Prince Rupert LNG

June 19, 2013 – BG Group applied to the National Energy Board (NEB) for a license to export up to 21 million tonnes of LNG per year beginning in 2021

About This Project

The BG Group has engaged with the Prince Rupert Port Authority to secure an approximately 125 hectare site on Ridley Island in Prince Rupert for a proposed LNG facility that would be used to liquefy and export Western Canadian natural gas to international markets. 

When fully developed, the LNG facility will include three LNG processing trains with a total capacity of up to 21 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), approximately 7 mtpa each. The facility will be developed in 2 phases: Phase 1 will include two LNG processing units and Phase 2 will include the addition of the third LNG processing unit to achieve full processing capacity. LNG from the liquefaction process will be held in one to three LNG storage tanks, each with a capacity of up to 180,000 cubic meters. The marine terminal will initially include one trestle and one ship-loading berth. When train 3 is constructed, a trestle extension and second berth will be added.    

In March 2014, Prince Rupert LNG was approved for an export licence through the National Energy Board to export up to 21 million tons of LNG annually from the proposed terminal on Ridley Island. 

BG Group is currently seeking an Environmental Assessment Certificate through the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) and project approval through the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA). A project description has been submitted by BG Group to both the BC EAO and the CEAA to advance this process. 

BG Group has signed a Project Development Agreement with Spectra Energy to jointly develop plans for a new natural gas transportation system from Northeast B.C. to the proposed Prince Rupert LNG terminal on Ridley Island.


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Employment Opportunities

At peak construction of Prince Rupert LNG employment is anticipated to reach 3,850 during Phase 1 and 2,000 people in Phase 2 while creating 400-600 full-time permanent positions. 

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