British Columbia’s latest LNG project enters environmental review process

The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office on Jan. 7 officially put a recent application from WCC LNG Project Ltd. for the province’s latest liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project into the environmental assessment preparation process.

WCC LNG Project proposes to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas export facility and associated marine terminal located on the eastern shore of Tuck Inlet on the Tsimshian Peninsula, within the limits of the City of Prince Rupert. The facility at full build out would have a storage capacity of approximately 1,600,000 m3 and would produce up to 30 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas.

The proposed project would generate, at full build out, around 500 MW of electrical power through gas-fired turbine or steam turbine capacity. Options for power off the BC Hydro grid are also being looked at.

The backers of WCC LNG are ExxonMobil Canada and Imperial Oil Resources.

This is one of several LNG projects to enter the EAO’s review process within the last couple of years, including the Grassy Point LNG, Woodfibre LNG  and Prince Rupert LNG projects.

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