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    The Énergie Saguenay project's development

     Énergie Saguenay is an innovative, carbon-neutral hydro-powered liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) export project located  at the Port of Saguenay in Quebec, Canada.  The 11 million tonnes per annum facility will receive, liquefy, and export over 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Western Canada.  Due to its compelling location and advantages, the Project is ideally positioned to deliver LNG to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America in order to replace coal, oil, and other high polluting energy sources



    Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

    LNG is natural gas that has been cooled to approximately -160° Celsius.  It is clear, colourless, odorless, and non-toxic, and is ranked among the safest and most preferred energy sources.  It can be used in a variety of ways including for cooking, heating, and to generate electricity. LNG is a clean energy source as it emits less greenhouse gases and does not contain polluting particles, unlike coal and diesel. LNG is considered to be a helpful complement to intermittent renewable power sources, such as solar and wind, in the fight against climate change.  Discover the unique properties that make LNG an energy in high demand worldwide.

    Liquefied natural gas, a safe source of energy  


    What is the role of LNG and natural gas in the energy transition?

    One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is meeting growing global energy needs while simultaneously tackling climate change and GHG emissions. LNG is a clean and efficient energy source.  In the context of the current energy transition sought by the Paris Accords, LNG represents an excellent alternative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help combat global climate change by substituting more pollutive energy around the world.  Discover the role of natural gas and LNG in the energy transition.




    Transparent and upstream consultation mechanisms

    GNL Quebec strives to be a leader in the LNG industry in terms of health, safety, social responsibility, and the environment.

    Thus, a community consultation plan was implemented to involve the local community from the early stages of the Énergie Saguenay project. The plan includes advisory committees, a community liaison office, numerous meetings with stakeholders in the field, a Twitter account, and a Facebook page focused on exchanges with local communities.


    Project improvements resulting from the consultations

    Project improvements resulting from the consultations

    This continuous consultative process has enabled GNL Québec to make numerous improvements to the project in order to reduce the environmental and social impacts while maximizing the benefits for the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region.

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The project brings together industry experts

Énergie Saguenay is being developed by GNL Quebec, a Quebec company with headquarter located in Saguenay (Chicoutimi). Led by an experienced team, the project benefits from the support of large investors with experience in LNG projects in North America and around the world.

Additionally, GNL Québec has brought together the best local and international professionals who are highly skilled in all aspects of the development, including environmental expertise, engineering, commercial, legal, technical, finance, and community relations.



Énergie Saguenay, first large-scale carbon-neutral LNG facility in the world

Énergie Saguenay, first large-scale carbon-neutral LNG facility in the world

GNL Québec’s commitment to environmental stewardship extends further than its own development. While GNL Quebec has committed to develop and operate a carbon-neutral facility, the Project further supports the fight against climate change by offering lowest-GHG emitting LNG in the world as a significantly cleaner alternative to coal, fuel oil, and even traditional LNG from incumbent suppliers. Thus, GNL Quebec is doing its part in the fight against global climate change in accordance with the recommendations of the IPCC.

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