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 a 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).
We are currently assessing a study corridor between northeastern Ontario and the future Saguenay facility. Through pre-consultations with Indigenous representatives and other stakeholders over the course of the summer and fall 2018, that study corridor has been identified. Following consultations with stakeholders and Indigenous communities, the most optimal and feasible route from an environmental, socioeconomic, and technical standpoint will be identified within the study corridor.
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.
Gazoduq Inc. is announcing today the detailed calendar for 17 information and public consultation meetings that will be held over the coming weeks. The company encourages all residents to attend.
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.
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.