VANCOUVER, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Pacific NorthWest LNG welcomed
the decision by the National Energy Board (NEB) to grant a license to
export up to 22.2 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per
year for 25 years beginning in 2019. The NEB decision is subject to
approval of the Governor in Council.
"The decision announced today by the National Energy Board is another
positive step toward establishing a thriving LNG industry on the west
coast of British Columbia," said Greg Kist, President of Pacific
NorthWest LNG. "Our proposed facility has the potential to create
multi-generational benefits for British Columbians and Canadians
through the development of a strong export industry for our natural
The proposed facility represents an investment of $9 billion to $11
billion, and will create up to 3,500 direct jobs during construction.
Once operational, the LNG facility will create 200 to 300 permanent,
Pacific NorthWest LNG entered into both the federal Canadian
Environmental Assessment Agency and BC Environmental Assessment Office
review processes in 2013. The project intends to submit its
Environmental Assessment to both agencies in early 2014.
About Pacific NorthWest LNG
Pacific NorthWest LNG is planning to build a world-class LNG export
facility on Canada's west coast on Lelu Island in Port Edward, near
Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The proposed facility will comprise an
initial development of two LNG trains of approximately six million
tonnes per annum (mtpa) each, and a subsequent development of a third
train of approximately six mtpa. The proposed facility would liquefy
and export natural gas produced by Progress Energy Canada in
northeastern British Columbia. Pacific NorthWest LNG is committed to
generating new economic and social benefits for the local community,
First Nation's, British Columbia and Canada in an environmentally safe
and sustainable manner. Pacific NorthWest LNG is majority-owned by
PETRONAS. JAPEX and PetroleumBRUNEI are minority shareholders in
Pacific NorthWest LNG and its associated natural gas supply.
SOURCE: Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd.
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