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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Kitimat LNG (Apache / Chevron)
  • Website:
  • Location: Bish Cove near the Port of Kitimat, BC, Canada
  • Capacity: 3.5-5.0 million tons/annum
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • The Kitimat LNG Terminal is a liquefaction and export facility
  • Kitimat LNG Terminal will include marine on-loading, LNG storage, natural gas delivery, liquefaction and LNG send-out facilities.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Two 210,000 m3 LNG storage tanks (approximately 8.9 Bcf of natural gas) with potential future expansion to three tanks
  • Constructor:
    • KBR: Front End Engineering and Design (FEED)
    • Fluor / JGC: Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
  • Licensor:

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Kitimat LNG Inc. expects to the FID for Kitimat LNG Terminal train 1 in 2012,
  • Commercial operation beginning at the end of 2016
  • Kitimat LNG received its Provincial Environmental Certificate for the liquefaction terminal in December 2008 and the Federal Environmental Certificate in January 2009.
  • the FEED for the project has been awarded in March 2011

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The terminal will take delivery of gas via a pipeline lateral, approximately 15 kilometres long, from the Pacific Trail Gas Pipelines, which will be connected to the existing Spectra Energy’s West Coast Energy Gas Pipeline.
  • Customers:
    • The terminal offers a short route to important Asian customers
    • Gas Natural, based in Spain, had tentatively agreed to buy 30% of the production from the terminal, while Korea Gas Corp had expressed interest in an additional 40%. However, these are MOUs, not purchase agreements


  • 2006 - Kitimat LNG Terminal received its environmental assessment certificate from the BC Environmental Assessment Agency and was granted federal environmental approval for a regasification terminal.
  • 2008 - Kitimat LNG received its Provincial Environmental Certificate
  • 2009 - Kitimat LNG received its Federal Environmental Certificate
  • 2011 - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) announced that it will hold a public hearing to consider an application submitted by KM LNG Operating General Partnership (KM LNG) for a 20-year licence to export natural gas in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
  • 2011 - Kitimat LNG partners awarded KBR the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for the facility
  • 2011 - Encana acquires a 30% interest in the project
  • 2011 - The National Energy Board grants a 20 year export licence to the project
  • 2012 - Chevron acquires Encana & EOG's share of the project
  • 2013 - Chevron acquisition completed
  • 2014 - Fluor and JGC Awarded EPC Contract
  • 2014 - Apache announces sale of stake to Woodside

Other Information

  • The terminal was originally concieved of as a regasification terminal.
  • If completed it will be Canada's first LNG export terminal

Relevant Links

  1. Haisla Members Approve LNG Lease
  2. Kitimat LNG Terminal Project Update
  3. Kitimat LNG files application to export gas, still looking for buyers
  4. JGC LNG Tank References
  5. Hearing Scheduled to Consider Application for License to Export Liquefied Natural Gas
  7. Encana to acquire 30 percent interest in proposed Kitimat, B.C. liquefied natural gas export development
  8. Kitimat LNG To Purchase Eurocan Industrial Site
  9. NEB grants 20-year export licence to KM LNG
  10. Chevron Subsidiary Acquires Operating Interest in Western Canada LNG Project
  11. Apache, Chevron Complete Chevron Canada's Entry Into Kitimat LNG
  12. Fluor and JGC Awarded EPC Contract for Kitimat LNG Project
  13. Apache Corporation announces the sale of Wheatstone and Kitimat LNG projects to Woodside Petroleum Limited
  14. Apache Completes Sale Of Kitimat LNG

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