Chevron and Woodside are developing the Kitimat LNG facility to liquefy natural gas from British Columbia’s Liard and Horn River Basins. The natural gas to supply the liquefaction facility will be transported to the plant via the 480-kilometre, natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline from Summit Lake, BC.
Kitimat LNG has a 20 year, 10 million-metric-tonne-per-year LNG export license from the National Energy Board and all of the major provincial and federal environmental assessment certificates for the proposed Kitimat LNG plant and the Pacific Trail Pipeline are in place.
The Kitimat LNG facility will be built on land leased from the Haisla Nation (IR 6) under a unique benefits agreement. Significant early works at the proposed site began in 2011 and full construction of the facility will begin once a Final Investment Decision (FID) is made.
British Columbia stands to be the biggest beneficiary of the Kitimat LNG project for decades to come. Benefits such as employment, skills training, contracting and revenues to First Nations, local, B.C., and Canadian businesses are already taking place.