Gazoduq intends to build an underground natural gas transmission line, nearly 780 km long, between northeastern Ontario and Saguenay to supply its main customer, the future Énergie Saguenay liquefaction plant. This natural gas will be exported to Asia and Europe to replace more polluting forms of energy, like coal and oil. The project represents an investment of $5 billion, which will generate significant economic benefits for Quebec and Ontario, and will contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions worldwide.
The Project will contribute to strengthening Quebec’s and Canada’s position as leaders in the global fight against climate change.
Natural gas emits significantly less GHGs than coal which causes pollutants that contribute to smog: a genuine global public health issue.
Natural gas emits significantly less GHGs than coal which causes pollutants that contribute to smog: a genuine global public health issue. Natural gas produces 57% less GHG than coal*. A form of energy we must turn to in order to reduce global GHG emissions.
Source: International Energy Agency (IEA)
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.
We believe that it is essential to confirm our position on this matter. Under no circumstances will our project serve any purpose other than for natural gas transportation. From both a technical and a regulatory perspective, the right-of-way (the cleared corridor that is referred to) will be used for one project only, namely, our own.
This innovative measure will significantly reduce the overall GHG emissions of our project. Compared to a traditional project that uses natural gas turbines, the use of hydroelectricity would prevent emissions of 376,880 t eq. CO2 annually, or the equivalent of the emissions generated by 80,760 cars. This is therefore a significant action that is part of the company's intention to move towards carbon neutrality for the project.