Pacific NorthWest LNG

Pacific NorthWest LNG is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility on Lelu Island within the District of Port Edward on land administered by the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The facility would liquefy and export natural gas produced by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. in northeast B.C. Pacific NorthWest LNG will create new economic and social benefits for the local community, BC and Canada in an environmentally safe and sustainable manner.

Key Facts about our Proposed Project:

  • Facility operations would create an estimated 330 long-term careers, plus approximately 300 new local, spinoff jobs in the community
  • Construction of the facility would create up to 4,500 jobs at peak activity
  • Lelu Island is within the jurisdiction of the Prince Rupert Port Authority and has been designated for industrial use by the federal government
  • The project is currently going through two environmental assessment processes, administered by the provincial and federal governments
  • Federal and provincial environmental reviews will determine if there are potential impacts from our project, and require mitigation strategies in order to minimize and/or compensate for any effects
  • The marine infrastructure for Pacific NorthWest LNG’s proposed facility will be located adjacent to Flora Bank, and includes a marine terminal with two berths
  • The Pacific NorthWest LNG facility has been designed to avoid sensitive marine environments, such as the eelgrass beds on Flora Bank; In fact, the project design would impact less than one per cent of Flora Bank
  • Pacific NorthWest LNG is working with residents to identify opportunities to support and enhance the development of marine habitat
  • Pacific NorthWest LNG represents an investment of approximately $11 Billion
  • PETRONAS, Sinopec, JAPEX, Indian Oil Corporation and PetroleumBRUNEI are all shareholders in Pacific NorthWest LNG and the associated natural gas supply
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