Aurora LNG files for export licence for Grassy Point terminal

Just weeks after signing a sole-proponent agreement with the province, Aurora LNG today filed an export licence application.

Just over two weeks after signing a sole-proponent agreement with the provincial government, Aurora LNG today filed an export licence application with the National Energy Board (NEB).

Aurora LNG — a partnership between Nexen, INPEX Corporation and JGC Exploration Canada Ltd. — has applied for a 25 year licence to export 24 million metric tonnes per year of natural gas from Grassy Point near Lax Kw’alaams. In addition to the application for export, the document submitted to the NEB provides more details on Aurora’s proposal.

The company outlines plans for a natural gas liquefaction plant with LNG storage, a marine jetty and a loading dock capable of handling Q-Flex LNG carriers that can carry between 210,000 and 217,000 cubic metres of gas. Plans call for two LNG trains initially, with two additional trains being built as the market and project economics dictate. The facility would allow for the concurrent loading of tankers at adjacent berths.

The company said a variety of pipeline routes is being examined, and notes it has “long-term relationships with all major pipeline providers and has entered into preliminary discussion with pipeline providers”.

“Filing an application for an export license is an important step,” said Kevin Reinhart, CEO of Nexen.

“However, we still have a lengthy process ahead of us before final investment decisions are made. Stakeholder consultation, environmental assessments and affirmation of technical and economic feasibility are required before the project can proceed.”

Aurora LNG expects the first shipment to take place between 2021 and 2023 for the initial two trains.

Just Posted

WATCH: Going once, going twice… Rotary Auction gone!

The Prince Rupert Rotary club received $85K in donations and made $60k back in revenues

Prince Rupert’s Salvation Army receives $550 on a 550th celebration

The Indo Canadian Sikh Association of Prince Rupert will be celebrating their first Sikh Guru

The Northern View presents Santa Shops Here in Prince Rupert

More reasons to spend your shopping dollars locally

New band mayor elected in Lax Kw’alaams

Garry Reece Sr. will be replacing John Helin as band mayor

STORY & VIDEO: Crafty combo means even more entertainment at this year’s Kaien Island Craft Fair

Live music and food were 2019’s new arrivals at the popular event

Your Prince Rupert 55th Rotary Auction guide

Online guide to all the items up for bid before Monday’s live auction

Canucks erupt with 5 power-play goals in win over Nashville

Vancouver ends three-game slide with 6-3 triumph over Predators

65-million-year-old triceratops makes its debut in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old dinosaur

B.C. widow suing health authority after ‘untreatable’ superbug killed her husband

New Public Agency Health report puts Canadian death toll at 5,400 in 2018

Changes to B.C. building code address secondary suites, energy efficiency

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the changes will help create more affordable housing

Security guard at Kamloops music festival gets three years for sexually assaulting concertgoer

Shawn Christopher Gray walked the woman home after she became seperated from her friends, court heard

Most Read