In February, the Province put out a request for an expression of interest to build at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert. The request attracted four suitable submissions. The agreement between Nexen and the Province gives Nexen the exclusive right to move forward with the planning necessary to build an LNG export infrastructure at Grassy Point.
Discussions are reportedly ongoing with the remaining three proponents for an adjacent parcel of land.
Nexen will now have to seek regulatory approval, an export permit from the National Energy Board and decide with its partners if the project will move forward.
There are now 10 LNG project proposals for British Columbia.