Kitimat LNG and Pacific Trail Pipeline
Kitimat LNG is poised to take advantage of Kitimat's many strengths including its strategic location serving the Asia Pacific market. The National Energy Board in Canada has approved KM LNG Operating General Partnership for a license to export liquefied natural gas from Kitimat, BC. The project will be allowed to export a total of 200 million tonnes of LNG over 20 years once production at the facility commences.
About This Project
Kitimat LNG will have an initial capacity to produce 700 million cubic feet of natural gas per day or five million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year. In October 2011, the National Energy Board granted a permit to export up to 10 million tonnes of LNG annually over 20 years. In January 2014, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract was awarded to a joint venture involving Fluor Canada and JGC Corp. of Japan. Required labour is estimated to be 3,000 – 5,000 jobs during construction and up to 100 – 200 permanent jobs for operation. The project is still subject to a final investment decision. Site preparation and other early works are ongoing, along with construction of temporary worker accommodation on the site of the former Eurocan Pulp & Paper mill.
Chevron Canada and Woodside Canada each hold a 50 per cent stake in the Kitimat LNG terminal, Pacific Trail Pipeline and 644,000 gross undeveloped acres in the Horn and Liard River basins in northeastern British Columbia. Woodside became a co-venturer in April 2015.
Director of Economic Development
District of Kitimat