Woodfibre LNG will align with the Government of Canada’s targets to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. In support of our commitment to be a net zero facility, we voluntarily joined the federal Net-Zero Challenge in August 2022.

“We’re proud to be an original signatory of the Net-Zero Challenge and look forward to sharing our exciting plans to reach that goal soon. Government initiatives, such as the Net-Zero Challenge, are key drivers of innovation and new developments in Canada’s natural gas industry, and one of the reasons we will be able to share the world’s lowest-emission LNG with international markets that need it most.”– Christine Kennedy, Woodfibre LNG President

An important part of our pledge to become a net zero facility is to maintain transparency regarding our emissions data. To deliver on this, we engaged a Canadian third-party consultancy to validate our anticipated facility emissions profile, based on current design elements. The results of the validation found that the carbon intensity of our export facility will be less than 0.05 tonnes CO2e per tonne of LNG, well below the B.C. regulatory benchmark of 0.16.

The methodology used for validating our emissions profile is consistent with the specifications presented in the B.C. Ministry of Environment’s emission reporting regulations and requirements and best practice principles for the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and GHG Neutral Framework. This is the same methodology that Woodfibre LNG will use to quantify emissions on an annual basis once operational.

Woodfibre LNG facility estimated emissions during operations based on current design

Emissions CategoryTonnes of CO2e per year
1. Stationary Combustion & Flaring48,625
2. Mobile Combustion2,912
3. Venting13,023
4. Fugitive Losses31,218
5. Emissions due to imported energy*8,544
TOTAL (tCO2e)
TOTAL carbon intensity (tCO2e / tLNG)
104,322
0.0497

*Note: Emissions due to imported energy is related to BC Hydro, but as the 100% Clean Electricity Delivery Standard is implemented as part of CleanBC, this category would reduce to zero and the overall total would reduce to 95,786 tCO2e.