Douglas Channel Energy Partnership
This barge-based natural gas liquefaction plant will be fabricated and assembled in a shipyard, then towed to its permanent location in Douglas Channel where it will be grounded on a prepared foundation and interconnected to support systems and the berth. A liquified natural gas (LNG) buffer tank, electrical substation, and other support facilities will be located on land adjacent to the natural gas liquefaction facility.
About This Project
Douglas Channel Energy Partnership plans to construct and operate a small-scale natural gas liquefaction facility on the west bank of the Douglas Channel, within the District of Kitimat and the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation.
The purpose of this project is to provide a safe, clean and reliable facility where natural gas from British Columbia and Alberta gas fields can be liquefied and exported to Asian markets. This unique project will utilize existing natural gas pipeline capacity from Pacific Northern Gas (PNG). Douglas Channel Energy Partnership will install a barge-based Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, along with an LNG carrier berth and nominal onshore facilities. New infrastructure will be provided to transport natural gas from the terminus of the existing PNG facilities, along with electrical power from BC Hydro’s Minette substation, to the project site.
Feed gas supplies will be sourced from producers in British Columbia and Alberta. Once converted into LNG at the project site, the product will be exported (utilizing transport vessels operating on behalf of exporters) to international gas markets, enabling Western Canadian natural gas producers to gain access to new market opportunities.
Canada’s National Energy Board approved BC LNG Export Cooperative LLC for a license to export LNG from Kitimat, BC in February 2012.
The license authorizes BC LNG to export 36 million tonnes of LNG, equivalent to about 47.9 billion cu m of natural gas, over 20 years. The maximum quantity allowed for export will be 1.8 million tonnes/year of LNG, or about 2.4 billion cu m of natural gas.