Cafe Scientifique

The Nuts and Bolts of BC‘s LNG Aspirations 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Boston Pizza (private room)
1045 Columbia St., New  Westminster
(2 blocks from the New West Skytrain station)
7:00 - 9:00 pm

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October 14, 2016

The Nuts and Bolts of BC‘s LNG Aspirations 

The BC government has staked its financial future on developing a successful Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry in the province, but we are late to the party. Many nations across the planet have LNG aspirations, and several already have established operations. Although we are not in the vanguard of LNG development, BC benefits from its world-class resources and close proximity to target markets. At this Café, we will review the quality of BC LNG resources, and the drawbacks and benefits of ramping up natural gas production in the province. The goal of this review is to leave you, the listener, with a solid understanding of what we stand to gain and lose as a result of LNG production.

Dr. Shahin Dashtgard joined SFU’s Department of Earth Sciences in January 2007. He received his PhD from the University of Alberta, and prior to that worked as a Geologist in Canada’s Petroleum Industry. Dr. Dashtgard received the James Lee Wilson award from the SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) in 2012, and the Link Award from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists in 2015 for his contributions to Petroleum Geology.

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