Pacific Northwest LNG has filed an export application with the National Energy Board.
Their application calls for a licence to export up to 19.68 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years beginning in 2019. The export of LNG would be made from a facility to be constructed on Lelu Island, pending the necessary approvals required and upon final confirmation of a go ahead from the company.
Pacific Northwest LNG advised in their press release today that they are working towards reaching a final decision on that investment by late 2014, if moving forward it would represent an investment of some 9 to 11 billion dollars, creating 3500 jobs during construction and 200 to 300 permanent full time jobs upon completion.
The application was heralded by the Provincial Government as a welcome development in the plans to develop the natural gas sector and expand market access through the Gateway of the North Coast.
The application by Pacific Northwest LNG marks the sixth such application made by would be exporters of LNG in Northwest British Columbia.
You can review the full proposal for development of the Lelu Island site from the Pacific Northwest LNG website.
We have a review of all the developments for LNG in Northwest British Columbia in our LNG archives here and here.
Media accounts of Friday's developments can be found below:
Northern View-- Pacific Northwest files for export licence (N View (July 10) e edition pg A6)
National Post-- Petronas seeks LNG export permit for Pacific Northwest project in B. C.
Business in Vancouver-- Pacific NorthWest LNG seeks export National Energy Board licence