Small-scale LNG makes in-roads in Canada's far north

This paper highlights activities at three communities in northern Canada to deliver liquefied natural gas: Whitehorse and Watson Lake (in Yukon) and Inuvik (in Northwest Territories). Although the Mackenzie River Delta is rich in oil and gas, residents of Yukon and Northwest Territories suffer from...

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Main Author: White, Bill
Corporate Author: Office of the Federal Coordinator (OFC)
Publisher:Office of the Federal Coordinator (OFC)
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Summary:This paper highlights activities at three communities in northern Canada to deliver liquefied natural gas: Whitehorse and Watson Lake (in Yukon) and Inuvik (in Northwest Territories). Although the Mackenzie River Delta is rich in oil and gas, residents of Yukon and Northwest Territories suffer from energy supplies, who up to now are heavily dependent on propane and diesel brought into communities. LNG is now being trucked in. If Western Copper and Gold Corporation opens the copper-gold mine Casino, its electrical need would require investment in a close-by LNG plant, which would benefit the region. Yukon Energy in Whitehorse uses deiesel generators and a hydro plant on the Yuikon River. Environmental activists point out concerns about natural gas development in Yukon.
Physical Description:14 p.
Notes:October 2013