OTHER PROPOSALS (Ksi Lisims LNG, Port Edward LNG, Cedar LNG are all active)
Ksi Lisims LNG, near Gingolx, Nisga'a territory (active)
Ksi Lisims LNG is proposed by the Nisga'a Nation, Rockies LNG, and Western LNG LLC for Wil Milit at the northern tip of Pearse Island near Gingolx. The project is subject to the BC and federal environmental assessment and the Nisga'a Final Agreement processes. The initial project description was submitted to the BC Environmental Assessment Office in July 2021. If approved the project would export 12 million tonnes of LNG per year and expects to be operational by 2027 - 2028.
Ksi Lisims is proposed to be fed by Enbridge's Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline which received an environmental assessment certificate in 2014 and an extension to this certificate until 2024.
Port Edward LNG, Port Edward (active)
Port Edward LNG is proposed to be located on the slope of Mount Stewart, east of Watson Island and near Galloway Rapids. It proposes to export 150,000 tonnes of LNG per year and be operational by 2023.
An environmental assessment is not required as the project is not large enough to trigger one. The BC Oil and Gas Commission granted Port Edward LNG permits for site preparation work in September 2021. In January 2022 Port Edward LNG signed a contract with the Pacific Northern Gas pipeline to build a feeder pipeline to supply gas. This will be part of PNG's upgrade and expansion which they are calling Western Transmission Gas Pipeline (approved by the BC Utilities Commission in late 2021). Work on the pipeline is in progress.
Cedar LNG, Kitimat (active)
On August 28, 2014, the Haisla First Nation submited three export applications under the company name, "Cedar LNG Export". In 2015 one of the proposals re-applied and received export license approval and was ordered to undergo an environmental assessment by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (Sept. 2019). Cedar LNG proposes to export 3 to 4 million tonnes of LNG per annum and begin operations in 2027. It is proposed as a floating LNG facility to be located 8 kilometres southwest of Kitimat and across the Douglas Channel from Kitamaat Village.
Cedar LNG plans to use a portion of the gas supplied by the Coastal Gaslink pipeline which is currently under construction to feed the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.
Triton LNG LP, Kitimat or Prince Rupert (cancelled)
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 (cancelled)
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 (cancelled)
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 (cancelled)
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 (unknown)
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. Project status unknown, January 2022.
View Orca LNG Ltd. Export License Application (PDF - 152 KB)
Kitsault Energy - Kitsault (unknown)
Kitsault Energy received export license approval from the National Energy Board in January, 2016 for 20 million tonnes per annum. Project status unknown, January 2022.
View the Kitsault Energy Export License Application (PDF - 4.1 MB)
Connect to the Kitsault Energy website.
Stewart Energy LNG - Stewart (unknown)
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. Project status unknown, January 2022.
View the Stewart Energy LNG Export License Application ( PDF - 492 KB)
NewTimes Energy Ltd - Prince Rupert area (unknown)
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). Project status unknown, January 2022.