potentially other global markets. In doing so, the Project will facilitate the displacement of coal and fuel oil which are higher in GHG emissions and other pollutants.
  • The Énergie Saguenay Plant will use low-cost, renewable hydroelectricity to power the LNG facility, making it the lowest GHG emission LNG facility in the world (80% lower emissions than a typical LNG plant). It aims at being the greenest, most sustainable LNG plant on the planet, and will contribute to enabling Quebec and Canada to be global leaders in the fight against climate change. For details on the Energie Saguenay LNG Project please visit: http://energiesaguenay.com/en/
  • According to Transport Canada, gas transmission lines are the safest mode of energy transportation (*Source: Transport Canada). 

 

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Preferred Planning Area



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Using the information obtained during the consultation process, our team of experts established a preliminary route within a preferred planning area (PPA) with low potential for social and environmental impacts. Its width varies, but averages about 400 metres. It is this area that will be inventoried in the environmental impact assessment statement.

A Collaborative Approach

 

Our vision is to develop a responsible, benchmark project, in close collaboration with the communities along the route.

We are committed to building a natural gas transmission line that respects local and Indigenous practices and culture, by minimizing the impacts on plants and wildlife and maximizing local economic benefits. This project will be executed diligently and transparently, while providing fact-based communication on the Project. Our approach is based on three essential principles:

  • Information exchange
  • Respecting Indigenous communities and stakeholders
  • Constructive dialogue

We wish to create positive relationships with host communities along the route as well as develop business partnerships with Quebec and Ontario companies along the way.

 

 

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Information exchange
Respecting Indigenous communities and stakeholders
Constructive dialogue
Dernières nouvelles
Annulation des rencontres avec les propriétaires privés prévues au Saguenay et au Lac-Saint-Jean
May 21, 2019

Gazoduq a pris la décision d’annuler les rencontres prévues dans la région avec ceux et celles dont les propriétés sont situées à l’intérieur de la zone d’aménagement privilégiée de la conduite souterraine de transport de gaz naturel. À cet effet, notre équipe a communiqué avec l’ensemble des propriétaires concernés pour les en aviser. Ces rencontres avaient pour objectif d’informer les propriétaires quant à l’autorisation qui leur sera demandée d’accéder à leur terrain afin de réaliser des inventaires de la faune et de la flore dans le contexte de l’étude d’impact environnemental du projet qui est présentement en développement. L’équipe de Gazoduq souhaite mettre en place les meilleures conditions possible afin de favoriser un dialogue franc, courtois et transparent. Il nous apparait essentiel d’avoir un espace de dialogue spécifique aux propriétaires, puisqu’ils ont des préoccupations légitimes qui sont propres à leur situation. C’est ce qui a motivé notre décision. Nous allons donc poursuivre les rencontres avec les propriétaires de façon individuelle de façon à pouvoir reprendre ce dialogue et répondre à toutes leurs questions. Ceux-ci seront contactés prochainement à cet effet.

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Did you know ?

Natural gas is not like oil. Lighter than air, it rises and then quickly disperses in the atmosphere without leaving a trace. Natural gas is insoluble. An underwater leak will cause bubbles to form that will rise quickly to the surface and then dissipate in the air, unlike petroleum products, which generally float on the water before evaporating.

Safety Management

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Q. How can the public become involved in the consultation process leading up to construction of the natural gas line?

R. Formal public consultations will begin soon and will continue until the start of construction. In addition to these consultations, the public will be able to attend information meetings in readily accessible locations which are still to be determined, but that will be near the proposed route. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to express themselves during the review process at both the federal and provincial levels. The purpose of these consultations, information meetings and other forums are to ensure, on the one hand, that the public is fully informed of all aspects of the project and, on the other, that they will have the opportunity share their concerns, proposals and suggestions, both with the promoter and the relevant authorities.

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