Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Minister Applauds LNG Agreement between Fortis, Hawaiian Electric

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Minister Applauds LNG Agreement between Fortis, Hawaiian Electric

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Fortis, Hawaiian Electric, sign LNG agreement

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VICTORIA - Energy company Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) has signed an agreement to provide liquefied natural gas from British Columbia to the Hawaiian Islands.

B.C.'s minister of natural gas development Rich Coleman says the agreement between Fortis and Hawaiian Electric Company is one of the first to export LNG from this province.

A news release from Fortis says the 20-year agreement is still subject to regulatory approvals in B.C. and Hawaii, but could see 800,000 metric tons of LNG shipped from FortisBC's LNG facility in Delta to Hawaii, starting in 2021.

Coleman says the arrangement showcases British Columbia's capacity to supply clean energy to new markets.

The ministry says B.C. liquefied natural gas will allow Hawaiian Electric to decrease reliance on imported oil, cut greenhouse gas emissions and begin the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy. …

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