Comments on the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Tilbury LNG Marine Jetty Project
The Tilbury Environmental Assessment lacks robust analysis on the impact of using LNG as a marine fuel.
Tilbury LNG plant expansion jeopardizes Canada's climate goals
If approved, FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG plant expansion proposal in British Columbia, Canada, will provide berthing and loading facilities for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers and bunker vessels with a carrying capacity of up to 100,000 cubic meters for a minimum of 30 years. The Tilbury Environmental Assessment lacks robust analysis on the impact of using LNG as a marine fuel.
- The proposal does not accurately characterize the near-term impacts of LNG as a marine fuel.
- The life-cycle emissions of LNG as a marine fuel are not accounted for, and the calculations of emissions that favor LNG are not transparent.
- The proposal does not consider the risks of the LNG infrastructure becoming a stranded asset.
The Tilbury LNG expansion needs to account for the policy and climate landscape that urges for near-term actions that limit global warming, such as reducing methane emissions, which has a strong warming potential. Furthermore, expanding the LNG infrastructure on land to power sea vessels directly impacts human health and well-being. Methane’s effects must be considered beyond climate change and air pollution.
For more information, read our Comments on the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Tilbury LNG Marine Jetty Project.