Isn’t It ironic that the name of the ship in the article is “Energy Progress” and that the deadline is on a Sunday?
Do the proponents really think that the residents of Vancouver Island are going to let this go by under their noses?
Why are you even considering this absolute nonsense?
Where is the electricity to compress and liquefy the natural gas is going to come from? What about the needs of Vancouver Island? are they building a combined cycle natural gas power plant to produce the energy that they need?
One opinion is:
• 24 million tons of LNG contains 346,732,919,266 kWh
• Natural gas requires 10% of its energy content to get liquefied
• 24 million tons/year require 34,673,291,927 kWh/year
• An installed capacity of 3,958 MW is required (BC Hydro site C is only 1,100 MW capacity)
Another opinion according to the attachment:
LNG is produced by cryogenic refrigeration of natural gas at about -162 °C at atmospheric pressure. Liquefying natural gas is a high energy consuming process, and it is estimated that producing one kg of LNG, assuming the composition of CH4 and considering a higher pressure of the process of 55 bar (the critical pressure of CH4 is 46 bar) a compression work of about 800-860 kJ/kg is necessary (considering a compression efficiency in the range between 0.8 and 0.85). If the real configurations of liquefaction plants are considered, the energy consumption is sensibly higher than the value considered before. Quiang and co-authors in  consider an amount of energy required of 850 kWh/kg correspondent to about 3 MJ/kg. Gerasimov et al. in  proposed a plant in which the amount of energy consumed is of about 700-800 kWh/kg (2.5-2.8 MJ/kg). In a textbook on Natural Gas, Medici considers a refrigeration cycle considering a ternary mixture of refrigerants, identifying the level of 1.9 MJ/kg as a possible minimum for the energy required for compression, . Assuming real configurations, it is possible to identify the level of 2900 kJ/kg as a realistic value for the energy consumed in the process, and this is mainly electrical energy.
• @ 2,900 kJ/kg, 24 million tons/year require 19,279,200,000 kWh/year
• An installed capacity of 2,201 MW is required (BC Hydro site C is only 1,100 MW capacity)
Vancouver Island uses 3,879,920,000 kWh/year, the LNG project requires 5 times this amount (352,000 households @ 11,000 kWh /household per year according to BC Hydro).
This absolutely doesn’t make any sense.
Just the energy requirements are sufficient reason not to even think about it; why are you wasting our money and your time even considering this?
Is anybody else looking?Eduardo Uranga