Safety

Marine Safety

Safely transported

for over

50 years

LNG has been transported safely worldwide for more than 50 years. Over that period, more than 71,000 loaded LNG voyages covering about 151 million miles have occurred without any significant incidents at sea or in port.

LNG carriers are specially designed and used only for LNG transport. They are double-hulled and have sophisticated leak detection technology, safety monitoring systems and advanced navigation equipment to ensure the LNG is transported safely.

LNG is transported using state-of-the-art double-hulled carriers with advanced leak detection systems

Facility Safety

As a new industry to B.C., producers have the advantage of being able to build and operate the most modern and safest LNG facilities in the world.

LNG facilities have multiple layers of protection, including:

  • highly trained certified operators
  • spill containment systems

  • fire protection systems
  • multiple gas, flame, smoke and low- and high-temperature detectors and alarms
  • automatic and manual shut-down systems
  • video surveillance systems

If LNG escapes into the atmosphere, it simply converts back to natural gas and mixes safely with the air.

The safety and security of our workers and the communities where we operate and live is our first priority

Producing Natural Gas

LNG facilities in B.C. will export natural gas from the northeastern region of B.C. where natural gas has been safely produced for decades.

Most of the natural gas will be extracted using hydraulic fracturing, a regulated, safe and proven technology in use since the 1960s. This process involves injecting a mix of water, sand and small amounts of additives down a cement-cased well and out through holes in a steel liner to crack the shale rock and allow gas to flow.

Here in B.C., much of the natural gas used to heat our homes, cook food and fuel vehicles, is produced using hydraulic fracturing.

Read more about natural gas production in B.C. 

In B.C. all hydraulic fracturing occurs at a depth many kilometers far below groundwater aquifers, so no contamination can happen. Wells are lined and cemented with steel casings to prevent the natural gas or hydraulic fracturing fluid from coming in contact with the water.