FATE OF CANADA’S EXPORT PIPELINES DEPENDENT ON LNG PERMITS
With reserves of 1,093 Tcf, Canada is the world’s fifth-largest producer of dry natural gas, ranking behind the United States, Russia, Iran and Qatar.
About two-thirds of Canada’s 156 Bcm of gas output comes from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) that straddles the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and the plains of the Yukon, southwestern Manitoba, southern Saskatchewan and Alberta.
In addition, some gas is extracted offshore in the Atlantic waters of Nova Scotia. According to International Energy Agency (IEA) figures, although Canada’s natural gas production is slowly declining from 181Bcm in 2000 to 156 Bcm in 2012, domestic demand of 55% of production leaves a surplus of 56 Bcm for export. http://www.pipelineandgasjournal.com/fate-canada%E2%80%99s-export-pipelines-dependent-lng-permits