Canada’s Environmental Assessment Office said it has initiated the 180-day application review process for the proposed Woodfibre LNG project.
Woodfibre LNG, a Pacific Oil and Gas unit, proposes a project comprising the construction and operation of a processing and liquefaction facility to produce approximately 2.1 million metric tonnes per annum of LNG, with associated storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and export infrastructure. Natural gas will be supplied to the facility from western Canadian market hubs through expansion by FortisBC of the existing gas transmission system.
The project will be powered by electricity provided by BC Hydro. Liquefied natural gas will be loaded onto marine carriers for export to global markets. Estimated carrier frequency is approximately 40 carriers annually or three to four monthly.
The project would be located on an existing industrial site, the former Woodfibre pulp mill, which is well suited for conversion to an LNG facility.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Woodfibre LNG