The project proponents have already made significant investments planning and preparing the LNG facility site at Bish Cove and the Pacific Trail Pipeline route, and in the development of the prolific natural gas resources in the Liard and Horn River basins that will directly supply Kitimat LNG.
British Columbia stands to be the largest beneficiary of the Kitimat LNG project for decades to come. Benefits such as employment, investment in skills training and revenues to First Nations, local, B.C, and Canadian business have already begun. These benefits will increase significantly once a positive Final Investment Decision is achieved, along with significant taxes and royalty payments to the B.C. government, taxes to the federal government, additional economic opportunities, and investments in communities throughout the province during the life of the project.
At peak construction of the LNG facility, we project there will be more than 3,000 people working on the Kitimat LNG plant site and another 1,500 workers building the Pacific Trail Pipeline.
Kitimat LNG has the potential to herald in a new world-class industry to export natural gas from British Columbia to global markets that will provide significant benefits to First Nations, British Columbia and Canada for decades to come.
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