Western Copper Evaluating LNG for Power Generation

Western Copper Evaluating LNG for Power Generation

Western Copper and Gold Corporation provided an update on the progress being made at its Casino Project located in the Yukon Territory.

The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to generate electrical energy continues to be an increasingly attractive power generation option to supply power for the Casino Project and for the Yukon in general, according to the company.

Western said it was pleased to see that both Yukon Energy and Yukon Electrical submitted applications to YESAB earlier this year to generate power from truck-transported LNG.

Yukon Energy plans on converting power stations in Whitehorse, YT to LNG and Yukon Electrical will be generating power from LNG in Watson Lake, YT.

Both projects are expected to be approved, built, and generating electricity before the end of next year.

Western continues to work with existing and potential suppliers of LNG to develop the best solution for providing LNG to the Casino Project, the company added.

LNG World News Staff, September 17, 2013; Image: Western Copper