Eighteen liquefied natural gas proposals were proposed in northern BC in 2013/2014, making the scale of proposed development unprecedented. Since then, many projects have been cancelled due to market conditions and local concerns over siting. Some of the ongoing proposed projects are simply speculative, while others have cleared environmental assessments and obtained export licenses. In one case, LNG Canada, a final investment decision has been reached.
Each of the proposals is operating independently from one another, meaning they each have (or had) separate environmental assessment deadlines, open houses, site locations and pipeline routes. This has made it very challenging for local residents to keep track and meaningfully engage with each proposal.
Pipelines Map FACILITIES MAP TABLE OF PROPOSED PROJECTS
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Petronas | Japex | Petroleum Brunei | TransCanada Pipelines Corp. | Indian Oil Corp. | Sinopec
Royal Dutch Shell | Spectra
Shell Canada | Korea Gas Corp. | Mitsubishi Corporation | PetroChina Company Ltd. | TransCanada Pipelines Corp.
Chevron | Woodside Petroleum (Apache withdrew in July 2014, Woodside joined in Dec 2014)
Alta Gas Ltd. | Idemitsu Kosan Co. | EDF Trading Ltd. | EXMAR NV| Pacific Northern Gas
There are several more unconventional gas and LNG export proposals for northern BC. They are at various stages of development but have not yet entered the environmental assessment process.