Prince Rupert LNG – (BG Group and Spectra Energy Natural Gas Transportation System)
Pacific Northwest LNG (PETRONAS & Progress)
Kitimat LNG (Apache Canada Ltd. & Chevron Canada)
LNG Canada – (Shell Canada Ltd., PetroChina Company Limited, Korea Gas Corp, Mitsubishi Corporation (KOGAS))
Douglas Channel Energy Project – (BC LNG Export Co-operative LLC: LNG Partners (Texas) and Haisla Nation)
Prince Rupert is a working port city of approximately 13,000 residents, located on British Columbia’s North Coast at the mouth of the Skeena River. The pristine area has been a trading place for the Tsimshian First Nation for over 10,000 years. Today, the Port of Prince Rupert provides shippers with unparalleled speed, reliability, and reach in moving their cargo between Asian and North American markets. As Canada’s third-largest port by annual volumes, Prince Rupert offers world-class terminals: Fairview Terminal, a dedicated intermodal container facility; Prince Rupert Grain, which handles agricultural products; Ridley Terminals, a coal, petroleum coke and other bulk commodity facility; and the Northland cruise ship terminal. The Port of Prince Rupert offers trans-pacific sailing times up to three days faster than other West Coast ports. Future plans include an expansion of Fairview Terminal to increase capacity to two million TEUs, and the development of new terminals and infrastructure at the Ridley Island Industrial site.
Spectra Energy and BG Group have proposed to develop a natural gas transportation infrastructure that will help serve the growing global demand for energy needs. With BC’s abundance of natural gas a transportation infrastructure system will help BC get the resource to market. Spectra Energy and BG Group proposed to build an 850 kilometer natural gas system from northeast BC to the Prince Rupert area. With a capacity of transporting 4.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas the transportation system will meet the demands of BC’s West Coast LNG terminal and maintain the vision of the BC’s Jobs Plan goal of establishing LNG facilities by 2020.
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The Pacific NorthWest LNG project lead by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. (owned by PETRONAS) focus on the creation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility. The export facility would be stationed on Lelu Island within the District of Port Edward on land that is administered by the Port of Prince Rupert. With an in service date of late 2018/early 2019 Lelu Island’s LNG export facility’s capital would be $9-11 billion. The employment benefits would range from up to 3,500 construction jobs and 200 to 300 direct jobs to operate the facility.
Lelu Island, which is located in the District of Port Edward on land administered by the Port of Prince Rupert, has been selected as the proposed site of the Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility. Environmental, archaeological, site geotechnical work and related facility design engineering is currently underway to identify any potential issues.
The facility would need to be accessed via a road and bridge from the mainland. Work is still underway to determine the best location for the bridge.
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Kitimat is a coastal community in the northwestern part of British Columbia that has a population of approximately 9,000. Kitimat has a lot to offer everyone ranging from visitors to businesses. The picturesque landscapes, exciting outdoor adventures and key ocean access make it a very appealing place to visit, live and work. Kitimat is largely an industrial town and over the last decade, Kitimat-based companies have sent more than $15 billion in value-added manufacturing products to world markets. The Haisla Nation has called Kitimat home for many years and lived in harmony with land and waters that are part of the Kitimat area. With an active community, affordable housing and economic opportunities it is no wonder Kitimat’s quality of life is so high.
Kitimat LNG is a partnership between Apache Canada Ltd. & Chevron Canada to create a LNG facility in Bish Cove, near Kitimat. The Kitimat LNG facility will include LNG storage, marine on loading facilities and natural gas liquefaction. Natural gas will be delivered via a pipeline lateral of approximately 14 kilometres from the Pacific Trail Pipelines, which will connect to the existing Spectra Energy Westcoast Pipeline system With the Kitimat LNG facility projected in service dates of 2015 this project will create 5,000 construction jobs over 4 years with 450 operational. The LNG facility is hoping to have five to seven shipments per month once the facility becomes fully operational.
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Shell Canada Ltd, in partnership with PetroChina Company Limited, Korea Gas Corp, Mitsubishi Corporation (KOGAS) make up LNG Canada who are proposing to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. The facility will be constructed and consist of LNG liquefaction and storage facilities, marine terminal facilities, an interconnecting cryogenic LNG transfer pipeline and supporting facilities/infrastructure. LNG Canada’s LNG facility will have the capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) or 2.0 billion cubic feet/day. LNG Canada has selected TransCanada Corporation to build, design, own and operate Coastal GasLink’s 700 kilometer pipeline that will connect northern BC natural gas to the export facility near Kitimat.
Kitimat’s Douglas Channel is a prime location for LNG facilities due to it being the closest access point to Asia. The Douglas Channel Energy Project (DCEP) is planning to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas facility within the Douglas Channel. The small-scale facility is to sit on the west bank of the Douglas Channel and will consist of a barge-based liquefaction plant to convert natural gas to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The facility will have a new LNG jetty and berth with loading facilities and also have a small LNG buffer tank, electrical substation, and other support facilities on land adjacent to the LNG barge. The new facility will have the ability, through its infrastructure, to connect to existing gas pipeline, electrical power and roads to the project site. The facility will be designed to convert up to 125 MMSCFD (million standard cubic feet per day) of natural gas into approximately 900,000 tonnes per annum of LNG. The capital of the LNG facility is projected at $360-450 million.
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