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Home Energy News Proposed Squamish area LNG facility applies for export licence

Proposed Squamish area LNG facility applies for export licence

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The Canadian company, which is part of the Pacific Oil & Gas Group, is proposing the construction a liquefied natural gas processing and export facility located at the waterfront industrial site of Western Forest Products’ former pulp mill near Squamish. It would have a capacity of approximately 2.1 million tonnes per year. 

The application has been welcomed by Premier Christy Clark, who says it’s a sign the province’s LNG industry is gaining speed. 

“Seeing another LNG export licence filed with the federal government shows two things,” said Premier Christy Clark. “It further indicates that our LNG has huge promise to deliver the jobs and prosperity that B.C. so richly deserves, but also that it’s right around the corner. If they want to be part of this opportunity, it’s urgent that companies are in the game now.” 

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So far the NEB has issued three LNG export licences for projects in northwest B.C.

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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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