Project Benefits

Project Benefits

Kitimat LNG has the potential to be a key contributor in helping British Columbia become a major liquefied natural gas supplier. The benefits of this project will extend from local communities throughout British Columbia and into the rest of Canada. Some of the economic benefits of the project have already commenced, such as employment, investment in skills training, and revenues to First Nations, local, B.C, and Canadian business.
Kitimat LNG Project Overview

Learn more about the proposed Kitimat LNG project.

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Economic Benefits

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.

First Nation Benefits and Opportunities

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

Economic Development Partnerships

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Canada’s Natural Gas

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Community Benefits

Good neighbours are the cornerstone of great communities, which is why Chevron applies the same commitment to our social investments as we do our capital investments. Investing in communities where we work creates long term shared value and mutually beneficial relationships. We support initiatives with governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations and community programs that help move us toward our collective goal to create strong, healthy communities.

Watch the Mayor of Kitimat, Phil Germuth, speak about the benefits a new LNG industry will bring to the community.

Chevron's Social Investment Philosophy

Kitimat LNG has the potential to be a key contributor in helping British Columbia become a major liquefied natural gas supplier. As a front-runner in this industry, Chevron believes we have an important role to play in improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate.

Chevron focuses its social investment in the areas of health, education, economic development and community partnerships that contribute to identified needs while delivering sustainable and measureable outcomes. Wherever we are, Chevron strives to be a good neighbour, sharing the concerns of our communities and working to create a better future.

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Fostering Education

Learn more about the "Fuel Your School" program delivered in collaboration with

Chevron works with to help K-12 teachers get the supplies they need for eligible classroom projects.

We are helping to preserve the culture, language and history of the Kitselas First Nation through our contribution of $25,000 toward the cost of developing a ‘My Community App' for the Kitselas Canyon Historic Site. Content for the application will be developed through a community-driven initiative involving local youth, elders and other First Nation members that will capture stories and historical reflections. Kitselas First Nation members will be given the tools and knowledge to interview each other and build their community story through video, audio, photos and written text.

We paid for the accommodation costs for 50 students from the Coast Mountains School District to attend the 2014 Provincial LNG in B.C. Conference. The students participated in a dinner and panel discussion with MLA's, attended the conference's ‘Youth Zone' where they learned about career opportunities in the natural gas industry, and explored post-secondary education options through a visit to the University of Northern British Columbia.

We're supporting students in Northern B.C. in gaining trades qualifications with scholarship funding through North West Community College's Trades Bursary Fund.

We are proud to help inspire First Nation's youth to associate education and reading through technology with our support of E-Readers for First Nation's youth.

We support extra-curricular activities for young people including a ski-trip for Grade 6 students and an essay-writing contest for Metlakatla First Nation students.

Promoting Health & Wellness

  • We invested in Wet'suwet'en First Nation's community wellness strategy, focusing on a health and wellness initiative for community members. The initiative equips participants with tools to address health issues, set personal priorities, and achieve a healthy and productive life balance.
  • We sponsored a "Walk in Balance" health and wellness conference for Aboriginal Peoples. The conference delivered health promotion and illness prevention workshops on topics such as mental and spiritual health, traditional medicine, achieving a healthy work/life balance and addiction awareness and prevention. The conference's overall objective was to encourage participants to make changes in their lives that would benefit them at home, at work and in their communities.
  • We contributed to the B.C. Burn Fund through the Kitimat Firefighters Local 1304. The BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund provides a wide range of services to those who have experienced severe burns, and works to protect all British Columbians from similar trauma.

Examples of organizations and programs that do not qualify for Chevron Social Investment support

  • organizations discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation
  • religious or sectarian organizations
  • political organizations or candidates
  • advocacy, special interest or lobbying initiatives
  • fraternities, sororities, or academic clubs
  • trips, tours, personal travel or sponsorship
  • third-party fundraisers


For more information about Chevron's Social Investment Programs in Northern B.C. contact:

To submit a community funding proposal or in-kind donation request, please visit us at:


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Education Partnerships

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Health Partnerships

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