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Gaz Métro LNG triples capacity of Montréal LNG plant

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Gaz Métro has announced that its subsidiary, Gaz Métro LNG L.P., has completed its expansion project tripling the capacity of its natural gas liquefaction plant in Montréal, Canada.

The project is supported by Gaz Métro and Investissement Québec, and will provide a major potential source of natural gas for the New England market. The plant’s annual liquefaction capacity has been increased from 3 billion ft3 to over 9 billion ft3.

Martin Imbleau, Senior Vice President, Operations, Transport and Development of New Energies at Gaz Métro, said: “In addition to serving robust demand for LNG in the Province of Québec, we have now, more than ever, an increased capacity to deliver LNG to local distribution companies, industries, and other customers in the Northeast US.

"Gaz Métro offers clean-burning, safe, affordable natural gas with a long and proven track record. We are the US Northeast’s neighbour, and we are pleased to be able to play a more significant role as New Englanders' energy solutions partner."

Gaz Métro LNG serves a number of clients in the Northeastern US, including National Grid’s Massachusetts and Rhode Island gas distribution companies.

John Vaughn, National Grid Vice President of Energy Procurement, added: “LNG plays an important role in meeting the needs of our customers on the coldest days of the year.

“Demand for natural gas in New England is rising, and partners like Gaz Métro allow us to diversify our supply chain and are playing an important role by providing LNG that lets us serve customers efficiently throughout the year.”

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