Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman and Jobs and Tourism Minister Shirley Bond drink water after LNG has been poured into it and allowed to vapourize

LNG science tour attracting large attendance

Presentations focus on trades training as well as technology used to extract, process and ship liquefied natural gas

The B.C. government begins a provincial tour of liquefied natural gas technology and skills training in Prince George Wednesday and Thursday, with more than 2,000 people registered to attend.

Jobs Minister Shirley Bond said the tour focuses on the need for skilled workers as the baby boom generation retires. The events will include presentations from the government’s “Find Your Fit” trades training program, including demonstrations of trades such as welding.

Science World B.C. is taking part, with a demonstration of energy science and technology.

The tour moves to Fort St. John Nov. 4-5, Terrace Nov. 9-10, Prince Rupert Nov. 18-19, Squamish Dec. 16-17, Nanaimo Jan. 13-14 and Kamloops Feb. 3-4.

Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman said more communities will be added after the initial seven stops. Displays and information kits show how gas is extracted using hydraulic fracturing of deep rock formations, and how it is processed into LNG for use as fuel for vehicles or power plants.

The government hosted a demonstration of LNG at the legislature Monday, showing how the super-cooled gas behaves as a liquid when exposed to the air, poured into water, or burned.

More information on the tour and registration to attend is available at the government’s website.

 

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