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Table of LNG Projects in Northwest BC

*last updated January 2023

The following table provides details on proposed Liquefied Natural Gas projects in Northwest British Columbia. We will update this table as new information becomes available. Download a PDF of the table (112 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). March 2016: Project “shelved” by AltaGas. AltaGas Ltd. | Idemitsu Kosan Co. | EDF Trading Ltd. | EXMAR NV Kitimat barge facility 0.09 - 0.11 ? (originally planned for 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 Jun/06, extended May/11. BCEAO states project "substantially started" Sept/15. Export license: approved by NEB Oct/11 for 10 MTA (1.3 bcf/d). Aug/19 expansion proposal to undergo BC EA. July/21 project withdrawn. Chevron/Woodside Petroleum Bish Cove, Kitimat 0.6 - 1.3 ? TBA Small: 80-172; Large: 40-86 Pacific Trails Pipeline Enbridge (purchased Jan 2022) 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. EAO extended certificate until 2024. Chevron/ **Apache exited proposal July/2014**
Prince Rupert LNG EA: Pre-application May/2014. Application Information Requirements approved Aug/2014. Export license: approved by NEB Dec/2013 for 21 MTA (2.7 bcf/d). Apr/2015, Shell purchases project from BG Group. Mar/2017, Shell ends development of project. Shell/Spectra Energy (50/50) Ridley Island, Prince Rupert 1.8 - 2.7 ? Approximately 600 MW Small: 239-358; Large: 119-179 Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project Enbridge 36"- 48" diameter, 4.2 bcf/d, 870 km, Up to 2 pipelines. Since Prince Rupert LNG has been cancelled, now proposed for Gingolx. EA: approved by BC EA Nov/2014. January 2023: submits application to vary the EA Act to allow for a second EA certificate extension
LNG Canada Gas EA: Approved under joint BC EA/CEAA process June/2015. Export license: approved by NEB Feb/2013 for 24 MTA (3.1 bcf/d). July/16: FID delayed in-definitely. Oct 2/18: Final Investment Decision. Jan/2022 Under Construction. Shell/Petronas/PetroChina/Mitsubishi/Kogas Kitimat 1.5 - 3.1 2025 Approximately 1200 MW Small: 225 - 425; Large: 112 - 213 Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. TC Energy 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. Jan/2022 Under construction.
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: Sept./16, approved; FID: May/17, to be made ‘when the time is right'. July/17 project cancelled. Pacific Northwest LNG Limited Partnership comprised of: Petronas/Japex/Petroleum Brunei/Indian Oil Corp/Sinopec (62/10/3/10/15) Lelu Island, Port Edward 1.5 - 2.3 ? 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. Application for extension to EA certificate submitted Dec/2018. 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). May/16 – Idemitsu stops work on project. AltaGas Ltd/Idemitsu Kosan Kitimat or Prince Rupert barge facility 0.3 ? 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. AIR approved Mar/2014, Application not yet submitted. PNG calls for expressions of interest for capacity on pipeline Oct/2018.
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). Project cancelled Dec/2018. 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: Federal EA substituted for BC EA. Public comment period ended Mar/17. EA put on hold, Mar 22/17. EA resumed June/17.Export license approved by NEB May/2014 for 12 MTA (1.5 bcf/d). Project cancelled Sept/17. Nexen (CNOOC)/INPEX/JGC Corporation Digby Island 1.5 - 3.1 ? 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. Mar/2018 project cancelled. Woodside Energy Holdings (Australia) Grassy Point and/or Tuck Inlet Up to 2.5 ? TBA TBA TBA
Port Edward LNG EA not required Received permits from the OGC in September 2021 for early construction work. Port Edward LNG Port Edward 150,000 tonnes/year 2023 Upgrade and extension to PNG’s existing pipeline (Western Transmission Gas Pipeline) Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. Summit Lake to Prince Rupert/Port Edward BCUC approved upgrades and extensions to PNG’s Western Transmission Gas Pipeline in late 2021. Currently under construction.
Kitsault Energy Export license: approved by NEB Jan/2016 for 20 MTA (2.6 bcf/d). Project status unknown (Jan 2022) TBA Kitsault 2.6 ? TBA Small: 337; Large: 169 TBA
Stewart Energy LNG Export license granted by NEB Jan 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. Project status unknown (Jan 2022). Canada Stewart Energy Group Ltd. Stewart 0.64 initially ? Approx. 250 MW Small: 84; Large: 42 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Cedar LNG Export license approval Nov/2015 for 2.9 - 5.8 MTA. Jan/22 EA Application submitted. Nov 2022: EAO submits report to federal and provincial ministers for decision. Request to extend Application review timeline submitted. Haisla First Nation & Pembina Energy Ltd. Barge/vessel based liquefaction appx. 0.38 - 0.78 2027 Small: 80 Large: 40 Coastal Gaslink TC Energy 2023: Under Construction
Orca LNG Export license approved by NEB July/2015 for 10 MTA. Project status unknown (Jan 2022) Orca LNG Ltd. Prince Rupert area barge facility 1.34 TBA Small: 178 Large: 89
Ksi Lisims LNG Project subject to BC and federal EA and Nisga’a final agreement EA processe. Feb 2022, participant funding available. April 2022: detailed project description submitted to EAO. Nisga’a Nation, Rockies LNG, Western LNG LLC Wil Milit, northern tip of Pearse Island near Gingolx 12 million tonnes/year 2027-2028 Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Enbridge 36”- 48” diameter, 870km, 4.2 Bcf/d. Cypress to Gingolx via Babine and Nass Valleys. In service date: 2029. Recieved EA approval in 2014. In April 2019, received extension to EA approval until 2024. January 2023: submits application to vary the EA Act to allow for a second EA certificate extension.