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 currently the operator of 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. Following an interim transition period, Chevron will assume the role of operator for the project’s upstream resources in the Liard and Horn River Basins in northeastern British Columbia.
Together with Woodside, we look forward to continuing to build on the strong relationships that have been established by the project to date all across northern British Columbia.
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