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With exports to the U.S. declining, Canada’s industry is exploring new markets for Canadian natural gas. Several liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals are proposed on Canada’s West Coast. Asian energy demand continues to grow, with China’s demand for natural gas growing five per cent annually.
Asian markets would be an eight-day to 11-day sail from proposed LNG terminals on Canada’s West Coast.
Natural gas is an important part of Canada’s economy, providing thousands of jobs and significant revenue for provincial and federal governments.
The natural gas sector employed more than 172,000 Canadians in direct, indirect and induced jobs in 2010. This number is expected to nearly double to 317,000 jobs across Canada by 2035.
Source: CERI 2011
Debolt Water Treatment Plant
The water treatment plant — the first of its kind in North America — takes sour, saline water from the Debolt formation, an aquifer approximately 700 metres below potable water sources. The plant pumps the water to the surface, removes the hydrogen sulfide, and then Encana and Apache use the water for hydraulic fracturing in the Horn River Basin. more
Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project
In September 2012, Shell Canada and the City of Dawson Creek opened the Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project. The facility, with a capacity of 4,000 cubic metres per day, treats municipal waste water for use in Shell’s Groundbirch natural gas venture and the City of Dawson Creek’s municipal operations. more