Fortis and Hawaiian Electric: LNG exports come with environmental impactsInfographic

Publication - July 8, 2016 - By Maximilian Kniewasser

Fortis has struck an agreement with Hawaiian Electric Company to export liquefied natural gas from FortisBC's Tilbury LNG plant in Delta, B.C., to Hawaii, beginning in 2021.

This infographic outlines the potential environmental impacts of the 20-year LNG supply deal.

The Fortis–Hawaiian Electric agreement could result in the drilling of 10 extra gas wells, the emission of 0.32 million tonnes of carbon pollution, and the usage of 0.2 million cubic metres of freshwater per year.

The Pembina Institute created the infographic for Voters Taking Action on Climate Change using the B.C. Shale Scenario Tool.

(Update: On July 19, 2016, Hawaiian Electric terminated its fuel supply agreement with Fortis. The move followed the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission's rejection of Hawaiian Electric's proposed merger with NextEra Energy.)

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