Thanks for the question.
Just to clarify, Woodfibre LNG is not directly involved in the extraction of natural gas. Instead, we plan to purchase natural gas in the open market and it will be delivered to the Woodfibre LNG Project site through an expanded FortisBC pipeline.
That said, we do believe that in B.C., natural gas is being produced safely.
The exploration, production, process transmission of natural gas within the province is regulated by the Oil and Gas Commission. The Commission is responsible for ensuring public safety, protecting the environment, conserving petroleum resources and ensuring equitable participation in production.
The BC LNG Alliance has some good resources that explain various elements of the process. This one is a helpful look at extraction and hydraulic fracturing.
Another good resource is CAPP’s Digging Deeper: Get the Facts on Natural Gas website.