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Summary Information

  • Ownership: LNG Canada
    • Shell Canada 40%, China National Petroleum Co. 20%, Korea Gas Corp. 20% and Mitsubishi Corp 20%
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  • Location: Kitimat, BC, Canada
  • Capacity: 12.0 million tons/annum
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • LNG Canada will initially consist of two LNG processing units referred to as “trains”, each with the capacity to produce six million tonnes of LNG annually, with an option to expand the project in the future.
  • The terminal is to be supplied with electricity from BC Hydro

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Foster Wheeler / Chiyoda / Saipem / WorleyParsons: Provision of front-end engineering design (“FEED”) and project execution services
  • Licensor:

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Export approvals have been given

Suppliers / Customers


  • 2011 - Shell purchased the old Methanex plant site at Kitimat
  • 2012 - LNG Canada company launched
  • 2012 - Transcanada chosen to construct the pipeline from the gas fields to the terminal
  • 2012 - LNG Canada applies to the National Energy Board for a 25-year export license
  • 2013 - NEB approves 25-year export licence
  • 2013 - Government Announces Approval of Long-term Export Licence
  • 2013 - LNG Canada submitted a Project Description to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO)
  • 2014 - FEED contract awarded
  • 2014 - Application for an Environmental Assessment (EA) Certificate
  • 2015 - Export licence awarded

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Shell Canada confirms LNG partners
  2. Shell buys Kitimat site for potential LNG plant
  3. Global energy firms announce LNG Canada
  4. TransCanada Selected by Shell and Partners to Develop Multi-Billion Dollar Natural Gas Pipeline to Canada's West Coast
  5. LNG Canada applies to the National Energy Board for a 25-year export license
  6. NEB approves 25-year export licence to LNG Canada Development Inc.
  7. Harper Government Announces Approval of Long-term Export Licence
  8. LNG Canada files Project Description
  9. Project Description
  10. Rio Tinto sells wharf and land options to LNG Canada
  11. Foster Wheeler JV Awarded FEED And Project Execution Services Contract For LNG Canada Project In Kitimat, British Columbia
  12. LNG Canada Signs Power Contract
  13. LNG Canada Enters EA Application Review Phase
  14. NEB approves LNG Canada export licence

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