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$4-billion Kitimat LNG terminal moves a step ahead

Stantec Consulting prepared a Project Description for the $4-billion LNG Canada Development at Kitimat, B.C. The document, which includes details about the scope of the project, was recently submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment...


Stantec Consulting prepared a Project Description for the $4-billion LNG Canada Development at Kitimat, B.C. The document, which includes details about the scope of the project, was recently submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the BC Environmental Assessment Office as a first step in initiating the environmental assessment process. A 25-year export licence has already been granted to LNG Canada by the National Energy Board.

The plans involve building a natural gas pipeline from sources in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in northeastern B.C. to the coast. From there the liquefied gas will be shipped on tankers to Asia. The project description says that it will “allow access to global markets for LNG, including the Asia-Pacific region for which the WCSB represents one of the closest and most attractive long-term supply sources.”

LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Shell Canada, Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Mitsubishi Corporation and PetroChina.

The proposed marine terminal on the Douglas Channel would be south of an existing Shell terminal site and a Rio Tinto Alcan Plant. The facility would process up to 69,000 tonnes per day of LNG with four trains at full build out. It would be able to store around 450,000 cubic metres of LNG.

The marine terminal would accommodate two LNG carriers. The project will involve supporting infrastructure such as power supply, water supply and handling, and waste collection and treatment.

The work would also involve modifying an existing wharf.

The project is one of several LNG developments in British Columbia.