Quebec partners with Gaz Metro for LNG

Province takes a $50 million stake in the $118 million project.

October 1, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL — The Quebec government and energy provider Gaz Metro are partnering to make liquefied natural gas available in 2016.

Capacity at the Gaz Metro plant in eastern Montreal will be tripled.

Quebec will have a $50 million stake in Gaz Metro LNG, the subsidiary responsible for marketing liquefied natural gas.

The $118 million project will begin in May 2015 and continue until June 2016.

Stornoway Diamonds will be the first mining company in Quebec to use liquefied natural gas and in the road transport sector, Transport Robert has a large fleet of vehicles running on the fuel. And the Société des traversiers du Québec will use liquefied natural gas for its three new ships starting in 2015, while Groupe Desgagnés ordered two of a series of ships.

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