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Shell utilises green technologies at LNG Canada feeder project

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Reuters is reporting that, at a large natural gas field in northern British Columbia, Royal Dutch Shell Plc is utilising new, green technologies and processes to cut emissions. These steps are being taken in response to public and environmental group concerns that Canada’s growing LNG export industry poses a threat to the global environment.

The Groundbirch project, located above Canada’s richest shale gas deposit some 1110 km northeast of Vancouver, includes four gas plants and 500 wells covering an area the size of the city of New York.

Shell has already achieved great reductions in emissions by switching its most recent gas plant to hydro-electric power, and replacing diesel with natural gas in drilling. The company is now confronting the issue of methane with new electric components and a fuel cell trial.

The Groundbirch project will eventually supply the LNG Canada export terminal with gas. Upon arrival, the gas will be processed and cooled for exporting.

These efforts to make Groundbirch as green as possible serve to support experts who are touting LNG Canada as the world’s cleanest major LNG facility.

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