Energie Saguenay Gas Pipeline
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Energie Saguenay Gas Pipeline, also called the Gazoduq Project, was a proposed natural gas pipeline in Quebec, Canada. The projects was effectively cancelled in July 2021 when the provincial government rejected the proposal.
The pipeline runs from from northern Ontario to Saguenay.
- Owner: GNL Québec
- Length: 782-kilometre
- Status: Cancelled
- Cost: US$14 billion
- Start Year:
- Associated Infrastructure: Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal
The pipeline project would involve the construction of a pipeline across a 782-kilometre stretch of the province — from northern Ontario to the Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal. From there, the LNG will be shipped to overseas markets.
GNL Québec is the company promoting the project, and Gazoduc inc. is the company developing the new infrastructure. They maintain that transforming the gas to liquid with hydroelectricity would make the project clean — but the economists say this is difficult to back up. In October 2019, forty economists signed an open letter stating their opposition to the project.
As of October 2019, Quebec Environment Minister Benoît Charette said Tuesday the project is still subject to two consultations before the province's environmental review board, known as the BAPE, and that the project is not guaranteed to go ahead. He said GNL Québec and Gazoduc inc. will also have to show the project is economically viable.
The project was effectively cancelled in July 2021 when the provincial government rejected the project, citing that developers had failed to prove that it would cut global greenhouse gas emissions.
Articles and resources
- Economists slam Énergie Saguenay pipeline project in open letter, CBC, Oct. 15, 2019
- Gordon Jaremko, Quebec Quashes Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal on Environmental Grounds, Natural Gas Intel, July 22, 2021
- Asset Data, IJGlobal, accessed Aug. 27, 2020