a responsible project

The reasons why the Énergie Saguenay project is

a responsible and innovative project


The operation of a 100% carbon neutral natural gas liquefaction facility



Carbon neutrality consists of offsetting, through credible and scientifically recognized measures, all of the direct GHG emissions emitted by the Énergie Saguenay complex. In short, it is a matter of ensuring that as much CO2 is sequestered as the quantity produced by operations, each year, in order to achieve a zero emissions balance, therefore "carbon neutral".


A commitment to apply the most stringent environmental standards and requirements both in the design of the facilities and during the operation of the natural gas liquefaction facility


The development of rigorous and innovative programs relating to environmental management

The establishment of a monitoring program and transparent communication thereof  


The clean and renewable hydroelectricity available in Quebec represents a major asset in making Saguenay Energy an innovative project and a tool in the fight against GHGs on a global scale.

The use of hydroelectricity: a major asset for reducing GHGs by 84%  

The use of hydroelectricity to power the complex, combined with Quebec's cold climate, will allow an 84% reduction in GHG emissions compared to similar plants located in the Gulf of Mexico using traditional processes.




LNG exported by Énergie Saguenay will be the greenest in the world



Did you know that :


Determined to exceed requirements and establish a new standard within its industry, GNL Quebec has voluntarily mandated the experts from CIRAIG (the Interuniversity Research Center on the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services - attached to Polytechnique Montreal) to assess the environmental impacts of the project by carrying out a life cycle analysis. This analysis - very exhaustive - begins with the extraction of natural gas in Western Canada until its final consumption abroad, and this, over the entire life of the project, including both emissions directly emitted by the project and also those indirectly produced or already produced, for example during the construction of Hydro-Québec dams.

What is a life cycle analysis?


Life cycle analysis is a holistic analysis method that consists of measuring the environmental impact of a process, a product, a value chain according to scientific and standardized criteria.


It assesses all direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from the production of natural gas to its end use.


The life cycle analysis must comply with the standards of ISO 14040-44, including the validation of a panel of independent experts in addition to the conclusions made by CIRAIG.

Énergie Saguenay project life cycle analysis