Kitimat LNG

Kitimat LNG

Investing in Canada’s Energy Future

Aerial photo of Bish Cove, British Columbia, site of the export terminal for the proposed Kitimat LNG project.

On April 9, 2015, Woodside Energy International (Canada) Limited (Woodside Canada) joined the  Kitimat LNG Project as a 50:50 co-venturer with Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron).

Woodside’s entry into the Kitimat LNG Project brings international LNG experience and decades of LNG operating experience.

Chevron welcomes Woodside Canada to the Kitimat LNG Project, and we look forward to working with our new co-venturer to realize our vision of establishing a safe and environmentally responsible LNG project that benefits British Columbia, First Nations, Canada and LNG customers.

Chevron is the operator for the project’s upstream resources in the Liard and Horn River Basins in northeastern British Columbia, as well as the downstream components of the project including the LNG liquefaction facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat, British Columbia and the natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline.  

Together with Woodside, we look forward to continuing to build on the strong relationships established by the project to date all across northern British Columbia.

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Quick Facts

  • All major provincial and federal environmental approvals in place
  • NEB export permit volume: 10 million tonnes per year
  • Benefits agreements signed with all 16 First Nation bands along the right of way for the natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline
  • Will create an estimated 4,500 construction jobs between the LNG facility and Pacific Trail Pipeline that will be filled by British Columbians first
  • Projected number of LNG shipments: Approximately 12.5 per month

Current Status

  • Kitimat LNG is currently in the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) phase.
  • Engineering, procurement and construction contract for the LNG facility awarded to JGC/ Fluor consortium in January, 2014.
  • Key federal and provincial government regulatory permits are already in place. 
  • Early preparation work began at the facility site at Bish Cove, near Kitimat in 2011 and full construction of the facility will begin as soon as Final Investment Decision is made.
  • All sixteen First Nation bands along the proposed natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline route have signed the innovative First Nations Limited Partnership agreement which will deliver specific economic as well as employment, training, and contracting benefits to First Nations for the lifetime of the project. 

  • A Final Investment Decision will require a stable fiscal framework, greater cost and execution certainty, additional First Nations support and firm LNG sales agreements.

Kitimat LNG will operate as an export facility for liquefied natural gas sourced from British Columbia's Liard and Horn River basins. The proposed Kitimat LNG facility will be built on land leased under a unique benefit agreement with the Haisla Nation. The facility will include two liquefaction trains to cool the natural gas to a liquid state, LNG storage tanks and a marine jetty and berth to accommodate specialized LNG carriers. Kitimat LNG has a National Energy Board (NEB) license to export up to 10 million tonnes of LNG per year. Natural gas will be delivered to the facility by the proposed 480 kilometre Pacific Trail Pipeline from Summit Lake, B.C. to Kitimat.

The Kitimat LNG project will bring significant benefits to British Columbians including new jobs, business opportunities and revenue to the provincial government that has the potential to benefit health, education and transportation infrastructure across British Columbia. Significant investment has already been made towards developing the proposed Kitimat LNG facility site, natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline and natural gas resources in the Liard and Horn River basins


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