British Columbia advances its review of Grassy Point LNG export project

The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office on June 10 issued a final Application Information Requirements (AIR) report that specifies the information that Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd. is required to provide in the application for an Environmental Assessment (EA) Certificate.

Woodside proposes to construct, operate, and years down the road decommission a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on provincially administered Crown Land at Grassy Point, approximately 30 kiometers north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The proposed Grassy Point LNG export facility would convert processed natural gas, delivered by pipeline, into LNG for export to global markets via LNG carriers. 

The BC EAO issued an order to Woodside in August 2014 confirming that Grassy Point LNG constitutes a reviewable project and that it requires an EA Certificate before it may receive provincial permits to construct and operate the Grassy Point LNG facility. This AIR document specifies the information to be provided in the application for consideration of an EA Certificate. The public comment period on the draft AIR was from March 3 to April 4 of this year.-

Grassy Point LNG is proposed to be implemented in two phases. Phase one, being the foundation project, is planned to produce between 6 million and 15 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG. Phase two would increase overall capacity up to 20 Mtpa of LNG. The number of LNG trains (process systems) will be determined during the detailed engineering and screening studies to optimize construction cost and operating efficiency. Product is planned to be exported from the facility to global markets via ships. Development options under consideration include an onshore LNG facility and a nearshore facility. If the final project design is determined prior to submission of the application, only the final design will be assessed. Otherwise, both design options will be assessed in the application.

Project contact information is: Woodside Energy Holdings Pty Ltd., 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000, www.woodside.com.au.

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