PACIFIC NORTHWEST LNG AND PRINCE RUPERT GAS TRANSMISSION PROJECT (cancelled)
Pacific NorthWest LNG
Petronas | Sinopec | Japex | Indian Oil Corp. | Petroleum Brunei
Pacific Northwest LNG's proposed facility plans to ship 182 LNG carriers to Asia each year, with the potential to expand to 350 LNG shipments per year. When in full operation, Pacific NorthWest LNG predicts the project would create 200-300 full-time jobs and export 18 million tonnes per annum of LNG. The project received environmental assessment approval in September, 2016 but has not reached a final investment decision. In May, 2017, Pacific Northwest LNG stated they would make a final investment decision 'when the time is right'. On July 25, 2017, Pacific Northwest LNG announced they would no longer be proceeding with the project.
Many northerners have identified this LNG site location as a major concern due to the impacts it poses to the Skeena salmon estuary. Decades ago a superport proposal was put forward for this same area. At that time, a government environmental study found that the unique ecosystem around Lelu Island is essential to juvenile salmon survival and recommended the port not be built. In March, 2017, Pacific Northwest LNG indicated they were considering Ridley Island as an alternative site.
Recent science supports this conclusion and found that the area proposed for development provides habitat for particularly high numbers of salmon. To learn more about LNG and Skeena salmon, go here.
Lelu Island, Port Edward
EA approval granted by provincial government on November 25, 2014 and by the federal government in September, 2016.
Connect to the Pacific NorthWest LNG website.
Find out more about the environmental assessment for the Pacific NorthWest LNG.
Download the Pacific NorthWest LNG project description (3.8 MB).
Unit 105, 515 3rd Ave West
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Canada V8J 1L9
Project map (click to enlarge):...
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project proposes to supply the Pacific Northwest LNG facility on Lelu Island in the Skeena estuary, in the District of Port Edward through a 48” (four-foot) pipeline. The 900-kilometre pipeline began an environmental assessment in May 2013 and proposes to transport 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day, with the potential to expand to 3.6 billion cubic feet per day. The pipeline route includes a 12 km portion through the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park.
Hudson’s Hope to Lelu Island
EA approval granted by provincial government on November 25, 2014.
Connect to the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project website.
Find out more about the environmental assessment for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project.
Download the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project project description (457 KB).
Prince George Office
#201 – 760 Kinsmen Place
Phone: 1-855-253-0099 (toll-free)
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