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.
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.