Cedar LNG Export, Kitimat
On August 28, 2014, the Haisla First Nation submited three export applications under the company name, "Cedar LNG Export". Each application represents a separate project proposed by the Haisla Applicant, and each application outlines separate and independent commercial dealings with gas producers, purchasers, investors, pipeline companies, and shippers. Aiming for Asian markets, the Cedar LNG Export applications each propose 25-year terms. The applications were deemed incomplete by the National Energy Board in December, 2014. In 2015 one of the proposals re-applied and received export license approval and has been ordered to unergo an environmental assessment by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (Sept. 2019).
The first application, Cedar 1 LNG Export, would export up to 2.9 million tonnes per annum. Export license approved (Nov., 2015). Project ordered to undergo an environmental assessment (Sept., 2019). It is proposed that the facility would be linked to the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.
The second application, Cedar 2 LNG Export, would export up to 5.8 million tonnes per annum.
The third application, Cedar 3 LNG Export, would export an additional 5.8 million tonnes per annum.
View Cedar 2 LNG Export Application (PDF - 630 KB)
View Cedar 3 LNG Export Application (PDF - 630 KB)
Triton LNG LP, Kitimat or Prince Rupert
In October 2013, AltaGas applied for an export license for the Triton proposal and is expected to continue pursuing an environmental assessment. The facility’s proposed location is in either Kitimat or Prince Rupert, with gas being transported by the Pacific Northern Gas Looping Project pipeline. It would be a barge-based facility with a capacity of 2.3 million tonnes per annum.
Triton LNG received approval from the National Energy Board for its export license application in April, 2014 for 2.3 million tonnes per annum. In May, 2016, Idemitsu announced they were stopping work on this project.
View Triton LNG Export License Application (PDF - 60 KB)
Grassy Point LNG - Grassy Point, Prince Rupert
Woodside Petroleum responded to the BC government’s expression of interest for the Grassy Point site and in January 2014 obtained rights from the Province of BC to build. The Australian-based company received its export license approval from the National Energy Board in January 2015. The company filed its Project Description in August 2014 and proposes to export 20 million tonnes per annum from the LNG terminal at Grassy Point. In March, 2018 Woodside announced the cancellation of its Grassy Point LNG proposal.
Aurora LNG - Digby Island (Dodge Cove), Prince Rupert
Aurora, proposed by Nexen/Inpex/JGC Corporation is working on an LNG export proposal. Their original plans were for a piece of land they obtained rights to from the Province of BC at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert. In January, 2015, Aurora LNG withdrew their application for the Grassy Point site and decided to select a site at the entrance of Prince Rupert Harbour on Digby Island adjacent to the community of Dodge Cove. Aurora LNG's export license application to the National Energy Board was approved in May 2014 for up to 24 million tonnes per annum.
The Federal EA was substituted for a BC EA and the public comment period on the Aurora LNG application ended in March, 2017. Following the public comment period, the EA process was put on hold at day 70 of 180 (March 22, 2017) due to a need for further information and discussion with local residents and First Nations. The EA process for Aurora LNG resumed in June, 2017. The Auora LNG project was cancelled in September 2017.
Export license: approved by NEB May/2014 for 24 MTA (1.5 bcf/d)
Connect to the Aurora LNG Environmental Assessment website
View the Aurora LNG Export License Application (PDF - 522 KB)
WCC LNG - Lot 444, north of City of Prince Rupert along Tuck Inlet
WCC LNG is proposed by Imperial Oil and Exxon Mobil. It responded to the BC government's expression of intest for the Grassy Point site and has since decided to locate on Lot 444, north of the City of Prince Rupert. WCC LNG received approval from the National Energy Board for its export license application in December, 2013 for up to 30 million tonnes per annum. The WCC LNG project was cancelled in December, 2018.
In January 2015, the BC Environmental Assessment Office ordered that WCC LNG will require an environmental assessment certificate to proceed.
Connect to the WCC LNG Environmental Assessment website
View the WCC LNG Export License Application
View the WCC LNG Project Description
Orca LNG - Prince Rupert
A Texas-based company has joined the gas-rush proposed for Northern BC. Orca LNG received approval from the National Energy Board for its export license application in July 2015 for approximately 10 million tonnes per annum. Although the company does not have a site location identified yet, it does propose to operate from a barge-based facility in the Prince Rupert region.
View Orca LNG Ltd. Export License Application (PDF - 152 KB)
Kitsault Energy - Kitsault
Kitsault Energy received export license approval from the National Energy Board in January, 2016 for 20 million tonnes per annum.
View the Kitsault Energy Export License Application (PDF - 4.1 MB)
Connect to the Kitsault Energy website.
Stewart Energy LNG - Stewart
Stewart Energy LNG is proposed Stewart Energy Ltd near Stewart, BC. It received export license approval from the National Energy Board in January, 2016 for up to 30 million tonnes per annum.
View the Stewart Energy LNG Export License Application ( PDF - 492 KB)
NewTimes Energy Ltd - Prince Rupert area
NewTimes Energy Ltd., a Vancouver-based company received export license approval from the National Energy Board in January, 2016 to export 12 MTA from a floating LNG facility in the Prince Rupert area (exact location not determined).
There is one other proponent (SK E&S) that responded to the provincial governments expression of interest for the Grassy Point site. It is unclear if this proponent is still being considered for rights to build.