GNL Québec: an agreement to export natural gas to Ukraine

GNL Québec, based in Saguenay, has reached an agreement with Ukraine to supply it with liquefied natural gas and liquid hydrogen by 2027.

GNL Québec: an agreement to export natural gas to Ukraine

GNL Québec, based in Saguenay, has reached an agreement with Ukraine to supply it with liquefied natural gas and liquid hydrogen by 2027.

An agreement in principle was reached between Symbio Infrastructure, parent company of GNL Québec, and the national joint-stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine, for the purchase of liquefied natural gas and green liquid hydrogen from Québec, on June 5 in Washington.

This was announced in a Symbio Infrastructure press release on Friday. "This agreement is an important step on Ukraine's transition to various energy supplies from around the world," said Naftogaz of Ukraine.

The Founder and President of Symbio Infrastructure, for his part, promised to provide competitive energy to Ukraine that “will significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by replacing the higher-emitting energy sources used in Europe such as coals", in particular.

A project however rejected at this stage

To do this, Symbio Infrastructure recalled the details of its Énergie Saguenay natural gas liquefaction plant project, through the company GNL Québec. With the objective of liquefying and exporting 10.5 million tonnes or 15 billion cubic meters of clean natural gas per year to Europe.

As a reminder, this plant project was however rejected by the Legault government in July 2021. The GNL Québec company would not respect, through this project, the government's conditions in terms of the fight against the climate crisis and acceptability. social. A position that the government did not wish to reassess, including in the context of the war in Ukraine. The Government of Canada also rejected this project.

The former Premier of Quebec and candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada Jean Charest would like, for his part, to promote the revival of GNL Quebec, we learned last April.

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