Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Port Edward LNG launches website to inform area residents of Small scale Terminal plans

The proponents of a proposed Small Scale LNG Facility have launched a new website providing a glimpse into what they have planned and how their LNG facility hopes to add to the local economy.

The opening notes from the website put the scale of the project into perspective noting how the size of the Port Edward plans compare to what most of us probably have in mind when it comes to LNG facilities.

Port Edward LNG is a British Columbia company proposing to build and operate a small-scale Liquefied Natural Gas facility in Port Edward, near Prince Rupert. We will supply LNG for export and domestic customers looking to switch from carbon intensive fuels, such as coal or diesel, to cleaner natural gas. 

This is not LNG as you know it. Port Edward LNG would be just over one-percent of the size of a large LNG project, liquefying gas for export in small quantities via conventional container ship. 

We are excited about the potential to be part of the fabric of the community – providing great, family supporting jobs, and other local benefits while respecting the people and environment of the North Coast.

The site selected for the project is adjacent to the BC Hydro operations site on Highway 16 just past the Galloways Rapids Bridge, the footprint for the Port Edward LNG project will be part of the 37 acre site located five kilometres east of the Port Edward townsite.

The Natural Gas which will be accessed from the existing PNG Pipeline will be chilled and turned into LNG, then shipped by Intermodal LNG ISO containers.

The Containers will be transported from the Port Edward site to the Fairview Container Terminal for shipment to overseas markets.

If successful in gaining the necessary approvals from the BC Oil and Gas Commission, Port Edward LNG hopes to begin construction in 2021 and be in operation by 2023.

The full overview of what they have planned can be reviewed here.

Of note and towards answering many of the questions that residents of the area may have about the proposed project, a Frequently Asked Questions page covers a range of material that may be of interest.

For its part the District of Port Edward has also outlined how it is approaching the zoning issues required for the project, having already given the topic first and second readings, the District notes that owing to COVID, they have put a planned Public Public Hearing on hold, with a promise of an update in the future.

For more notes related to the proposed Port Edward LNG project see our archive page here.

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