Pacific Northwest LNG

Pacific NorthWest LNG is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility to be built on Lelu Island in the District of Port Edward, on land administered by the Prince Rupert Port Authority

About This Project

The Pacific NorthWest LNG project brings together one of the world’s leading energy companies, PETRONAS, and one of the world’s most significant natural gas finds to generate new economic, social and environmental benefits in a safe and sustainable manner. The project goal is to transport natural gas from Progress Energy Canada’s significant reserves in the North Montney region of northeast B.C. to supply the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on Lelu Island, south of Prince Rupert. In addition to PETRONAS, JAPEX, Sinopoec/Huadian, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, and PetroleumBRUNEI are also shareholders in the Pacific NorthWest LNG project and the associated gas supply. 

With up to 4,500 direct and indirect jobs during peak construction and up to 330 long-term operational jobs at the facility, the project plans to spend approximately $11 billion in capital investment for the LNG facility over the first five years. The goal is to begin supplying gas to Asian customers in 2020. 

The project is currently in last stages of the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase. Pacific NorthWest LNG anticipates naming an EPCC contractor soon, which will provide additional certainty around project scope and a further understanding of construction timelines, costs, and labour force requirements. FEED contracts have been awarded to three international engineering contractors – Bechtel, KBR/JGC joint venture, and Technip/Samsung Engineering/China Huanqiu joint venture.

In December 2013, Pacific Northwest LNG was granted a 25 year export license through the National Energy Board to export up to 22.2 million tons of liquefied natural gas annually beginning in 2019. 

In November 2014, the BC Environmental Assessment Office granted Pacific NorthWest LNG an Environmental Assessment Certificate subject to eight conditions, which the project is committed to fulfilling. The Pacific NorthWest LNG project is still currently under review by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

In June 2015 Pacific NorthWest LNG announced a positive Final Investment Decision, subject to two conditions. The first condition was satisfied on July 21, 2021 after the Project Development Agreement legislation was passed by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The final outstanding condition is a positive regulatory decision on the project’s environmental assessment by the Government of Canada, after which the partners of the project will confirm the Final Investment Decision. 

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Employment Opportunities

Pacific NorthWest LNG and Progress Energy Canada are committed to building a work environment where talented and dedicated professionals find challenging and rewarding opportunities as they help craft a bright new future for Canada’s energy markets.

Pacific NorthWest LNG is currently recruiting for positions in a variety of fields, with a heavy emphasis on engineering. 

A list of current opportunities can be found at the following link:

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