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BC LNG Douglas Channel Energy Partnership LNG Liquefaction Plant

Douglas Channel 
Project Description
The financially troubled Douglas Channel LNG project has been taken over by a consortium lead by France’s EDF Trading and Belgian shipping company Exmar from previous owners Houston based LNG Partners. New minority owners are Canada’s AltaGas and Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co. Under the new structure, the plan is for Exmar is to develop and operate a barge-based floating liquefaction facility, while EDF Trading will be the LNG offtaker. The consortium has also executed long-term lease agreements with the Haisla Nation with respect to land and water tenure, and with Pacific Northern Gas for long-term pipeline capacity to supply gas to the project.
 
Status
The project's final investment decision which was expected before the end of 2015 may face delay following the imposition by Canada Customs of a 25% duty on the import of its $300 million floating LNG terminal. An initial appeal earlier this year was unsuccessful and a further appeal was lodged in September 2015. 
 
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Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 16:15

Cedar Exports LNG Ltd.

Cedar LNG
Project Description
In August 2014, Cedar LNG Export Ltd., an economic development arm of the Haisla First Nation, filed applications for three 25-year licenses. The applications seek approval to export varying quantities of LNG to Asian markets from either barge-based or floating LNG vessels to be located at up to three locations along the west side of the Douglas Channel. Each application relates to separate and independent commercial arrangements with gas producers, purchasers and shippers. Pipeline capacity required to transport natural gas to Cedar LNG could include a mix of new and already-proposed third party infrastructure. The Cedar 1, Cedar 2, and Cedar 3 LNG processing facilities are expected to be constructed, owned, and operated by partnerships or joint ventures owned directly by the Haisla Nation and one or more industry participants.
 
With the project still in planning stages, Cedar LNG did not disclose cost estimates. Names of prospective partners in the terminals; Asian customers, BC gas suppliers and pipeline service providers were also undisclosed. Discussions are under way on all fronts with an array of industry participants.
 
Capacity
21 million metric tons
 
Status
The three filings are under NEB Review. Work is under way with international tanker firm Golar LNG to commission construction of the vessels in Singapore at the Keppel Shipyard, according to the applications.
 
Timeline
The filings with the National Energy Board (NEB) envision construction starting in 2017-2020.
 
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 23:01

Kitimat Clean Ltd.

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Project Description 
Kitimat Clean Ltd. is a private British Columbia company set up to plan, construct and operate an oil reginery in Kitimat, BC. The refinery will feature state-of-the-art design, specifically for processing Alberta oil sands heavy crude oil, and engineered to be the cleanest upgrading and refining site in the world. 
 
Capacity
The refinery will process 550,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen from Alberta's oil sands delivered to teh site by pipeline (or by railway if necessary) .
 
Cost
$32 billion
 
Status
The engineering firm Hatch Ltd. has been comissioned to write a project description for environmental regulators, aiming to file in February 2016. 
 
For more infomation, please seehttp://kitimatclean.ca/
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:58

Kitimat LNG

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Project Description
Chevron and Woodside Petroleum propose to develop and operate an LNG export terminal at Bish Cove near Kitimat. The terminal would include LNG loading, storage, natural gas delivery, liquefaction and export facilities. Delivery of gas to the terminal would be via pipeline, approximately 15 km long, from the Pacific Trail Pipelines, which will be connected to the existing Spectra Energy’s Westcoast Pipeline system.
Capacity
Export capacity of 3.5–5 million tons per year.The project calls for an initial storage capacity of two 210,000 m3 LNG tanks with potential for future expansion.
Cost
$36 billion
 
Status
Since July 2015, the company has been carrying out pre-construction activities on the natural gas Pacific Trail Pipeline (PTP) south of Houston and Smithers.
Timeline
Subject to final approval, development will require 4–5 years.
For further detailed information please see: http://www.kitimatlngfacility.com/
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:57

LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink Pipeline

LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink Pipeline
Project Description
LNG Canada was formally announced in May 2012. Project partners Shell Canada, Korea Gas, Mitsubishi Corp, PetroChina Co. Ltd. are proposing to build and operate a two billion cubic feet/day LNG export terminal.
In June 2012, TransCanada PipeLines announced it has been selected by the joint venture partners to develop an approximately 700 km pipeline to supply the facility.
 
Capacity
LNG Canada will initially consist of two LNG processing units, referred to as “trains”, each with the capacity to produce six million tons per annum of LNG, bringing annual capacity to 12 million tons with an option for future expansion.
 
Cost 
$12 billion
 
Status and Timeline
On June 17, 2015 LNG Canada Export Terminal was granted Environmental Assessment Approval which comes with 24 enforceable conditions. A final investment decision is expected by in 2016. Field investigation and geotechnical work at the proposed terminal site are ongoing. 
 
For further detailed information please see: http://lngcanada.ca/
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 16:25

Northern Gateway Pipelines

Enbridge

Project Description
The Northern Gateway Pipeline Project calls for the construction of a new 1,177 km twin pipeline running from near Edmonton, Alberta, to a new marine terminal in Kitimat, to export diluted bitumin and import condensate.

The terminal would be located on the west side of Kitimat Arm about 7 kms south of Kitimat at Bish Cove. The project calls for a two berth facility for crude oil export plus a utility berth and product storage tanks.

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Capacity
The pipeline will carry approximately 525,000 barrels of petroleum product per day to Kitimat for export. A parallel pipeline will carry approximately 193,000 barrels of imported condensate per day to Edmonton.
 
Cost
Pipeline: $5.29 billion, terminal: $1.28 billion
 
Status
The Joint Review Panel finished its report and recommended in late 2013 that the federal government approve the project subject to 209 conditions. The government approved the project in June 2014 with the same conditions as the JRV which the company is seeking to address.
 
Timeline
A group of First Nations have launched an appeal of the government's approval of the project, rendering timelines uncertain. 
 
For further detailed information please see: http://www.northerngateway.ca/
For list of 209 conditions, please see: http://www.gatewayfacts.ca/jrp-conditions/
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:59

Pacific Future Energy Project

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Project Description
The Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project is a proposal to build and operate a bitumen oil refinery in northwest British Columbia in Kitimat. The corporation is proposing to power the project with clean energy, with the goal to open markets for Canadian bitumen through the creation of refined product. 
 
Capacity
The refinery will have an input capacity of 200,000 barrels per day of bitumen.
 
Status and timeline
The project is in the early stage of engineering design. On January 14, 2016, Pacific Future Energy Corporation filed its formal Project Description with the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. The review process is expected to take up to two years.
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:59

Talisman Energy Inc., Nexen Inc. and Imperial Oil Ltd.

The partners are in the early stages of assessing the options for a further LNG export project from Kitimat. Canada's Nexen (now owned by CNOOC) announced on November 29 2011 that it had struck an agreement to form a joint venture focused on its British Columbia shale gas business. Japanese firms Inpex and JGC have agreed to pay CAD700mn (US$680mn) for a 40% stake in Nexen's properties in the Horn River, Cordova and Liard Basins.