Notes from the Field: ACG Tour
Two ACG chapters in May led a trip to Kitimat, British Columbia, a city at the center of
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Canada’s efforts to expand liquefied natural gas production, a development that would
dramatically boost the country’s economy, despite political hurdles.
Fifty participants from ACG Calgary and ACG Edmonton flew to Kitimat on May 1 to
explore the area and hear from LNG experts and other stakeholders about plans for the
Racim Gribaa of Deloitte was among those who addressed the group, drawing on more
than 20 years of experience in the LNG industry. He explained how British Columbia’s
exports could fill the gap between supply and demand in the global market.
“Now is the time to launch LNG in Canada,” he said.
Experts explained why LNG can be stored and safely shipped to global markets.
Produced by cooling natural gas and converting it to liquid form, LNG is both nontoxic
and nonflammable; as a liquid, its volume is significantly more compact than its natural
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