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The First Nations LNG Alliance is a collective of First Nations who are participating in, and supportive of, sustainable LNG development in BC.
Owner/Operator: TransCanada Corporation and subsidiary NOVA Gas Transmission LTD (NGTL).
Proponent: LNG Canada – Shell Canada + Partners (KOGAS, Mitsubishi Corporation, PetroChina Company Limited)
Doig River FN, Halfway River FN, McLeod Lake Indian Band, West Moberly FN, Lheidli T’enneh FN, Yekooche FN, Nee Tahi Buhn, FN, Moricetown Band, Skin Tyee FN, Wet’suwet’en FN, Kitselas FN, Blueberry River FN, Nadleh Whut’en. *** In Progress
Nak’azdli Whut’en *** In Progress
Still in field work stage. Projected start to be sometime in 2017,
however delays in final investment decision (FID) for export facility in Kitimat entails delays in pipeline construction as well.
Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli Whut’en opposed the project citing that they were not adequately consulted and asked for Judicial Review. Nak’azdli remains opposed to agreement.
Delays due to waiting on final investment decision for Kitimat export facility (LNG Canada).
Unis’tot’en opposition to projects, however Wet’suwet’en leaders say these members don’t speak for the Wet’suwet’en as a whole.
Owner / Operator : Chevron Canada Limited.
Proponent : Chevron Canada Limited, Woodside Energy International Limited
EA approval was December 2008
Members of the First Nations Limited Partnership
Haisla Nation, Kitselas First Nation, Lax Kw’alaams Band, Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Metlakatla First Nation, Moricetown Indian Band, Nadleh Whut’en Nak’azdli Band, Nee-Tahi-Buhn Indian Band, Saik’uz First Nation, Skin Tyee Nation, Stellat’en First Nation, Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation, West Moberly First Nation, Wet’suwet’en First Nation
As of Spring 2016, everything is moving forward. Currently in the Engineering and Design phase of the project.
Waiting on Final Investment Decision to begin full construction.
Woodfibre Pulp and Paper Mill, about seven kilometres southwest of Squamish
650 during 2 year construction period, 100 full time over 25 years, office admin in Squamish and Vancouver
from the Liard and Horn River Basins in northeastern B.C
Proponent: Chevron Canada Limited
Downstream Association: Kitimat LNG Project
Associated Projects: Spectra Energy Transmission, West Coast Energy Gas Pipeline
EA certificate granted June 2008
Some applications still under review. Project pending 2 pipeline section application revisions.
Associated with the Kitimat LNG project.
FACILITY : Douglas Channel LNG Consortium: AltaGas Ltd., Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., EDF Trading, EXMAR.
PIPELINE : Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (existing pipeline)
LNG Canada – Shell Canada + Partners (KOGAS, Mitsubishi Corporation, PetroChina Company Limited)
2014: Engineering and permitting
Project on hold citing “unfavorable market conditions”. Awaiting FID which was posponed to 2018, but likely on hold until conditions improve.
This is a proposed export facility that is the intended delivery point for the PNG pipeline that already exists.
The Douglas Channel LNG Consortium has pulled out because of global LNG surplus and reduced energy prices.
Woodfibre LNG Limited (subsidiary of Pacific Oil & Gas Limited), RGE Group
FortisBC pipeline: Eagle Mountain
Guangzhou Gas Group potential buyers of LNG product
2013: Initial purchase of the pulp mill site, as well as preliminary EA process
Awaiting FID and subject to delays, but still still on track for imminent construction.
Spill on Sept 8th, 2016 that was quickly contained. Spill was mostly water.
Owner: Steelhead LNG Corp. Backers: Kern Partners. Steelhead is planning to “export gas… from independent companies”
Associated Malahat LNG: Williams subsidiary Northwest Pipeline LLC, Hoegh LNG and Bechtel
Associated Island Gas Connector Project : Williams subsidiary Northwest Pipeline LLC., Spectra Energy
Sarita LNG 2014
Malahat LNG 2014
Island Gas Connector Project 2015
Sarita LNG – see map
Malahat LNG – see map
Island Gas Connector – see map
Sarita LNG -Huu-ay-aht Nation
Malahat LNG – Malahat Nation
Sarita LNG – http://www.steelheadlng.com/sarita-bay-project-faq/Malahat LNG – http://malahatlng.com/the-project/#_aboutmalahatlng
Island Gas Connector – http://islandgasconnector.com/about-the-project/timeline/
Steelhead – Currently only in planning/proposal stage.
Sarita LNG – Currently Stage 1.
Malahat LNG – Currently in community engagement and consultation phase, as well as EA process and conceptual engineering/design.
Island Gas Connector – Currently early stages of planning and FN engagement.
Steelhead -Environmental science opposition to project due to fears of turning Saanich into “”marine desert
Sarita LNG -Huu-ay-aht are “”at the table”” discussing the possibility of the project. There is currently no definitive start year proposed.
Malahat LNG -Proposed location is former cement factory and pre-existing industrial site.
Island Gas Connector -Steelhead projects face challenge of having multiple proposed projects. If IGC doesn’t get approved, then that affects the other two projects. Additionally, the IGC requires federal approval from both Canada and US, not to mention the respective FN groups in both countries. The precedent set for FN engagement with LNG projects in Canada likely won’t be the same as the one in the US, so it’s important to keep an eye on how that is handled. Moreover, there will likely be asymmetrical benefit agreements as a result.
Malahat LNG – 200 long term, 350-400 during peak construction
Malahat LNG – 30 years of revenue though taxation
Petronas, Japex, IOCL
Proponent: Pacific Northwest LNG
Metlakatla First Nation, Lax Kw’alaams First Nation, Gitxaala Nation, Kitsumklaum First Nation, Kitselas First Nation and Gitga’at First Nation, Tsimshian First Nation
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s final decision statement: http://www.pacificnorthwestlng.com/media/FINAL%20EA%20Report.pdf
Flora bank – eelgrass habitat critical to salmon, salmon critical to local first nations
North Montney region of northeast B.C.
$2.5 billion annually to federal, provincial and municipal governments in various taxes and royalties
Rockyview Resources Inc. and potentially a third party
Investigating options -will require Environmental Assessment and permits.
Pacific Rim markets in Asia
Hundreds during construction
Rockyview’s sites in the Horn River Basin in Northeastern B.C.
Billions in tax and royalty revenue to the Province
Affilliate: Progress Energy Canada Ltd
2013: Project announced
PRGT has now announced 13 project agreements executed with First Nations in B.C. They include: Blueberry River First Nations, Doig River, Gitanyow, Halfway River, Kitselas First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Metlakatla First Nation, Nisga’a Lisims Government, Takla Lake First Nation, Tl’azt’en Nation and Yekooche First Nation.
2013 – PRGT was announced. Our ongoing engagement process commenced shortly thereafter, followed by environmental and engineering studies along the proposed route
2014 – Filed Environmental Assessment Application with BC EAO and were awarded an Environmental Assessment Certificate along with conditions which we are committed to fulfilling
2015 – Received regulatory permits from the British Columbia OGC required to build and operate the pipeline
Construction will commence once Pacific NorthWest LNG has made a final investment decision.
PNW LNG announced a positive final investment decision in June this year, with two conditions: Approval of related legislation by the B.C. legislature (approved on July 22, 2015), and approval of an environmental assessment certificate by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Should the certificate be awarded, PNW LNG will decide whether to confirm their investment decision and PRGT will begin site preparation for camp locations and other related sites shortly thereafter, followed by pipeline construction activities. PRGT expects to begin pipeline operations in late 2019 or early 2020.
Gitxsan FN legal challenge for judicial review. They claim the FN was not consulted and the proponents did not take the proper steps to engage the FN
Nexen Energy (a CNOOC Limited company) and INPEX Gas British Columbia Ltd.
Environmental Assessment Certificate application been formally accepted by Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia, 180-day review underway.
Thousands during construction, 300-600 during operation
Shale gas assets in northeast BC