Overview

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Meeting energy and environmental needs

The Gazoduq Project involves the construction of a 750 km underground gas transmission line. The proposed line is needed to transport Western Canadian natural gas to  Énergie Saguenay, a future natural gas liquefaction facility in Quebec. This is a major industrial project for both the Quebec and Canadian economies that will generate significant economic benefits over the short, medium, and long-term.

 
The Gazoduq Project will help reduce global GHG emissions as the Énergie Saguenay facility will export LNG that is anticipated to replace coal and fuel oil in Europe, Asia and potentially other global markets. 
 

The Project will contribute to strengthening Quebec’s and Canada’s position as leaders in the global fight against climate change. 

Why the need for a new natural gas transmission line?

The natural gas line will supply natural gas and will enable the construction and operation of a natural gas liquefaction facility in Saguenay that will use renewable hydro-electricity power.  This facility will set a new benchmark for environmental performance in the LNG industry and will generate 80% fewer GHG emissions compared to similar plants.

Gazoduq will also have the ability to support natural gas needs along the route through local distributors. 

 

Decades of safe cohabitation with gas lines 

The new natural gas transmission line will be connected to the main natural gas transportation system in northeastern Ontario and will only transport natural gas. 

There are thousands of kilometre of natural gas lines in Quebec and Ontario.
In fact, in many towns and cities across the country, gas transmission and distribution lines are located underground, unnoticed, and people have been living safely for decades alongside these infrastructure. 

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