Another liquefied natural gas firm has received its export licence from the National Energy Board.
Orca LNG, which is proposing to construct a terminal composed of six floating LNG (FLNG) vessels permanently moored to the shore “in the vicinity of Prince Rupert”, was approved for a 25-year export licence on July 27. The licence includes a maximum annual export of 28.06 billion cubic metres of natural gas, or 1.344 billion cubic feet. The licence will expire in 10 years should no exports take place within that time frame.
Orca LNG, with an office listed in Cypress Texas, is expecting to commence exports in 2019 with one vessel. The number of ships would calling on the terminal would increase as construction of additional FLNG vessels is completed.
The gas itself would be coming from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Although Orca LNG is in discussion with “several pipeline companies” about using either existing infrastructure of the construction of a dedicated pipeline.