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Pacific NorthWest LNG announced a Positive Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project in June, 2015. The approval has two conditions: approval of the Project Development Agreement by the B.C. Legislature (approved July 22, 2015), and a positive regulatory decision on Pacific NorthWest LNG’s environmental assessment by the government of Canada.
In January 2013, TransCanada was selected by Progress Energy Canada to design, build, own and operate an approximately 900-kilometre natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia. The pipeline will safely deliver natural gas from a point near Hudson’s Hope to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility on Lelu Island, within the District of Port Edward.
The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project is now fully permitted, having received approvals from both the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (November, 2014) and the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (October, 2015).
Our customer, Pacific NorthWest LNG made a positive Final Investment Decision in June of this year, subject to two conditions. The first condition was approval of the Project Development Agreement by the B.C. Legislature, which was satisfied in July. The second condition is approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG facility by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).
Once CEAA approval is given, Pacific NorthWest LNG will confirm their positive Final Investment Decision and work on the project can begin.
Pacific NorthWest LNG is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility on Lelu Island within the District of Port Edward on land administered by the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The facility would liquefy and export natural gas produced by Progress Energy Canada in northeast B.C. The marine infrastructure for the proposed facility will be located adjacent to Flora Bank, and includes a proposed suspension bridge and trestle to connect Lelu Island with the marine terminal. The facility has been designed to avoid sensitive marine environments, such as the eelgrass beds on Flora Bank. Watch this video to see how LNG carriers would berth at the proposed marine terminal.
Throughout 18 months of consultation and field studies, we continuously refined the proposed route of this project, taking into account feedback from Aboriginal groups and stakeholders such as communities and landowners.
Prince Rupert Gas will provide contracting and employment opportunities to qualified local and Aboriginal businesses and individuals near the proposed project.