Gastech Insights is an online platform which delivers unique content, analysis and online discussions on the most important issues, from the perspective of those within the global gas and LNG community. It also gives gas professionals a voice and encourages them to become active contributors by sharing their knowledge, ideas and opinions on a vast range of industry topics.

2020-01-23
Coalition communicates importance of Canadian LNG to emissions reduction
Coalition communicates importance of Canadian LNG to emissions reduction

Canada has the potential to help the worst polluters in the world get off coal with its abundant supply of natural gas. The country’s unofficial unique brand of producing the most responsible natural gas in the world could propel Canada into the role as a significant global player in the race to mitigate greenhouse gases.

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2020-01-23
Canada’s Role as The World’s Greenest Natural Gas Supplier
Canada’s Role as The World’s Greenest Natural Gas Supplier

Natural gas is an important fuel in today’s world and will become even more critical in the future as humanity works to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while growing energy supply for people around the globe.  

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2020-01-23
Liquefied Natural Gas Development in Australia and Requisite Learnings for Canada
Liquefied Natural Gas Development in Australia and Requisite Learnings for Canada

Australia is becoming the world’s largest exporter of LNG and will be a leading natural gas exporter for decades to come. Why did Australia react so fast to the rapidly expanding global LNG business? The major reason is geographic.  All of Australia’s states and territories border the oceans, coastal terrain is conducive to large, industrial projects, and there is a long history of selling commodities to Asian markets via coastline.  As an example, Australia has supplied coal to Asian nations for decades.

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2020-01-20
Free eBook: Recognising the case for Eastern Canadian LNG
Free eBook: Recognising the case for Eastern Canadian LNG

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2020-01-16
A framework for success in LNG development
A framework for success in LNG development

A few years ago, I was approached with the opportunity to launch an initial offering of a Project Finance course at the University of Calgary - this was my first foray into the challenge of teaching. Thankfully, I was able to draw on my experiences and involvement on dozens of energy infrastructure projects around the world to structure the course around what I refer to as the “6+1” approach to project development.

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2020-01-14
Interview with Douglas Stout, VP Market Development at FortisBC
Interview with Douglas Stout, VP Market Development at FortisBC

Gastech Insights spoke with Douglas Stout, VP Market Development at FortisBC at 2019's Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference in Vancouver to discuss what impact IMO 2020 will have on the uptake of LNG as a field, how FortisBC intends to achieve the goal of securing 15% of supply from renewable sources and what lies ahead for the future growth of Canadian LNG export capacity.

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2020-01-13
FortisBC LNG making waves in marine transportation
FortisBC LNG making waves in marine transportation

FortisBC, one of British Columbia (BC), Canada’s largest energy providers, serves over 1.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province with natural gas, electricity, propane and other integrated energy solutions including renewable sources.

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2020-01-13
ABS Approves New CNG Carrier: The CNG Optimum 200
ABS Approves New CNG Carrier: The CNG Optimum 200

Figure 1: The new CNG Optimum Ship (200 MMSCFD capacity)

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2020-01-13
LNG as a marine fuel in the Pacific Northwest
LNG as a marine fuel in the Pacific Northwest

Newly upgraded Spirit of Vancouver Island joins Spirit of British Columbia off Tsawwassen terminal – both vessels now operating on liquefied natural gas. Credit: BC Ferries. There is much anticipation and discussion about the potential for LNG to become a primary marine fuel in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Two key factors driving this anticipation are increasingly stringent emissions regulations and the availability of LNG. 

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2020-01-13
Alberta's Gateway to Asia
Alberta's Gateway to Asia

Due to limited access to the international market, Alberta’s natural gas is sold at a significantly discounted rate ($1.76 per MMBtu). Western Canadian LNG (liquified natural gas) export projects, one of the best options to clear the blockage and sell Alberta’s natural gas in the Asian markets, is currently unsustainable due to lower oil and gas prices internationally.

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2019-12-20
Register for Gastalk on 16th January
Register for Gastalk on 16th January

In conversation with the Gastech co-chairs – top tips for submitting an abstract Join Chairman of the Gastech Governing Body Gavin Sutcliffe as he discusses best practice for submitting papers for Gastech 2020 alongside Gastech Co-Chairs Nick Milne, and Andrew Clifton.

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2019-12-17
How the industry and First Nations engagement process has evolved from simple IBAs and ...
How the industry and First Nations engagement process has evolved from simple IBAs and what this means for the industry in the longer-term

Chief of Burns Lake Band Dan George discusses how LNG projects in Canada will ensure sustainable employment benefits beyond construction and touches on what the growing interest in equity ownership means for the First Nations communities in the long-term. A core pillar of Canada Gas & LNG 2020 is engagement with the first nations of Canada Leaders from First Nations communities play a central role in the preparation and creation of the conference and exhibition, be that as members of the Governing Body or through strategic event partnerships.

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2019-12-17
What LNG Canada Means for Haisla
What LNG Canada Means for Haisla

Crystal Smith, Chief Councillor of Haisla First Nation discusses what communities need to see to vindicate First Nations support for LNG as well as how the LNG Canada project in the Haisla Nation can pave the way for a new era in responsible resource development. First Nations of Canada Participation at Canada Gas & LNG 2020 is a Core Pillar of the Event

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2019-12-17
Growing First Nation's Support for LNG
Growing First Nation's Support for LNG

The First Nations Group Limited Partnership (FNLP) is a commercial partnership by and for First Nations who have negotiated a commercial benefits agreement regarding the Pacific Trail Pipelines (PTP) project. Mark Podlasly discusses how the FNLP is aiding in the development of Canada’s LNG market as well as how initiatives have helped to grow support for the LNG industry. First Nations of Canada Participation at Canada Gas & LNG 2020 is a Core Pillar of the Event

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2019-12-12
Augmented Reality for O&G Field Operations
Augmented Reality for O&G Field Operations

A Review of RealWear HMT-1 Rugged Headset from an Oil & Gas Operations Perspective As much as I am passionate about LNG, I am also very much into digitalization and have been following with great interest the latest news in Virtual/Augmented Reality. I am in the unique position of being a content creator as well as an end-user, so this review covers both ends of the spectrum.

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2019-12-11
Greener LNG is vital to Asia’s sustainable development
Greener LNG is vital to Asia’s sustainable development

Gas will play a vital role in Asia’s fight against air pollution, and in meeting its future energy demand. But with its environmental impact under scrutiny, could LNG get greener? Asia struggles with the world’s worst air pollution. Delhi hit the headlines in November 2019 as levels spiked to such hazardous levels that a public health emergency was declared. Flights were diverted, schools were closed, and the images of streets shrouded in smog-filled newsfeeds around the world.

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