Northwest Institute

Working towards social and ecological sustainability in Northwest British Columbia since 1996

Table of LNG Projects in Northwest BC

*last updated February 1, 2016

The following table provides details on proposed Liquified Natural Gas projects in Northwest British Columbia. We will update this table as new information becomes available. Download a PDF of the table (36 KB)

Project Name LNG Status LNG Partners Location Capacity (bcf/day) In-Service Date Peak Power Requirements LNG Tankers Pipeline Name Pipeline Proponent(s) Pipeline Details Pipeline Status Gas Source
Douglas Channel LNG EA not required. Export license: approved by NEB Feb/2012 for 1.8 MTA (0.2 bcf/d) AltaGas Ltd. | Idemitsu Kosan Co. | EDF Trading Ltd. | EXMAR NV Kitimat barge facility 0.09 - 0.11 2015 TBA Small: 12-15; Large: 6-7 Pacific Northern Gas existing pipeline + PNG Looping Project (twinning of existing line). Pacific Northern Gas Existing - 10" diameter, 0.115 bcf/d, Summit Lake to Kitimat. Looping Project: 24" diameter, 0.6 bcf/d, 425 km Existing pipeline: EA not required. Looping Project: Pre-application under BC EA.
Kitimat LNG BC EA Certificate issued June/2006. EAO extended Certificate May/2011. Mandatory construction start by June/2016. Export license: approved by NEB Oct/2011 for 10 MTA (1.3 bcf/d). BC EAO states project "substantially started" as of Sept. /15 Chevron/Woodside Petroleum *Apache exited July/2014, Woodside joined Dec/2014* Bish Cove, Kitimat 0.6 - 1.3 2016 TBA Small: 80-172; Large: 40-86 Pacific Trails Pipeline Chevron and Apache 42” diameter, 462 km, 1.0 Bcf/d, Summit Lake to Kitimat via Morice R. BC EA Certificate issued June/2008. EAO extended Certificate June/2013. Mandatory construction start by June/2018. Chevron/ **Apache exited proposal July/2014**
Prince Rupert LNG EA: Pre-application under BC EA May/2014. Application Information Requirements approved Aug/2014. Export license: approved by NEB Dec/2013 for 21 MTA (2.7 bcf/d). **Oct/2014, BG announces 1+ year delay on investment decision** BG Group/Spectra Energy (50/50) Ridley Island, Prince Rupert 1.8 - 2.7 2020 Approximately 600 MW Small: 239-358; Large: 119-179 Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project Spectra/BG Group (50/50) 36"- 48" diameter, 4.2 bcf/d, 870 km, Up to 2 pipelines. Cypress to Ridley Island via Babine and Nass Valleys EA: approved by BC EA Nov/2014.
LNG Canada Gas EA: Approved with conditions under joint BC EA/CEAA process June/2015. Export license: approved by NEB Feb/2013 for 24 MTA (3.1 bcf/d). Shell/PetroChina/Mitsubishi/Kogas Kitimat 1.5 - 3.1 2018 Approximately 1200 MW Small: 225 - 425; Large: 112 - 213 Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. TransCanada 48" Diameter, 1.7 - 5.0 bcf/d, 650 km, Dawson Creek to Kitimat. Parallels most of PTP corridor except west of Burnie River. EA: BC EA Certificate issued Oct/2014.
Pacific Northwest LNG EA: Approved by BC EA Nov/2014 Export license: approved by NEB Dec/2013 for 22 MTA (2.8 bcf/d); CEAA: June 2/15 more info from proponent needed re salmon, air quality and FN; July/15 BC Gov't passes enabling legislation for project to proceed. Petronas/Japex/Petroleum Brunei/Indian Oil Corp/Sinopec (62/10/3/10/15) Lelu Island, Port Edward 1.5 - 2.3 2018 Approximately 700 MW Small: 199 - 305; Large: 99 - 152 Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project TransCanada 48" diameter, 2-3.6 bcf/d, up to 900 km, Hudson's Hope to Lelu Island. Proceeding with South Central Alternative route. EA: approved by BC EA Nov/2014. Progress' holdings in North Montney plus other
Triton LNG LP Proposed. Export license: approved by NEB May/2014 for 2.3 MTA (0.3 bcf/d) AltaGas Ltd/Idemitsu Kosan Kitimat or Prince Rupert barge facility 0.3 2017 TBA Small: 40; Large: 20 PNG Looping Project (twinning of existing line) Pacific Northern Gas 24" diameter, 0.6 Bcf/d, 525 km, Summit Lake to Kitimat. EA: Pre-application under BC EA. Public comment period on draft AIR closed Jan/2014.
WCC LNG Ltd. EA: Pre-application under BC EA Jan/2015. Export license: approved by NEB Dec/2013 for 30 MTA (3.8 bcf/d). Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil Lot 444 north of City of Prince Rupert along Tuck Inlet Up to 3.8 2024 TBA Small: 504; Large: 252 TBA
Aurora LNG EA: Pre-application under BC EA June/2014. Export license approved by NEB May/2014 for 12 MTA (1.5 bcf/d). EA: Aug/15 draft Application Information Requirements available. Public comment period open Sept. 1- Oct.1 2015. Nexen (CNOOC)/INPEX/JGC Corporation Digby Island 1.5 - 3.1 2023 TBA Small: 225-425; Large: 112-213 TBA
Grassy Point LNG Gained rights to sign long-term tenure with Province of BC Jan/2014. Submitted Project Description to EAO in Aug/2014. Export License: approved by NEB Feb/2015. Woodside Energy Holdings (Australia) Grassy Point and/or Tuck Inlet Up to 2.5 2018 TBA TBA TBA
TBA Responded to B.C. Gov's EOI April/2013. SK E&S (Korea) Grassy Point TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Kitsault Energy Export license: application submitted Dec/2013 for 20 MTA (2.6 bcf/d) TBA Kitsault 2.6 2018 TBA Small: 337; Large: 169 TBA
Stewart Energy LNG Proposed. Export license: application submitted Mar/2014 for 30 MTA (3.8 bcf/d). Export license granted by NEB January 12, 2016 for 25 Tcf of gas over 25 years, in tanker cargoes to be loaded at a rate of up to 4.6 Bcf/d. Canada Stewart Energy Group Ltd. Stewart 0.64 initially 2017 Approx. 250 MW Small: 84; Large: 42 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Cedar LNG Export 1, 2, and 3 Export license application submitted to NEB Aug/2014 for 2.9 - 5.8 MTA (0.38 - 0.78 bcf/d) Haisla First Nation Barge/vessel based liquefaction appx. 0.38 - 0.78 2017-2020 Small: 80 Large: 40
Orca LNG Export license approved by NEB July/2015 for 10 MTA Orca LNG Ltd. Prince Rupert area barge facility 1.34 TBA Small: 178 Large: 89
TBA Submitted export license application to NEB Feb/2015 for 12 MTA. (1.5 bcf/d). NewTimes Energy Ltd Prince Rupert area 1.5 2019 TBA Small: 198; Large: 99 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA