LNG produced by Woodfibre has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing coal in the production of electricity in Asia. Directly replacing coal-powered electricity with natural gas from Woodfibre LNG’s facility provides a 45% reduction in GHG emissions in the production of the same amount of electricity.
While LNG’s carbon advantage over other fossil fuels such as coal is well known, what is less known is how Woodfibre’s facility compares to other LNG production facilities. Woodfibre’s facility compares favourably to other LNG facilities both in B.C. and globally, operating at a lower emissions intensity and providing a distinct advantage in producing less emission-intensive LNG. The Woodfibre facility is a relatively small contributor to emissions in BC compared to other forms of heavy industry. Once operating, it would not rank in the top 25 largest emitters in the province. Woodfibre’s LNG facility delivers LNG at a lower emissions intensity than other comparable facilities, and by displacing coal, can reduce GHG emissions in other countries.