Kitimat LNG Project

Kitimat LNG Project

Investing in Canada’s Energy Future

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

The proposed Kitimat LNG project is a 50/50 joint venture between Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron) and Woodside Energy International (Canada) Limited (Woodside) through the entire value chain.  The project consists of the development of significant natural gas resources found in shale and tight rock formations in the Liard and Horn River Basins located in northeastern B.C.; transportation of that gas across northern B.C. via a third party pipeline and the Pacific Trail Pipeline (PTP)  to the Kitimat LNG liquefaction facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat B.C. that will cool the gas into a liquid for shipping to overseas markets.

The proposed Kitimat LNG project will provide natural gas to overseas customers in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  When complete, the Kitimat LNG Project will provide a clean and reliable energy source to these customers, while delivering significant benefits to First Nations, British Columbians and all Canadians for decades to come.

The Kitimat LNG Project Overview

Learn more about the Kitimat LNG Project

During construction, the Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove and Pacific Trail Pipeline will create approximately 4,500 jobs in B.C. Additional jobs will also be created during the development of the significant natural gas resources located in the Liard and Horn River Basins in northeastern British Columbia.

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Natural Gas – a cleaner energy option

Natural gas is an affordable, efficient and cleaner-burning energy source, which produces lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions than other fuels such as coal and oil. Natural gas fuels electric power generators, heats buildings and is used as a raw material in many consumer products.

Today’s global economy depends on affordable, reliable energy. Experts predict energy demand will continue to grow as the global middle-class population increases.  A major portion of that energy growth will come from natural gas—much of it delivered to market as Liquid Natural Gas or LNG.

Chevron is doing its part. We are a leading global supplier of natural gas, with resources we have safely and responsibly developed on six continents.

Protecting People

Environmental Responsibility

Developing and delivering LNG safely and responsibly

Chevron is involved in every aspect of the natural gas business, and has the experience and capabilities to develop these resources and deliver natural gas to markets where its use is growing.

Our highest priority in all of our operations is the protection of people and the environment. Chevron is developing natural gas resources from shale safely and responsibly using proven technologies. The natural gas that will be supplied by the Kitimat LNG Project is the same natural gas that is safely delivered every day to homes around the world for cooking and heating.

Cooling natural gas until it becomes a liquid allows it to be safely transported to customers in specially built LNG carriers. Over the past 50 years the industry has established a strong safety record without a single significant incident. In the event of a spill, LNG will not damage the ground or leave any residue as it evaporates. If spilled onto water, it will disperse into the air making cleanup on water bodies unnecessary. LNG is not stored under high pressure and is not explosive.

LNG ships are equipped with sophisticated leak detection technology, emergency shutdown systems, as well as advanced navigation and positioning systems that ensure safe and secure marine transportation. This emphasis on safe operations is consistent with our commitment to produce energy safely and reliably everywhere we operate.

What is Liquefied Natural Gas?

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Environmental Responsibility

Environmental responsibility is an integral component of what we do at Chevron. A leading example of our approach to protecting the environment in action is on Barrow Island in Australia where we are developing one of the largest LNG facilities in the world.  The Australian government classifies Barrow Island as a Class A Nature Reserve by the country’s highest level of environmental protection.

These same values of environmental responsibility are being incorporated into the planning and design of the Kitimat LNG Project, from the upstream natural gas resources in northeastern B.C. and along the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline route, to the liquefaction facility that will be located at Bish Cove, near Kitimat.

Environmental Responsibility

Protecting the
Environment

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Partnering with First Nations

The Kitimat LNG Project is being developed in partnership with local First Nations to ensure they are meaningful participants in the project and have the opportunity to benefit from the development of B.C.’s significant natural gas resources. The liquefaction facility at Bish Cove is being built on land leased from the Haisla Nation under a unique benefits agreement. In addition, through the First Nations Limited Partnership, the Pacific Trail Pipeline is the only proposed natural gas pipeline for a B.C. LNG project to have an agreement with all First Nation bands whose territories are along the proposed pipeline route.

These agreements provide First Nations with skills training, jobs, and contracts for the provision of supplies and services, environmental protection measures, as well as financial benefits throughout the lifetime of the Kitimat LNG Project.

First Nation Benefits and Opportunities

Learn more about the benefits Kitimat LNG will bring to First Nation communities across northern British Columbia.

Project Participants

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Employment and Supplier Opportunities

Helping local communities thrive

Chevron demonstrates our commitment to local communities where we operate by creating jobs, employing and developing local workforces and, sourcing goods and services from local suppliers.

The Kitimat LNG Project has the potential to be the largest resource project in Canadian history. It will provide significant revenues to the province of British Columbia and to Canada - revenues that will fund important public services such as education, health care, and transportation infrastructure.

As a component of our investment in major capital projects like Kitimat LNG, Chevron makes selected social investments in three core areas—health, education and economic development—to develop skilled workers, improve access to health care and boost local and regional economies. 

Project Benefits

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Community News & Events

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Chevron’s Corporate Social Responsibility

The Chevron Way

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The LNG Market

Rapid population growth, urbanization and industrialization are fueling an unprecedented long-term demand from industrial and residential customers in the Asia Pacific Region for large volumes of LNG.

Natural gas consumption in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to almost double between 2005 and 2020. The established LNG markets of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are expected to continue to comprise the bulk of this demand. Emerging markets in China and other Asian countries also will add significant opportunities.

Source: BC LNG Alliance

The Advantages of Kitimat LNG

  • Meeting Increasing Global Energy Demand through a secure, reliable supply of LNG.
  • Lower Transportation Costs capitalizing on Kitimat’s proximity to Asia-Pacific and its deep-water, ice-free port.
  • Natural Gas Supply from the prolific resources in the Horn River and Liard Basins.
  • Chevron and Our Co-Venturer Woodside's Experience in developing major energy projects.

Chevron’s Fleet Modernization Program

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What is Liquefied Natural Gas?

Stove burning natural gas

Kitimat LNG
Facility

Early construction at LNG site

Employment and Supplier Opportunities

Liard & Horn River Resources

Arial shot of drilling rig in Laird basin

Pacific Trail Pipeline

Path cleared for Pacific Trail Pipeline