Canvey Lng Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Canvey LNG (Calor, Osaka Gas, Japan LNG Corporation)
  • Website:
  • Location: Thames Road, Canvey, Thames Esturary, UK
  • Capacity:
    • million tons/annum
    • 5.4 billion cubic metres of gas
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • Canvey was the terminal to receive the UK’s first ever shipment of LNG in 1964. The project was to be a redevelopment of the brownfield site

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 240,000m3
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity:
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  • 2004 - Calor and Japan LNG launch the project
  • 2005 - Centrica becomes a partner in the project
  • 2006 - Submission of a planning application made
  • 2006 - Planning application rejected

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The project is on hold until planning permission can be obtained.

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers:
  • Customers:

Other Information

  • The project budget is £200m
  • Planning permission has been refused for the project. The company plans to resubmit its plans after making adjustments.

Relevant Links

  1. Centrica selected as a partner in Canvey LNG project
  2. Canvey liquefied natural gas (LNG) project plans submitted
  3. Planning appeal made for world's original LNG import terminal
  4. Natural Gas Infrastructure, JESS
  5. RPS Britain Planning & Development, Canvey LNG

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