Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Nisga'a led KSI Lisims LNG project gains Regulator approval

A significant milestone has been reached for the Nisga'a Nation led energy project KSLI Lisims LNG, with the proposed LNG export terminal receiving approval from the Canada Energy Regulator for the export of up to 22.4 billion cubic metres of LNG per year over the next 40 years.

Read the full decision announcement here.

As noted in the decision above, still to sign off on the proposed development however is the Federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, who has to have a say towards approval of the project before an export licence can be issued.

KSI Lisims had been seeking the following in their application:

A 40-year Licence to export LNG, starting on the date of first export; 

A maximum annual export quantity of 22.4 billion cubic metres (m3), including a 15% annual tolerance; 

A maximum quantity of 778.3 billion m3 of natural gas over the term of the Licence; 

The point of export will be at a point on the outlet side of the liquefaction terminal at Wil Milit located on or near the northern point of Pearse Island, British Columbia. 

An early expiration clause where, unless otherwise directed by the Commission, the term of the Licence ends 10 years after the date of issuance of the Licence if the export of LNG has not commenced on or before that date.

The Proposed LNG export terminal on Pearse Island
in the Nass area has gained one regulator's approval

The project is currently in the readiness stage of its BC Environmental Assessment process.

Documentation towards the proposed LNG shipment terminal can be reviewed here.  

The KSI Lisims project is a partnership between the Nisga'a Nation and a number of Western Canadian energy providers learn more about their plans here.

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has put up some opposition to the project over a number of issues, some of which are related to past themes for Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla on the Nasoga Gulf issue

Their concerns and the plans for the Nisga'a led project are currently subject to a Dispute Resolution process with the province.

More on the proposed development can be reviewed from our archive page.

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