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B.C. ghost town could become major natural gas hub

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An image from a story on the National about Kitsault.

An entrepreneur is trying to breathe new life into the B.C. ghost town of Kitsault by making it a major hub in the province's growing liquid natural gas infrastructure. 

Krishnan Suthanthiran, an Indo-Canadian businessman who made his fortune selling medical supplies throughout North America, bought Kitsault in 2004 for $5 million in cash. 

In January of this year, Suthanthiran formed Kitsault Energy and began pitching the empty town as an ideal location to build a liquid natural gas plant and pipeline terminal to ship B.C.'s vast natural gas resources to markets in Asia. 

Read the full story and watcht the documentary prepared for CBC's The National on cbc.ca/bc.

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