Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has issued the following statement in response to Triton LNG export approval:
“British Columbia continues to work toward providing energy to Asia’s growing economies. The approval of Triton LNG’s export licence by the National Energy Board is another concrete example of the progress being made to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in our province.
“Triton LNG is an export proposal by AltaGas Ltd. and Idemitsu Canada Corporation. Export approval for this joint-venture partnership supports aspirations for job creation and economic security by opening up our natural gas sector to new markets.
“Our government’s strategy to build this new industry is helping international investors realize the market potential of B.C.’s vast supply of natural gas. We look forward Triton LNG’s progress as one of the 13 projects proposed for development in British Columbia.”