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 and the project is under construction.
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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PACIFIC NORTHWEST LNG AND PRINCE RUPERT GAS TRANSMISSION PROJECT (cancelled)
Petronas | Japex | Petroleum Brunei | TransCanada Pipelines Corp. | Indian Oil Corp. | Sinopec
PRINCE RUPERT LNG AND WESTCOAST CONNECTOR GAS TRANSMISSION PROJECT (cancelled)
Royal Dutch Shell | Spectra
LNG CANADA GAS AND COASTAL GASLINK PIPELINE (under construction)
Shell Canada | Korea Gas Corp. | Mitsubishi Corporation | PetroChina Company Ltd. | TransCanada Pipelines Corp.
KITIMAT LNG AND PACIFIC TRAIL PIPELINES (cancelled)
Chevron | Woodside Petroleum (Apache withdrew in July 2014, Woodside joined in Dec 2014)
DOUGLAS CHANNEL ENERGY PARTNERSHIP AND PACIFIC NORTHERN GAS LOOPING PROJECT (cancelled)
Alta Gas Ltd. | Idemitsu Kosan Co. | EDF Trading Ltd. | EXMAR NV| Pacific Northern Gas
OTHER PROPOSALS (Ksi Lisims LNG, Port Edward LNG, Cedar LNG are all active)
There have been several other LNG export proposals for northern BC. The only remaining active proposals are Ksi Lisims LNG, Port Edward LNG and Cedar LNG (January 2022).